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  • 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
  • Are you interested in contributing to the work of Cochrane Anaesthesia?Cochrane Anaesthesia 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
  • 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

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