The management of frozen shoulder: a systematic review and cost effectiveness analysis
Frozen shoulder is a painful condition in which movement of the shoulder can become severely restricted. Frozen shoulder impacts on working life, leisure and general quality of life and can take up to three years to resolve.
PROSPERO, looking good one year on
PROSPERO, the first open access online facility to prospectively register systematic reviews reports a successful first year with researchers from 27 countries around the world registering reviews.
News release: CRD announces new partnership with PubMed Health (09 December)
A new partnership between the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York and PubMed Health is launched today.
News release: CRD to review the effectiveness and safety of bone growth product (06 December)
CRD is to conduct a major independent review of the effectiveness and safety of bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2), a product used in spinal surgeries to promote bone growth
A major global research initiative to register systematic review protocols is being led by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination.
News release: Review questions use of antivirals to treat healthy adults with seasonal flu
Use of antiviral drugs for the treatment of people presenting with symptoms is unlikely to be the most appropriate course of action during a seasonal outbreak suggests a new systematic review published ahead of print in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases.
News release: CRD databases: evidence base for influenza intervention
In this statement, we collate the most up to date evidence on prevention and treatment from the internationally renowned CRD databases.
News release: Presumed consent for organ donation
Introducing presumed consent or opt-out system may increase organ donation rates, suggests a new systematic review published on BMJ.com today.
What are the effects of population tobacco control interventions on social inequalities in smoking?
Population level tobacco control interventions have the potential to benefit more disadvantaged groups and to reduce health inequalities , suggests a new systematic review published ahead of print in the journal Tobacco Control.
DARE expansion plans announced
CRD announces new funding to help keep DARE (the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects) up to date.
What’s the best way to assess lower limb peripheral arterial disease?
Contrast enhanced magnetic resonance angiography has better overall diagnostic accuracy than other imaging techniques, suggests a new systematic review published ahead of print in the BMJ.
Taking aspirin during pregnancy could reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia
New research published in The Lancet has indicated that women who take aspirin or other antiplatelet drugs during pregnancy are at lower risk of pre-eclampsia.
Should primary school children be routinely screened for obesity?
Primary school children should not be routinely screened for obesity without any sound evidence of benefit, suggests research published ahead of print in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.
Effective treatments available for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Cognitive behavioural therapy and graded exercise therapy can be effective treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome, concludes the latest research from the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York.
Increasing patient participation in trials
What stops people with cancer from joining research trials, and ways to increase participation are the subjects of the latest publication from CRD.
A Clearer Diagnosis For Prostate Cancer
The diagnostic accuracy of different biopsy schemes used to detect prostate cancer is the subject of the latest publication from CRD.
More evidence needed on ultrasound screening for hip dysplasia
There is a lack of clear evidence for or against general ultrasound screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) in newborns, concludes the latest CRD Report.
How to diagnose urinary tract infections (UTI) in the under fives
UTI is common in children. A round 6.3% of girls and 2.4% of boys will be referred with UTIs by the age of five years.
Improving the management of head and neck cancers
Cancers of the head and neck cause over 2,700 deaths per year in England and Wales.
Treating hypertension in black people
The latest issue of Effective Health Care summarises the evidence on which drug works best for black people with hypertension.
Managing colorectal cancers in the NHS
How best to detect and manage bowel cancer is the subject of the latest issue of Effective Health Care.
Treating bedwetting in children
The latest issue of Effective Health Care focuses on how best to treat bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) in children.
Preventing and treating childhood obesity
The latest issue of Effective Health Care focuses on the effectiveness of interventions used to prevent and treat childhood obesity.
Insufficient evidence for depression screening in primary care
The latest issue of Effective Health Care focuses on strategies to improve the recognition and management of depression in primary care.
Does homeopathy work?
The latest issue of Effective Health Care focuses on the effectiveness of one of the most established complementary disciplines – homeopathy.
Effective treatments available for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME
Researchers from the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York have concluded that both Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) can be effective treatments for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)/ME.
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