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February 11 2020
The authors reviewed the evidence on the effect on death of using corticosteroids in children and adults with sepsis.Sepsis is present when an infection is complicated by organ failure. People develop rapid breathing, hypotension (low blood pressure), and mental confusion. Sepsis can interfere with the effectiveness of the body’s corticosteroids,...
December 16 2019
The Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM) is a podcast with over 40,000 subscribers and is translated into four other languages. It is open access with the goal of providing the most valid, reliable, and unbiased global source of currently clinically-relevant patient-centered emergency medicine information.Recently SGEM...
August 28 2019
Cochrane has created eight new Networks of Cochrane Review Groups responsible for the efficient and timely production of high-quality systematic reviews that address the research questions that are most important to decision makers.In this short film we focus on the Cochrane Acute and Emergency Care Network. This film introduces the team, what has...
June 25 2019
The care of critically ill patients is highly complex, requiring treatments for their underlying conditions and for the consequences of those conditions, such as the loss of bodily fluids. A wide range of these treatments are assessed in Cochrane Reviews and one of these was updated in August 2018, looking at the effects of giving patients extra...
March 22 2019
Wrist fractures are the most common bone injury in children, causing much pain, distress and life impact for them and their families. In a comprehensive Cochrane Review from December 2018, Joanne Elliott, Managing Editor of the Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group based at the University of Manchester in the UK and colleagues, also based...
February 20 2019
New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today provides strong evidence that falls in people over sixty-years old can be prevented by exercise programmes. Falls are a leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. Older adults suffer the greatest number of fatal falls and over 37 million falls are severe enough to...
January 31 2019
The review 'Adverse events in people taking macrolide antibiotics' asked, “Will people taking a macrolide antibiotic experience more adverse events than those treated with placebo?”Macrolide antibiotics are one of many types of antibiotic. They are commonly used to treat both acute and chronic infections. The four most commonly used...
January 21 2019
The recently published Cochrane Review from the Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group assessed the best-quality evidence for different treatments of wrist fractures in children. Wrist fractures are the most common bone injury in children. Most are buckle (or torus) fractures, where the bone surface bulges out. These minor...
December 19 2018
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