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Wrist fractures in children: how are they best treated?

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 14:03

Lynda Ware looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on different treatments for wrist fractures in children.

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Erections after prostatectomy surgery: does Viagra still work?

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 11:12

In this blog for a non-medical audience, Alastair Lamb and Altan Omer look at the evidence for use of PDE5 inhibitors (Viagra, Cialis & Levitra) for penile rehabilitation after prostate cancer surgery.

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Preventing dementia: do vitamin and mineral supplements have a role?

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 11:22

Sarah Chapman looks at the latest evidence on vitamin and mineral supplements for preventing dementia or at least slowing cognitive decline. Can they really help?

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Quiz time on Evidently Cochrane! Artefacts and other evidence.

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 15:46

To end the year on Evidently Cochrane, we have dug into a cabinet of medical curiosities and invite you to take our quiz. 

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Top of the blogs 2018: a look back at a year of Evidently Cochrane

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 16:28

As 2018 nears its close, we take a look back to find the top ten most popular Evidently Cochrane blogs published this year.

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Wet cough in children: making choices about treatment

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 13:36

GP Robert Walton looks at Cochrane evidence on antibiotics for children with 'wet cough' and explains what might help you decide what to do when your child has a cough that does not go away quickly.

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Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS): a look at the evidence for treatments

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:27

In this blog, Sarah Chapman looks at the Cochrane evidence for surgical and non-surgical treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

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Routine dental care: does the evidence give us something to smile about?

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 15:54

Sarah Chapman looks at the Cochrane evidence for aspects of routine dental care. Something to smile about? Or are there big gaps...?

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Evidence-based medicine, relationships and trust: #CochraneForAll interview with Dr Margaret McCartney

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 12:29

André Tomlin (@Mental_Elf), from the Beyond The Room team at the 2018 Cochrane Colloquium,#CochraneForAll, in Edinburgh interviews Dr Margaret McCartney (@mgtmccartney), general practitioner, about the practice of evidence-based medicine, relationships and trust.

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Defining research impact in terms of patient benefit: #CochraneForAll interview with Mark Taylor

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 12:29

André Tomlin from The Beyond The Room Team at the 2018 Cochrane Colloquium interviews Mark Taylor, Head of Impact for the Central Commissioning Facility of the National Institute for Health Research, about research impact, his own experience of multiple sclerosis and how Cochrane can involve patients in their work.

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Cochrane Crowd for students: what’s in it for you?

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 09:32

Cochrane Crowd's Community Engagement and Partnerships Manager Emily Steele, and Co-Leader Anna Noel-Storr blog about the benefits for students of getting involved with Cochrane Crowd, Cochrane's citizen science platform.

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Omega-3 in pregnancy reduces the risk of premature birth: new evidence

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 14:49

November is Prematurity Awareness Month and Sarah Chapman shares new Cochrane evidence that omega-3 supplementation can reduce the risk of premature birth

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Psychological therapies for treatment-resistant depression in adults

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 09:37

Sophia Fedorowicz, a Master's student at Staffordshire University, with a background in psychology, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on psychological therapies for treatment-resistant depression in adults. Sophia spent four weeks on elective at Cochrane UK during June 2018. 

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Preventing influenza: Cochrane evidence on vaccination

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 14:10

In the second of two blogs from public health doctors on preventing influenza ('flu), Emma Plugge takes a look at some of the Cochrane evidence on preventing influenza through vaccination.

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Influenza vaccines: how effective are they?

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 13:10

In the first of two blogs from public health doctors on preventing influenza ('flu), David Roberts explains why the influenza vaccine changes each 'flu season, how effective it is and how that is measured. 

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Falls prevention in older people: what can nurses do?

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 14:54

In this blog for nurses, Helen Cowan reflects on the latest Cochrane evidence on falls preventions in care homes and hospitals and reflects in the context of her practice.

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Patient-mediated interventions to improve professional practice: #CochraneForAll interview with Therese Kristine Dalsbø and Marita Sporstol Fønhus

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 14:24

Transcript of a podcast interview conducted by André Tomlin with Therese Kristine Dalsbø and Marita Sporstol Fønhus, two Norwegian Cochrane review authors, who talk about their recent systematic review, “Patient-mediated interventions to improve professional practice”. Recorded at the Cochrane Colloquium, 2018

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Arresting Hope: #CochraneForAll interview with Ruth Ellwood Martin and Mo Korchinski

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:53

Transcript of a podcast interview with Dr Ruth Elwood Martin and Mo Korchinski about their work in Canada with women in prison: Arresting Hope – Women Taking Action in Prison Health Inside Out, conducted by André Tomlin @Mental_Elf. Recorded at the the Cochrane Colloquium 2018.

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Involving young people in a meta-synthesis in research: #CochraneForAll interview with Erin Walker and Katrina Brooks

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:15

This is a transcript of a podcast interview with Erin Walker and Katrina Brooks conducted by Douglas Badenoch about involving young people in a meta-synthesis. Recorded at the Cochrane Colloquium 2018.

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Involving patients in developing guidelines: #CochraneForAll interview with Lyubov Lytvyn

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 15:52

Casey Quinlan from Beyond The Room Team at the #CochraneForAll Colloquium, 2018, interviews Lyubov Lytvyn, a PhD student at McMaster University, about involving patients in research to guide the development of evidence-based recommendations.

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