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Collaborating with WHO for evidence-informed nutrition guidelines

The World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD) develops evidence-informed guidance on effective actions to address all forms of malnutrition; establishes standards and harmonizes methodologies; and increases public awareness about the WHO policy recommendations.  WHO is Cochrane’s largest external partner and we have been collaborating […]

World Continence Week

World Continence Week 2018 is held between 18-24 June and is a global initiative run by the World Federation of Incontinence Patients (WFIP), with the approval of the International Continence Society (ICS). The vision is to help improve health, wellness and quality of life for those with continence issues, and […]

Donepezil for dementia due to Alzheimer's disease

Abstract Background Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in older people. One approach to symptomatic treatment of Alzheimer’s disease is to enhance cholinergic neurotransmission in the brain by blocking the action of the enzyme responsible for the breakdown of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. This can be done by […]

Cochrane seeks Senior Office Administrator – London, UK

Specifications: Full TimeSalary: Up to £35,000Location: London, UKApplication Closing Date: 29/06/2018 About CochraneCochrane is a global, independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making vast amounts of research evidence useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by synthesizing research findings to […]

Cochrane Epilepsy seeks PhD Student – Europe

In this PhD, Individual Participant Data will be collected from eligible RCTs of add-on treatment in patients with refractory epilepsy. Statistical issues for the analysis of these trials will be explored and a network meta-analysis undertaken using the most efficient and statistically reliable methods. It is anticipated that the characteristics […]

Direct injection of corticosteroids into the fetus compared with injection into the mother for improving fetal outcomes when the mother is at risk of preterm birth

What is the issue? Babies born preterm (before 37 weeks of pregnancy) are at risk of dying, having bleeding into their brain and problems with their breathing because their lungs are not fully developed. Corticosteroid treatment given to the mother before early birth has been shown to be effective in […]

Which interventions are effective and safe for preventing distal intestinal obstruction syndrome (DIOS) in cystic fibrosis?

Background Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited, life-long condition that causes organ systems in the body to produce large amounts of thick and sticky mucus. The most commonly affected area is the lungs, in which thick mucus leads to recurrent chest infections and breathing difficulties. Another commonly affected area is […]

Fluphenazine versus Placebo for Schizophrenia

Review question: Is sluphenazine effective for the treatment of schizophrenia compared with placebo? Background Fluphenazine is one of the first drugs to be classed as an ‘antipsychotic’ and has been widely available for decades. Searching for evidence We updated the electronic search in December 2017 for trials that randomised people […]

Cochrane Training Resources in Russian

Cochrane Training is pleased to announce that Cochrane Review production training materials are now available in Russian. The materials cover essential aspects of a Cochrane Review production based on the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. The training materials, translated into Russian, consist of records of fourteen Cochrane standard […]

Dual antibiotics for bronchiectasis

Background to the question Bronchiectasis is a lung disease involving abnormal airways, leading to repeated chest infections, and associated with a mortality rate more than twice that of the general population. Although previously considered a relatively rare disease, numbers appear to be increasing, particularly for those over 75 years in […]