Cochrane has created eight new Networks of Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) responsible for the efficient and timely production of high-quality systematic reviews that address the research questions that are most important to decision makers. NIHR has agreed to fund Network Support Fellows to be hosted by the Cochrane Review Group in NHS and academic...
July 16 2018
World Continence Week 2018 is held between 18-24 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 18 2018
Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility has prepared more than 200 reviews and in May 2018, a team from Germany, The Netherlands and New Zealand updated one of these reviews, looking at the use of letrozole for subfertile women with anovulatory polycystic ovary syndrome. Lead author, Sebastian Franik from the University of Münster in Germany describes...
June 15 2018
Urinary incontinence is a distressing condition for which there are a variety of treatment options. June Cody from the Cochrane Incontinence Group and colleagues have investigated the effects of a particular type of surgery and updated their review in July 2017. Here’s June to tell us what they found.Listen to the free podcast
June 4 2018
There is no RCT evidence available to guide how best to investigate the causes of stillbirth – future trials are needed.Identification of the causes of stillbirth is critical to the primary prevention of stillbirth and to the provision of optimal care in subsequent pregnancies. A wide variety of investigations are available, but there is currently...
May 23 2018
Labouring in water may reduce the number of women having an epidural but does not appear to affect mode of birth or serious perineal tears.Water immersion during labour and birth is increasingly popular and is becoming widely accepted across many countries, and particularly in midwifery-led care settings. However, there are concerns around...
May 18 2018
Many women suffer from incontinence during or after pregnancy, and pelvic muscle exercises are one way to help. In an updated Cochrane Review in December 2017, Stephanie Woodley and Jean Hay-Smith from the University of Otago in New Zealand, and colleagues present the evidence from nearly 40 trials; and they tell us the findings in this podcast....
May 11 2018
New evidence on the best drugs to prevent postpartum haemorrhage point away from Oxytocin – the standard drug currently used to prevent this condition.Bleeding after birth is the most common reason why mothers die in childbirth worldwide.Includes data from 88,000 women across 140 trials.The review found that ergometrine plus oxytocin, misoprostol...
April 25 2018
Heavy menstrual bleeding? Updated Cochrane evidence from the Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group shows Antifibrinolytic medication may help."Antifibrinolytic medication may improve Heavy Menstrual bleeding (HMB) in women aged 15 to 50 years old, without substantially increasing the rate of adverse events. Evidence suggests there is a 40% to...
April 24 2018
Cochrane is delighted to announce the establishment of a new Cochrane Fertility Regulation Group based in Oregon. The Cochrane Fertility Regulation Group was originally registered in 1997 but was led by Frans and Anja Helmerhorst until their recent retirement in 2016. Since then the Group has been under the care of Cochrane Gynaecology and...
March 26 2018