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Closure of the US Cochrane Center at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore

The US Cochrane Center, based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, has closed. Director Professor Kay Dickersin, and Associate Directors Tianjing Li and Roberta Scherer have stepped down from their positions, but will continue to work with Cochrane in other capacities. Cochrane’s Governing Board Co-Chairs […]


Interventions to prevent hypothermia at birth in preterm and/or low birth weight infants

Abstract Background Newborn admission temperature is a strong predictor of outcomes across all gestations. Hypothermia immediately after birth remains a worldwide issue and, if prolonged, is associated with harm. Keeping preterm infants warm is difficult even when recommended routine thermal care guidelines are followed in the delivery room. Objectives To […]


New learning opportunities in evidence-based health care for medical students in Sweden

Cochrane Sweden is delighted to announce the official launch of a new online learning course specifically designed to support medical students training in evidence-based health care at Lund University. Cochrane Interactive Learning (CIL) consists of a self-directed e-learning package which takes students through the processes involved in completing a systematic […]


Cochrane seeks Knowledge Translation Project Manager – Flexible location

Specifications: Full TimeSalary:  CompetitiveLocation: FlexibleApplication Closing Date: 5 March 2018 Cochrane is a global independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making the vast amounts of evidence generated through research useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by identifying, appraising and […]


New National License Agreement Provides Brazil with Unlimited Access to the Cochrane Library

John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE:JW-A) (NYSE:JW-B), today announced a new license agreement with the country of Brazil that provides unlimited access to the Cochrane Library. From academics to clinicians to patients, the two-year agreement provides one-click access to 7,000 published systematic reviews in healthcare interventions to more than 207 […]


Intraoperative interventions for preventing surgical site infection: an overview of Cochrane Reviews

Plain language summary Overview of Cochrane Reviews of interventions used during surgery for preventing surgical site infection What is the aim of this overview of reviews? To identify and summarise all evidence from Cochrane Reviews on interventions to prevent surgical site infections (SSIs) that are delivered while surgery is taking […]


Systemic treatments for metastatic cutaneous melanoma

Background The prognosis of people with metastatic cutaneous melanoma, a skin cancer, is generally poor. Recently, new classes of drugs (e.g. immune checkpoint inhibitors and small-molecule targeted drugs) have significantly improved patient prognosis, which has drastically changed the landscape of melanoma therapeutic management. This is an update of a Cochrane […]


Cochrane seeks Head of Knowledge Translation

Specifications:                               Full TimeSalary:                                                 CompetitiveLocation:                                           LondonApplication Closing Date:        18 February 2018This role is an exciting opportunity to join Cochrane’s Senior Management Team as Head of our Knowledge Translation Department to make a difference in the field of health care decision-making worldwide.  Cochrane is a global, independent network of […]


Cochrane seeks Head of Membership, Learning & Support Services

Specifications:                               Full TimeSalary:                                                 CompetitiveLocation:                                           London (preferred)Application closing date:         20 February 2018This role is an exciting opportunity to join Cochrane’s Senior Management Team as Head of our Membership, Learning & Support Services Department to make a difference in the field of healthcare decision-making worldwide.  Cochrane is a global, […]


Family and carer smoking control programmes for reducing children's exposure to environmental tobacco smoke

Abstract Background Children’s exposure to other people’s tobacco smoke (environmental tobacco smoke, or ETS) is associated with a range of adverse health outcomes for children. Parental smoking is a common source of children’s exposure to ETS. Older children in child care or educational settings are also at risk of exposure […]


Comprehensive geriatric assessment for older people admitted to a surgical service

Abstract Background Aging populations are at increased risk of postoperative complications. New methods to provide care for older people recovering from surgery may reduce surgery-related complications. Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) has been shown to improve some outcomes for medical patients, such as enabling them to continue living at home, and […]