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  • In this recently published Cochrane review, authors explored the effects of treating acute ischaemic stroke with endovascular thrombectomy. First author Melinda Roaldsen said: "This review of endovascular thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke strongly reinforces the efficacy and safety of endovascular interventions. Endovascular...
    June 15 2021
  • New Cochrane Review on the efficacy and safety of inhalers for those with mild asthma published on World Asthma Day.World Asthma Day on 5 May is an annual event on organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world.Cochrane Airways works with authors (typically clinicians...
    May 4 2021
  • In this short interview, Prof. John GF Cleland, senior author of this recently published Cochrane review, tells us about what this review found regarding the type of heart and blood vessel problems that complicate COVID-19 infections.Tell us about this review.This review first  focuses on cardiovascular problems pre-existing the...
    March 11 2021
  • In this short interview, author Iain Crossingham, Consultant Intensivist and Respiratory Physician, tells us more about this review and the treatment of airways diseases.Tell us about this Cochrane ReviewThis is an interesting time for the treatment of airways diseases. Traditionally we've thought of these as coming under two main headings, asthma...
    February 25 2021
  • Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. The chances of having a stroke increase with age and older people also appear to suffer greater consequences from COVID-19. There may be a link between COVID-19 and new strokes, so healthcare professionals may be caring for people who have both COVID-19 and stroke.Cochrane Strokeheard...
    November 24 2020
  • Cochrane Heart Author in Residence: Mehul SrivastavaFrom September 2019 to January 2020, Cochrane Heart hosted Dr Mehul Srivastava, an honorary research fellow with University College London and Emergency Medicine trainee in Melbourne Australia, as an Author in Residence at the Cochrane Heart office in Central London.During her...
    September 8 2020
  •  Health guidance suggests that reducing the amount of saturated fat we eat, by cutting down on animal fats, is good for our health.In the process of updating this review the authors wanted to know whether following this advice leads to a reduced risk of dying or getting cardiovascular disease (heart disease or stroke). They assessed the...
    May 29 2020
  • Stroke is a major cause of death and disability across the world, with many reviews from the Cochrane Stroke Group providing evidence on the effects of treatments and rehabilitation interventions. In November 2019, the Group published their update of their review of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and we asked lead author, Gillian Mead...
    March 9 2020
  • In this interview with Dr. Lee Hooper we find out more about this new Cochrane review - Omega-3 fatty acids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseaseTell us about this Cochrane ReviewThere is a great deal of public belief in the cardiovascular benefits of omega-3 fats.  Intakes of long-chain omega-3 fats in the US are...
    March 2 2020
  • Most Cochrane Reviews seek to cover both the benefits and harms of interventions, but the complexity of the research on the adverse effects of some treatments means that a few reviews are dedicated to just the potential harms. One of these, on one of the drugs used for treating asthma was updated in September 2019, and lead author, Sadia Janjua...
    February 24 2020

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