Announcing the 2023 Cochrane Colloquium in London, UK
Cochrane London 2023: Forward together for trusted evidence4-6 September 2023Central London, UK
Can tests for inflammation help doctors decide whether to use antibiotics for airway infections?
Key messages 1. When a patient presents with symptoms of an airway infection at the doctor's office, the doctor's use of C-reactive protein point-of-care tests during the visit probably reduces the number of patients given an antibiotic prescription, without affecting patient recovery. 2. We do not know if procalcitonin point-of-care tests have an effect on antibiotic use or patient recovery.
Cochrane lecture with Jimmy Volmink - 30 November 2022
Join the free Cochrane Lecture 2022 with Jimmy Volmink, the 'father of evidence-based medicine in Africa' and dedicated Cochrane member.
Cochrane SA Symposium Workshops: Registration now open
The Cochrane SA Symposium takes place on 22 - 23 November 2022.
Support for breastfeeding mothers
The World Health Organization recommends that infants should be breastfed exclusively until six months of age with breastfeeding continuing as an important part of the infant’s diet until he or she is at least two years old. We know that breastfeeding is good for the short-term and long-term health of both infants and their mothers. Babies are less likely to develop lung or gut infections. They are also less likely to become overweight and develop diabetes later in life.
UWC Qualitative Evidence Synthesis protocol development short course
The School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape will be hosting a Qualitative Evidence Synthesis protocol development short course from 5 October - 7 November 2022.
Surgery on both eyes on the same day or on different days: which works better to treat cataract in both eyes?
Age-related cataract affects both eyes in most cases. Most people undergo cataract surgery in both eyes on separate days, referred to as delayed sequential bilateral cataract surgery (DSBCS). An alternative procedure involves operating on both eyes on the same day, but as two separate procedures, known as immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery (ISBCS). Potential advantages of ISBCS include fewer hospital visits for the patient, faster visual recovery, and lower healthcare costs.
Cochrane Library Editorial: Low sodium salt substitutes
A new Cochrane Library editorial: Low sodium salt substitutes - a tool for sodium reduction and cardiovascular health.
Running shoes for preventing lower-limb running injuries in adults
Lower‐limb running injuries are common. Running shoes have been proposed as one means of reducing injury risk. However, there is uncertainty as to how effective running shoes are for the prevention of injury. It is also unclear how the effects of different characteristics of running shoes prevent injury. Key messages