Cochrane review

Cochrane review

A systematic, up-to-date summary of reliable evidence of healthcare benefits and risks of a particular procedure or intervention, derived from the parent database maintained by the Cochrane Collaboration.

Cochrane Review

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An evidence-based, systematic review of published health care research performed by an international group of academics who study the effectiveness of medical treatments (The Cochrane Collaboration, headquartered in Canada). Used to identify the efficacy of procedures, techniques, and devices. Website: www.cochrane.org.
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A Cochrane Review investigated the effectiveness and safety of administering fluoride supplementation with tablets, drops, lozenges or chewing gum to pregnant women for preventing tooth decay in the baby teeth of their children.
Authors of new Cochrane Review remain uncertain about effect of widely used medicine on ADHD symptoms, despite large amount of research.
A Cochrane Review published April 26 found that standardized tobacco packing reduces tobacco's appeal and may lead to fewer smokers.
Brand-free tobacco packs could reduce smoking's appeal and encourage more people to quit, according to a transatlantic team of university experts from the Cochrane Review.
According to the Cochrane review, requiring cigarette packs across all brands to have a uniform look, in line with the World Health Organization's recommendation, may lead to a decrease of up to 300,000 smokers in the United Kingdom, with 6 percent of smokers attempting to quit and a higher number of calls to quit smoking helplines.
As a treatment for scalp psoriasis, the combination of a topical steroid and topical vitamin D was marginally better than topical steroids alone, but both approaches have a similar safety profile, according to a Cochrane review.
A Cochrane Review also found no evidence of serious side-effects linked to the devices in up to two years of use.
Asthma patients who suffer from severe attacks, or exacerbations, were at a lower risk of having an attack and less likely to need hospital treatment if they had been taking regular doses of the vitamin, trials carried out by a Cochrane Review showed.
A 2013 meta-analysis of 26 RCTs with 8020 patients evaluated topical treatments for scalp psoriasis as part of a subanalysis of a larger Cochrane review of psoriasis therapy.
Physical therapy confers immediate and short-term improvements in physical function and quality of life for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to a review of data from 54 studies conducted by the Cochrane Review and published last year.
However, a Cochrane review found that acupuncture was more effective, compared with no treatment, and it had a moderate effect size, but was not effective when compared with a sham control (Cochrane Database Syst Rev.
Shared decision making between doctors and patients for the treatment of acute respiratory infections can achieve significant short-term reductions in antibiotic use, according to a Cochrane review published Nov.

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