The new research findings come from two Cochrane Reviews
looking at lifestyle interventions in children aged (http://onlinelibrary.
The third edition updates sources and findings of Cochrane reviews
The upcoming Cochrane Corner marks the start of a new collaboration with the SAMJ to regularly bring relevant Cochrane reviews
to the readership through brief bite-size summaries.
A: In our study, we aimed to evaluate if part of the waste of research related to inadequate methods in clinical trials included in recent Cochrane reviews
could have been avoided by simple and inexpensive methodological adjustments at the planning stage of the trial.
While two Cochrane reviews
of 2007 and 2011 revealed no superiority of botulinum toxin A intramuscular injections when compared with saline injections in patients with neck pain with or without radiculopathy for improvement of pain and disability at 4 weeks based on moderate evidence (44), another systematic review and meta-analysis provided very low-quality evidence indicating significant neck pain-reducing effects of botulinum toxin A when combined with analgesics and therapeutic exercise (45).
Groups comprise people who prepare, maintain, and update Cochrane reviews
within particular topical areas;
This global organisation, founded in 1993 and registered as a charity, is a partnership of more than 30,000 active contributors, nearly 25,000 of who are authors of Cochrane Reviews
Physiotherapy related Cochrane reviews
are more likely to be methodologically sound compared with non-Cochrane reviews
(Moseley et al 2009), and this is also true for obstetric fields such as sub-fertility (Windsor et al 2012).
are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based health care.
By using the same symptom scoring system (AUASI) as many studies in the previous Cochrane reviews
, Barry et al were able to compare their findings with those of other high-quality studies with similar methodologies and outcome measures.
are systematic literature reviews aiming at high quality and, therefore, explicitly striving for completeness.
To research off label (non-approved) uses or how one drug stacks up against another, turn to Cochrane Reviews