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  • In this interview with Jill Hayden we learn how this review, one of Cochrane’s largest reviews published to date, has led to new ways of working collaboratively and with an increased focus on research integrity. An ongoing update of this review will bring five related Cochrane reviews together into one. You have just completed the ...
    September 28 2021
  • Professor Hywel Williams has been awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE). He has received the award for services to the national Covid-19 research response and his lifelong research into skin diseases.Professor Williams was a founding member of the Cochrane Skin group in 1997 and was the Co-ordinating Editor for 21 years...
    June 16 2021
  • Pressure ulcers, also known as pressure sores or bed sores, are wounds to the skin and underlying tissue caused by prolonged pressure or rubbing. People who have mobility problems or who lie in bed for long periods are at risk of developing pressure ulcers.Cochrane Wounds has recently published a suite of reviews on this topic, lead author Chunhu...
    June 4 2021
  • Supported by Cochrane Ear ,Nose and Throat a new Cochrane Library Special Collection curates the latest Cochrane evidence on non-surgical treatments for chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM). CSOM is estimated to have a global incidence of 31 million episodes per year, disproportionately affecting people at socio-...
    March 5 2021
  • Skin care treatments in babies, such as using moisturisers on the skin during the first year of life, probably do not stop them from developing eczema, and probably increase the chance of skin infection.The authors are uncertain how skin care treatments might affect the chances of developing a food allergy. We need evidence from well-conducted...
    February 8 2021
  • At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries implemented lockdowns or stay-at-home orders. Most dental services provided only emergency treatment so patients and dental professionals could stay safe. This left many people in pain or without access to care. As countries began to ease their lockdown restrictions, policy-makers and dental...
    January 12 2021
  • New Cochrane Systematic Review shows that knee replacement surgery using a tourniquet increases the risk of serious complications, and causes additional pain after surgeryWhat are the benefits and risks of using a tourniquet in knee replacement surgery? Senior author Mr Peter Wall, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon from Warwick Clinical Trials Unit...
    December 10 2020
  • Why is this question important?Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer among people with white skin.BCC is not usually life‐threatening but if left untreated, it can cause important disfigurement, especially on the face.Surgical removal of the affected area and surrounding skin is usually the first option for treating BCC...
    November 23 2020
  • Cochrane has released a new Special Collection Coronavirus (COVID-19): evidence relevant to clinical rehabilitation. This Special Collection is one of a series of collections on COVID-19, and will be regularly updated.Rehabilitation has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an essential health strategy, alongside...
    October 22 2020
  • Recall intervals for oral health in primary care patientsLead author Patrick Fee explains, “This research is valuable when considering the significant impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic and its effect on dental services worldwide, limiting patient access for dental treatment. Patient access to dental care may remain limited for some time....
    October 15 2020

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