Cochrane collaboration


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Coch·rane collaboration

(kok'răn),
a worldwide network of clinical epidemiologists who review and publish results of randomized controlled trials. The aim is to provide improved data for use in evidence-based medicine and for setting clinical practice guidelines.
See also: evidence-based medicine, clinical practice guidelines.

Cochrane Collaboration

A UK-based international organisation/initiative by researchers, medical practitioners, and patients/consumers which prepares, maintains, and disseminates systematic reviews of the effects of health care, which are published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and maintained in The Cochrane Library.

Coch·rane col·lab·or·a·tion

(kok'răn kŏ-lab'ŏr-ā'shŭn)
A worldwide network of clinical epidemiologists who review and publish results of randomized controlled trials. The aim is to provide improved data for use in evidence-based medicine and for setting clinical practice guidelines.
See also: evidence-based medicine, clinical practice guidelines
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The research by the Cochrane Collaboration involved experts from universities including Liverpool, Warwick and Manchester.
Cochrane Collaboration researchers previously published a review of this topic in 2008.
In a Cochrane Collaboration review of 26 prospective studies with 4,893 participants, 6%-23% of patients dropped out of the clinical trials (depending on the route of drug administration) due to inefficacy or side effects, but those who finished the studies maintained clinically significant reductions in pain during up to 48 months of opioid use, Meredith Noble and her associates reported.
The event is organised by the Bahrain branch of the UK's Cochrane Centre, which comes under the umbrella of the Cochrane Collaboration (CC) - an international organisation that makes up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare worldwide.
Drs Young and Araoyinbo and Professor Volmink are staff members of the South African Cochrane Centre (an intramural unit of the South African Medical Research Council) which is part of the international Cochrane Collaboration, a non-profit organisation operating worldwide, which disseminates up-to-date reviews on the effects of health care interventions in order to help people make well-informed decisions.
But now researchers at Cochrane Collaboration say traditional manual toothbrushes are just as good.
Richard Horton, editor of the Lancet, praised the "rigorous and well-developed method" for conducting systematic literature reviews that is used by researchers in the Cochrane Collaboration.
The overall survival results corroborate an earlier review by the Cochrane Collaboration, published in 2006, which is included in the WARNINGS section of the current U.
An extensive literature review by the Cochrane Collaboration found a "modest" effect of vaccine on influenza symptoms or workdays lost.
Although some previous studies and anecdotal evidence have suggested that the combined oral contraceptive pill could have an impact on painful periods, a 2009 review of all the available research by the prestigious Cochrane Collaboration concluded that there was limited evidence for pain improvement.
The earlier studies were included in a review by the Cochrane Collaboration (The Cochrane Library 2001; 2).

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