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  • World Continence Week 2019 is held between 17 and 23 June and is a global initiative run by the World Federation of Incontinence Patients (WFIP), with the approval of the International Continence Society (ICS). The vision is to help improve health, wellness and quality of life for those with continence issues, and to further establish awareness of...
    June 14 2019
  • The Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group has produced several hundred reviews on the effects of interventions for women who are pregnant, giving birth or with a newborn baby. They also assess the evidence on how to help after pregnancy loss, and one of their new reviews from December 2018 looks at care during pregnancies following a stillbirth...
    May 30 2019
  • March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Endometriosis is a painful condition where endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus. It is estimated that up to 10% of women have endometriosis (Ozkan 2008).  Endometriosis can cause infertility and for women with subfertility the prevalence rate ranges from 25% to 40% (Ozkan 2008)....
    March 22 2019
  • Which drug is best for reducing excessive blood loss after birth?The aim of this Cochrane Review was to find out which drug is most effective in preventing excessive blood loss at childbirth and has the least side effects. The authors collected and analysed all the relevant studies to answer this question.The review’s lead author Dr Ioannis Gallos...
    February 27 2019
  • Doctors looking after newborn babies need to be able to detect infections early and accurately if they are to prevent the baby from becoming seriously ill. One of the tests suggested for doing this is to measure their c-reactive protein and this was assessed in a new Cochrane Review in January 2019. We asked the lead author, Jennifer Brown from...
    February 19 2019
  • On 11 February Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders were delighted to welcome friends old and new to the official opening of their new office, including the Chief Medical Officer for England, Dame Professor Sally Davies and Mr Stephen Briggs. The office has been funded through contributions from the UK CF Trust and the University of Liverpool....
    February 13 2019
  • Anew updated review from Cochrane Incontinence has been published'Interventions for treating urinary incontinence after stroke in adults' has been updated by Lois H Thomas, Jacqueline Coupe, Lucy D Cross, Aidan L Tan and Caroline L Watkins.Last published in 2008, the review now contains 20 trials (reporting on 21 comparisons) with a total of 1338...
    February 4 2019
  • The use of pain-relieving drugs during labour is common throughout the world, and an updated Cochrane Review from June 2018 looks at the use of a class of drugs called opioids. Lead author, Lesley Smith from Oxford Brookes University in the UK tells us what they found."For many women in labour, an epidural containing a local anaesthetic has become...
    January 10 2019
  • The aim of this Cochrane Review was to find out which drug is most effective in preventing excessive blood loss at childbirth and has the least side effects. The authors collected and analysed all the relevant studies to answer this question.The lead author of this review is Dr Ioannis Gallos. He is a Clinician Scientist in University of...
    December 20 2018
  • Which drug is best for reducing excessive blood loss after birth?The aim of this Cochrane Review was to find out which drug is most effective in preventing excessive blood loss at childbirth and has the least side effects. The authors collected and analysed all the relevant studies to answer this question.The review’s lead author Dr Ioannis...
    December 20 2018

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