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  • Patients who require general anaesthesia or ventilation to help them breathe while in intensive care, need a clear airway. This is usually achieved by inserting a tube to help air reach their lungs and a new Cochrane Review from May 2018 examines the evidence for different tests to help doctors assess how difficult this might be for patients with...
    November 13 2018
  • Acute otitis media is a common infection in children, with research showing that up to four in every five children in high-income countries will have at least one episode by the age of three. Influenza vaccines have been suggested as a way to prevent this, and an updated Cochrane Review from October 2017 looks at the latest evidence. Here’s the...
    September 28 2018
  • How effective are interventions designed to reduce falls in older people in care facilities and hospitals?Falls by older people in care facilities, such as nursing homes, and hospitals are common events that may cause further loss of independence, injuries, and sometimes death as a result of injury. Effective interventions to prevent falls are...
    September 7 2018
  • "It is crucial that people have an understanding of what interventions work in what populations so as to make correct clinical and policy practice related decisions.” An international team, supported by  Cochrane Bone, Joint & Muscle Trauma, assessed whether fall-prevention strategies that target two or more risk factors for falls are...
    August 1 2018
  • Many people vomit or feel nauseous after surgery, and it’s important to find effective ways to ease these unpleasant symptoms. One of the updated Cochrane Reviews in March 2018 looks at the effect of aromatherapy and we asked Sonia Hines from the Queensland Centre for Evidence‐Based Nursing & Midwifery in Australia to tell us more about the...
    May 25 2018
  • Cochrane is going through major changes. Part of those changes involve reorganization of review groups' structure and function. As part of that organization Cochrane is splitting Cochrane Anaesthesia, Critical and Emergency Care (ACE) into two new groups: Cochrane Anaesthesia, and Cochrane Emergency and Critical Care. Ann Moller, and Nathan...
    May 18 2018
  • A recent Cochrane Overview of eight Cochrane Reviews has identified effective and safe clinician-focussed interventions to reduce antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in primary care. Antibiotic resistance has become a major public health problem, with some infections no longer treatable using currently available drugs....
    March 28 2018
  • Taking antioxidant supplements to reduce muscles soreness after exercise could have almost no effect, according to a recent Cochrane Review. People engaging in intense exercise often take antioxidant supplements, such as vitamin C and/or E or antioxidant-enriched foods, before and after exercise in the anticipation that these will help reduce...
    March 15 2018
  • Clinicians, patients, caregivers, researchers. We all have a role that we can play in Acute and Emergency Care. We summarize the best available evidence to help people make informed decisions about health. Now you can join our independent network of Cochrane collaborators from over 130 countries producing credible, accessible health...
    February 2 2018
  • FAQs  Cochrane Acute and Emergency Care contact information
    February 2 2018

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