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Evidence for Allied Health: news evidence and resources – Quarter 2 2021

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 09:00

The latest evidence and resources for allied health professionals and clinical support staff.

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Evidence for Maternity Care: new evidence and resources – Quarter 2 2021

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 08:54

The latest evidence and resources for midwives and clinical support staff.

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Rapid point-of-care tests for diagnosing COVID-19 infection: the latest Cochrane evidence

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 11:31

In this blog for anyone interested in rapid point-of-care tests for diagnosing COVID-19 infection, Jac Dinnes from University of Birmingham discusses her recently published Cochrane Review to help healthcare professionals and members of the public interpret the evidence for their accuracy.       Tests for diagnosing COVID-19 infection are an incredibly important tool to […]

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Talking to GPs about endometriosis: Lara’s story

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 10:39

In a blog for GPs and for people seeking help from their GPs (especially those who have or may have endometriosis), Lara Cowpe reflects upon her experiences with GPs during her endometriosis journey.

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Keyhole surgery for pain associated with endometriosis

Fri, 03/26/2021 - 14:23

In this blog for people considering surgery to treat pain associated with endometriosis, Dr Martin Hirsch, Consultant Gynaecologist, and Claire Barker, who had keyhole surgery for endometriosis in 2015, explore the benefits and risks and discuss important aspects to consider when thinking about undergoing surgery.

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Hormonal contraceptives for treating pain associated with endometriosis: the latest evidence

Tue, 03/23/2021 - 16:13

Claire Barker shares her experiences of using hormonal contraceptives for her endometriosis pain, and Dr Martin Hirsch, Locum Consultant Gynaecologist at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital, discusses the latest Cochrane evidence. He reflects upon the side effects and effectiveness of these widely used treatments for pain associated with endometriosis.

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IVF to treat infertility associated with endometriosis: the latest evidence

Fri, 03/19/2021 - 15:50

In this blog for people with endometriosis, Dr Ippokratis Sarris, Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and the Director of King’s Fertility, and Dr James Duffy, Clinical Fellow at King’s Fertility, discuss the reasons why endometriosis causes fertility problems, potential treatment options, and the latest Cochrane evidence on IVF for endometriosis.

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Keyhole surgery to treat infertility associated with endometriosis: the latest evidence

Thu, 03/18/2021 - 12:42

In this blog for people with endometriosis, Dr Ippokratis Sarris, Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and the Director of King’s Fertility, and Dr James Duffy, Clinical Fellow at King’s Fertility, discuss the reasons why endometriosis causes fertility problems, potential treatment options, and the latest Cochrane evidence on keyhole surgery (laparoscopic surgery) for endometriosis.

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Diagnosing and treating brain tumours: reflections on the latest Cochrane evidence

Tue, 03/16/2021 - 15:07

In this blog for people living with a brain tumour, healthcare practitioners and anyone with an interest in brain tumours, Helen Bulbeck, Cochrane consumer representative and director of policy and services for brainstrust, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on brain tumours and reflects on what this special collection means for the brain tumour community and why collaboration has been key to the success of this work.

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Ultrasound for diagnosing endometriosis: the latest evidence

Thu, 03/11/2021 - 16:40

In this blog for people with endometriosis, Dr Mathew Leonardi, Surgeon and Sonologist at McMaster University and Dr James Duffy, Clinical Fellow at King’s Fertility, discuss the latest Cochrane evidence on the use of ultrasound to diagnose endometriosis. They both reflect on the current research evidence, latest developments in the use of ultrasound in the diagnosis of endometriosis, and how the effective use of ultrasound could reduce delays in diagnosis. 

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Blood tests for diagnosing endometriosis: the latest evidence

Wed, 03/10/2021 - 17:17

In this blog for women with endometriosis, Dr James Duffy, Clinical Fellow at King’s Fertility, discusses the latest Cochrane evidence on blood tests for diagnosing endometriosis. He reflects on the need to develop accurate blood tests, the current research evidence, and the potential of a blood test called CA125 for diagnosing endometriosis.

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Evidence for Nursing: new evidence and resources – Quarter 2 2021

Tue, 03/09/2021 - 17:02

The latest evidence and resources for nurses and clinical support staff.

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Endometriosis: #MyEndometriosisQuestion – a special series

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 16:58

March is #EndometriosisAwarenessMonth. This month, we are running a special series of blogs on diagnosing and treating endometriosis. There will also be live Q&As and you can submit questions to experts on social media using the hashtag #MyEndometriosisQuestion.

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Chronic suppurative otitis media (infection and inflammation of the middle ear): Cochrane evidence on treatment options

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 11:28

This blog for people affected by chronic suppurative otitis media looks at the evidence from seven recent Cochrane Reviews exploring the benefits and harms of various treatment options.

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Physical Activity: what’s the latest guidance?

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 09:32

In this blog for health professionals, Dr Rebecca Gould, Cochrane UK Fellow and Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar, summarises the recent changes in global and UK physical activity guidelines for adults and looks at some of the Cochrane evidence available on physical activity.

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Health awareness events as opportunities for sharing health evidence: choose with care

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 15:43

This blog explores the pros and cons of health awareness events as opportunities for sharing evidence, and how to choose and use them wisely.

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Antenatal steroids: demystifying the benefits and risks

Fri, 02/05/2021 - 10:19

In this blog for pregnant women and the people involved in their care, Fiona Stewart, Cochrane Network Support Fellow, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence from a review she co-authored on antenatal corticosteroids for women at risk of preterm birth and how it links to the Cochrane logo.

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Taking part in randomised trials: what influences people’s decision to participate?

Fri, 01/29/2021 - 09:36

Cathering Houghton blogs about what influences people's decisions to take part in randomised trials.

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Behavioural Activation Therapy for depression: what’s the evidence?

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 14:19

In this blog for people with depression and their mental health practitioners, Emily Sanger, a Junior Doctor in York, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence from two reviews on Behavioural Activation Therapy and explores how well it works for depression in adults, with and without long-term physical conditions.

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Evidence for Maternity Care: new evidence and resources – Quarter 1 2021

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 09:42

The latest evidence and resources for midwives and clinical support staff.

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