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Research Fellow in Health Economics

Posted on Monday 19 December 2016

We are seeking an enthusiastic and ambitious Grade 7 Research Fellow/Health Economist to join the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination.

Services for veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Posted on Tuesday 13 December 2016

Researchers at CRD have started work on a rapid review about the provision of services for UK veterans with PTSD.

Getting the most out of “new” clinical data sources: Clinical Study Reports (CSRs) and Patient Level Datasets (PLD)

Posted on Monday 28 November 2016

We have invited Sally Hollis and Rebecca Sudlow, two experienced drug development statisticians, to present an overview of these new information sources for use in systematic reviews. Join us for this seminar on 7th December 2016.

2016 Cochrane Colloquium

Posted on Thursday 10 November 2016

Lesley Stewart was a speaker at the final plenary session of the 24th Cochrane Colloquium held in Seoul South Korea.

Alcohol advertising and public health

Posted on Tuesday 8 November 2016

A new paper, co-authored by Theo Lorenc with colleagues from LSHTM, UCL and elsewhere, investigates the possibility of taking a ‘systems’ perspectives on systematic reviews, using alcohol advertising as an example.

Reporting standards for organisational case studies

Posted on Tuesday 8 November 2016

Our Evidence Synthesis Centre has published an evidence summary as a tool for authors of organisational case studies. The reporting standards outline the broad requirements for rigorous reporting without restriction on methodological freedom.

Difficulties of conventional trial designs when studying healthcare settings

Posted on Wednesday 19 October 2016

A CRD methodological study has just been published in BMC Health Services Research which describes the particular challenges faced when undertaking randomised trials which compare the benefits of receiving treatment in different healthcare settings - such as outpatient wards, community healthcare facilities or home treatment.

Society for Social Medicine Conference 2016

Posted on Thursday 29 September 2016

Mark Rodgers and Alison Eastwood recently attended the 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Social Medicine held here at the University of York, 14-16 September 2016.

Health Libraries Group Conference 2016

Posted on Monday 26 September 2016

Kath Wright attended the Health Libraries Group Conference and presented a poster about the InterTASC Information Specialists' Sub-Group Search Filter Resource.

What Works Global Summit 2016

Posted on Friday 23 September 2016

Rachel Churchill and Alison Eastwood will be attending the forthcoming What Works Global Summit, 26-28 September 2016 in London.

Evidence Synthesis International

Posted on Friday 23 September 2016

Lesley Stewart and Rachel Churchill will be attending Evidence Synthesis International, Sunday 25th September at UCL Institute of Education.

Most cited paper of all time in BMC Trials Journal

Posted on Thursday 22 September 2016

Trials is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and to coincide with publication of its 3000th article they have highlighted major milestones and successes in the development of the journal.

Take part in our survey of review authors' views and experiences of accessing regulatory documents

Posted on Friday 29 July 2016

We are seeking views from authors about using information from regulatory documents such as Clinical Study Reports (CSRs) in their systematic reviews. We have already surveyed Cochrane review authors and are now seeking the views of non-Cochrane review authors. The survey is part of project aimed at developing guidance for including data from regulatory documents in systematic reviews.

Health Services Research UK Symposium 2016

Posted on Friday 15 July 2016

CRD Research Fellows Jane Dalton and Mark Rodgers attended the ninth annual HSRUK Symposium in Nottingham on 13-14 July 2016 to present their research from the York HS&DR Evidence Synthesis Centre.

International Biometric Conference

Posted on Wednesday 13 July 2016

Mark Simmonds, Research Fellow at CRD, will be attending the 28th International Biometric Conference in Victoria, Canada (10th-15th July 2016).

Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Meeting in York

Posted on Thursday 7 July 2016

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the registration of the Cochrane Common Mental Disorders (CCMD) group with Cochrane. To celebrate this milestone, and to welcome the group to its new home at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, we are holding an open meeting to describe our work.

Risk stratification in febrile neutropenia

Posted on Wednesday 6 July 2016

A new paper by Bob Phillips, Senior Clinical Academic Fellow at CRD, and the PICNICC (Predicting Infectious Complications of Neutropenic sepsis In Children with Cancer) collaborative has been published in the European Journal of Cancer.

Introduction to Systematic Reviews, 14-16 June 2016

Posted on Tuesday 5 July 2016

Our most recent training on systematic reviews was well received by participants who attended the three-day course, here at the University of York.

The PROSPERO website has a new look

Posted on Thursday 30 June 2016

PROSPERO, the international prospective register of systematic reviews, has been redesigned.

NIHR Systematic Review Training Fellowships

Posted on Monday 23 May 2016

Two NIHR funded Systematic Review Training Fellowships are now open for application. The Fellowships provide an opportunity to undertake an MSc and learn about systematic review methods through supervised project work. We encourage academically outstanding and highly motivated graduates to apply.

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.

Treatments for the management of hyperhidrosis

Posted on Friday 8 January 2016

CRD have recently begun work on a new NIHR funded systematic review and value of information analysis on treatments for the management of hyperhidrosis. The project is being undertaken in collaboration with colleagues from the Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University.

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