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  • 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
  • Omega-3 fats are the subject of more than two dozen Cochrane Reviews for conditions including cardiovascular health, dementia and gastrointestinal problems. In November 2018, the review on the effects on preterm birth when these are taken by pregnant women was updated. The review was led by Associate Professor Philippa Middleton and Professor...
    December 12 2018
  • The Cochrane Fertility Regulation Group (CFRG) is looking to appoint one or more new Co-ordinating Editor(s) to provide leadership of the Group. The CFRG is part of the Cochrane Children & Families Network. This is an important opportunity to lead and shape the future development of a strategically important area of Cochrane’s healthcare...
    December 5 2018
  • A new Cochrane Review published today has found that increasing the intake of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) during pregnancy reduces the risk of premature births.Premature birth is the leading cause of death for children under 5 years old worldwide, accounting for close to one million deaths annually. Premature babies...
    November 15 2018
  • Prematurity Awareness Month is observed every November, with World Prematurity Day on 17 November, to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide. An estimated 15 million babies around the world are born premature each year and more than one million of them do not survive their early birth.Our...
    November 5 2018

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