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  • Cochrane has released a new Special Collection Coronavirus (COVID-19): evidence relevant to clinical rehabilitation. This Special Collection is one of a series of collections on COVID-19, and will be regularly updated.Rehabilitation has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an essential health strategy, alongside...
    October 22 2020
  • Which medicines work best to stop people from being sick (vomiting) after an operation?Why are people sick after an operation?Feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting) is a common unwanted effect of general anaesthesia—medicine that makes people unconscious and unresponsive so they don't move or feel pain during an operation.Most unwanted...
    October 22 2020
  • Cochrane has published a new review on 'Prophylactic anticoagulants for people hospitalised with COVID-19'.COVID-19 typically affects the lungs and airways, however, in addition to respiratory problems, about 16% of people hospitalised with COVID-19 experience problems with their blood and blood vessels, leading to blood clots forming in the...
    October 6 2020
  • Approaches to guiding oxygen therapy in adult intensive care patients with acute respiratory distress syndromeAcute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a very severe breathing problem with a high mortality rate (chance of dying). It has many potential causes, including viral infections such as COVID-19, and there are no specific treatments for...
    September 1 2020
  • Sprains, strains, and bruises are common injuries, and people with these injuries often require pain relief, given as a tablet or capsule that is swallowed (oral). Many types of oral painkillers are available to treat such injuries. The authors wanted to know whether there were any differences in people’s pain, swelling, function, or unwanted side...
    August 17 2020
  • New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today finds MMR, MMRV and MMR+V vaccines are effective and that they are not associated with increased risk of autism. Measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (also known as chickenpox) are infectious diseases caused by viruses. They are most common in children and young adults, and can lead to...
    April 20 2020
  • Cochrane has released a new Special Collection - Options for anaesthesia: evidence for regional anaesthesiaRegional anaesthesia is the term given to a variety of techniques where an anaesthetist injects local anaesthetic around peripheral nerves or the spinal cord to create temporary paraesthesia or paralysis in that part of the body. These...
    March 23 2020
  • Today Cochrane has released a new Special Collection: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Infection control and prevention measures.This Cochrane Library Special Collection pulls together the Cochrane Reviews that are identified as most directly relevant to the prevention of infection.It includes reviews that evaluate the effects of interventions...
    March 4 2020
  • The 2019 Coronavirus outbreak was declared a global Public Health Emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 30th January 2020.  The WHO is now working closely with global experts, governments and partners to rapidly expand scientific knowledge on this new virus, to track the spread and virulence of the virus, and to provide advice...
    February 20 2020
  • Are you interested in contributing to the work of Cochrane Emergency and Critical Care?Cochrane Emergency and Critical Care are currently recruiting for several vacant editor positions and are looking for qualified experts to join the team. The full job profiles and instructions can be viewed by following this link.
    February 11 2020

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