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  • December 2017
    December 1 2017
  • For the first time the impact factor for the Airways Group (7.457) is higher than that for the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (6.246).  This means that a review published by Airways in 2014 or 2015 was cited, on average 7.457 times in 2016.  We think this maybe because we are now focussing on priority reviews which are more...
    December 1 2017
  • It is with with deep sadness that we announce that Dr Fredric Wolf died on 23 July 2017 at the age of 71.Fred was one of the original editors when Cochrane Airways launched over 20 years ago.  He brought considerable experience of research in education and social sciences and was not afraid to challenge the Editorial Board on these matters....
    November 30 2017
  • Today is World COPD Day 2017. Cochrane Airways marks this occasion by bringing together a collection of blogs and blogshots by Cochrane UK. Cochrane Airways publishes systematic reviews on COPD.BlogsEvidence on antibiotics for exacerbations of COPD - with some bits missingNutritional support may be useful for people with stable COPDStaying sexual...
    November 15 2017
  • Cochrane Crowd is Cochrane's new 'citizen science' platform for identifying and classifying the research that underpins our systematic reviews. You can sign up with your Archie login (now called your 'Cochrane Account'), or create a new account if you don't already have one.  If you would like to help screen references of interest to the...
    May 3 2017
  • Evaluation of NIHR investment in Cochrane infrastructure and systematic reviewsIn February 2017, the NIHR published the long-awaited and independent report into the funding on UK Cochrane Review Groups.  The report highlighted much of the good work that Cochrane has produced over the years and the important contribution by the...
    May 2 2017
  • Lambert Felix is a Research Associate at the Postgraduate Medical Institute at Edge Hill University. He also works part-time with the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth review group based at the University of Liverpool. He is a distance learning tutor for the module ‘Reporting and reviewing clinical trials,’ delivered by the London School of...
    April 28 2017
  • In March, the Airways team attended the annual Cochrane UK and Ireland Symposium in Oxford, the home of Cochrane UK. Kayleigh joined us in her new role at BMJ-TAG, so it was a bit of an Airways reunion!  The theme of this year’s conference was “Cochrane: Through the Looking Glass”.We had a great couple days at Keble College.  Chris co-...
    April 28 2017
  • As I sit in a hotel just outside Canberra airport I have the opportunity to reflect on my visit to Australia and everything that I have done at TSANZ. Our Editors Haydn and Julia Walters were brilliant hosts (including an invitation to join them for dinner on Friday evening and then to go and see the Brumbies playing rugby at the end of the day on...
    April 13 2017
  • Cochrane has been a non-governmental organization in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2011. WHO develops global health guidelines, which are of a high methodological quality and are developed through a transparent, evidence-based decision-making process. Ensuring there is an appropriate use of evidence within these...
    October 25 2016

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