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  • Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care  (PaPaS)  group addresses the gap in knowledge on chronic  pain in childhood and helps push solutions forward.On July 12th at the Wellcome Trust in London, UK,  world-leading experts came together to look at evidence, policy and practice in the area of childhood pain.Clinicians...
    August 1 2018
  • Which treatment can help resolve wax build up?Build up of ear wax is common. It can be uncomfortable for the patient and can cause hearing problems. Ear drops have been studied as a potential tool to soften the wax, preventing the need for further treatment such as syringing. This new review, produced by a team from the UK and US as part of...
    July 25 2018
  • A team of review authors from the UK and Thailand worked with the Cochrane ENT Group to evaluate the benefits of nasal saline irrigation in people with allergic rhinitis.Allergic rhinitis is inflammation (swelling and/or irritation) of the inside of the nose caused by allergies and is common in both children and adults. Common causes include grass...
    July 4 2018
  • Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care has been producing Cochrane Reviews for more than 20 years, including dozens covering a wide range of therapies for pain. In April 2018, their review of brain stimulation for chronic pain was updated and lead author Neil E O'Connell from Brunel University London in the UK tells us about the latest...
    May 25 2018
  • The College of Optometrists, UK has funded two Cochrane Review updates in support of the Cochrane Eyes and Vision (CEV) group based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The global review updates were used to answer questions on the topics of Vision screening for correctable visual acuity deficits in school-age children...
    May 24 2018
  • We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jo Dumville as the new joint Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Wounds. Jo Dumville is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Health Research at the University of Manchester, UK. The institution is rich in Cochrane activity as it houses the Editorial bases for three Cochrane Review Groups: Cochrane Wounds,...
    May 7 2018
  • We are delighted to announce the appointment of Tianjing Li as the new Co-ordinating Editor of the US Satellite of Cochrane Eyes and Vision. Dr. Tianjing Li is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Dr. Li's main areas of research include developing...
    April 30 2018
  • Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care is producing a series of reviews on drugs for the treatment of people with fibromyalgia. One of these, published in March 2018, examines the effects of a class of antidepressants called serotonine noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors. In this podcast, one of the co-authors, Brian Walitt, from the National...
    April 30 2018
  • Chronic hip and knee pain affects all domains of people's lives. People's beliefs about chronic pain shape their attitudes and behaviours about how to manage their pain. People are confused about the cause of their pain, and bewildered by its variability and randomness. Without adequate information and advice from healthcare professionals, people...
    April 17 2018
  • Cochrane Eyes and Vision is an international network of individuals working to prepare, maintain, and promote access to systematic reviews of interventions to treat or prevent eye diseases or visual impairment. They also do systematic reviews of the accuracy of diagnostic tests for common ocular diseases or conditions.Cochrane Eyes and Vision...
    April 5 2018

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