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Cochrane UK and Ireland Symposium 2016

Posted on Thursday 24 March 2016

Jennifer Brown, Research Fellow at CRD, presented a poster on the diagnostic test accuracy of C-reactive protein in the diagnosis of late-onset neonatal infection at the Cochrane UK & Ireland Symposium in Birmingham, 15th - 16th March 2016.

Anti-embolism stockings for surgical patients – which length is best?

Posted on Wednesday 16 March 2016

Surgical patients are at an increased risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Anti-embolism stockings, used alongside pharmacological prophylaxis, reduce morbidity, mortality and health service costs in patients at risk. Anti-embolism stockings are available as thigh length or knee length stockings. A systematic review was undertaken to compare the clinical effectiveness of thigh length versus knee length anti-embolism stockings for the prevention of DVT in surgical patients.

Topical emollients for preterm infants

Posted on Tuesday 2 February 2016

A new Cochrane review on the use of topical emollients for preventing infection in preterm infants has just been published. The systematic review was conducted by CRD staff members Bill McGuire, Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health and Jess Morgan, Clinical Research Fellow.

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