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Vasodilators for Raynaud’s Phenomenon

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 09:02

In this blog for people with Raynaud’s phenomenon, Dr Kevin Su, a Rheumatologist from Australia, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on vasodilator drugs for Primary Raynaud’s phenomenon. Katie LeBlanc, a patient advocate, reflects on her experiences.

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Developmental Language Disorder: reflections as a mum and speech and language therapist

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 09:15

After her son was diagnosed with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), Genna White became a Speech and Language Therapist to help families like her own. In this blog, Genna reflects on what DLD is and what she’d like parents, healthcare workers, and others working with children to know. 

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Becoming a Cochrane Review author: trust me, I’m a patient!

Fri, 10/08/2021 - 08:36

Karen Morley reflects on her experience of becoming a consumer author on a Cochrane Review, using her lived experience of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and considers the questions it raised for her about Public Involvement in research.

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Glioblastoma: honest conversations for shared decision-making

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 09:31

Peter Buckle, a patient advocate whose wife died of glioblastoma, and Professor Scott Murray, GP and palliative care innovator, call for honest communication between health professionals and people with glioblastoma and their families, enabling shared decision-making and planning, with a focus on quality of life. They give sources of information and support for patients and families, and practical suggestions for clinicians.     

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Choosing health care wisely when resources are scarce

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 10:26

This blog describes the first in a new series of Cochrane Special Collections which brings together examples of treatments and health care which - despite being costly and time-consuming - research suggests could be unhelpful to patients, or even harmful.

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Evidence for Allied Health: new evidence and resources – September 2021

Mon, 09/06/2021 - 14:28

The latest evidence and resources for allied health professionals and clinical support staff. You can either scroll through this page or click on any of the links below to jump to the relevant section. Helping you keep up-to-date with evidence We are now changing these blogs from quarterly to every two months, bringing you new […]

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Evidence for Nursing: new evidence and resources – September 2021

Mon, 09/06/2021 - 14:27

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

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Evidence for Maternity Care: new evidence and resources – September 2021

Mon, 09/06/2021 - 14:25

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

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Tube feeding for people with severe dementia: making decisions

Fri, 09/03/2021 - 09:33

Charlotte Squires, a trainee doctor in older adult care, reflects on issues with eating for people with severe dementia and options for supporting them, including new evidence on tube feeding. Sarah Chapman and friend Sue share experience from supporting their mums with dementia.

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Preventing stillbirth: What’s the latest evidence?

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 11:39

In this blog for maternity care providers and families, Dr Aleena Wojcieszek, clinical epidemiologist, science communicator, and honorary research fellow at the Australian Centre of Research Excellence in Stillbirth (Stillbirth CRE), and Ms Susannah Hopkins Leisher, mom to stillborn son Wilder Daniel (13 July 1999), PhD student in epidemiology at Columbia University, and chair of the International Stillbirth Alliance, look at an overview of Cochrane evidence on antenatal interventions to prevent stillbirth and perinatal death.

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Support surfaces for managing pressure ulcers: which to choose?

Tue, 08/17/2021 - 12:54

In this blog for nurses, Chunhu Shi, a nurse and lead author of a Cochrane Overview, shares what the latest evidence tells us about support surfaces for managing pressure ulcers, and what we still don’t know.

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