The Cochrane Collaboration

@article{Scholten2005TheCC,
  title={The Cochrane Collaboration},
  author={Rob J. P. M. Scholten and Michael Clarke and James Hetherington},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={59},
  pages={S147-S149}
}
The Cochrane Collaboration is an international, not–for–profit organisation that aims to help people make well–informed decisions about health care by preparing, maintaining and promoting the accessibility of systematic reviews of the effects of health-care interventions. Cochrane systematic reviews are prepared according to predefined, explicit methodology, and published in The Cochrane Library. The abstracts and plain English summaries of the reviews are freely available on the Internet. All… 
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The relationship between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration and type 2 diabetic peripheral neuropathy
TLDR
Vitamin D is associated with type 2 DPN (DPN), and vitamin D deficiency can lead to an increased risk of type 1 DPN, however, more high-quality research is needed.

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How many Cochrane reviews are needed to cover existing evidence on the effects of healthcare interventions?
TLDR
The number of studies in a typical Cochrane review is used to provide an estimate of the number of Cochrane reviews that are needed to cover all trials currently in the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL).
Identifying systematic reviews in MEDLINE: developing an objective approach to search strategy design
Background: systematic reviews are of increasing importance to health care professionals seeking to provide evidence-based health care, because they provide systematically prepared summaries of the
How useful are Cochrane reviews in identifying research needs?
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Most Cochrane reviews identify residual uncertainty and are a rich source of suggestions for further health-care research, as well as highlighting the need for further systematic reviewing.
Quality of systematic reviews of economic evaluations in health care.
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The reviews found consistent evidence of serious methodological flaws in a significant number of economic evaluations, and editorial teams and regulatory bodies should perform quality assurance based on a single widely accepted and validated standard instrument.
A STUDY OF THE REFERENCES USED IN COCHRANE PROTOCOLS AND REVIEWS
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The great majority of studies included in Cochrane reviews at the beginning of 1999 had been published as journal articles, and were cited by protocols and reviews included in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
Number of published systematic reviews and global burden of disease: database analysis
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The number of systematic reviews in two important databases and the burden of disease (globally and in established market economies) across disease categories were estimated and Spearman correlations between these numbers and those numbers were estimated.
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New guidance is presented, based on the 2001 revision of the CONSORT statement, on reporting parallel group randomised trials in which individual participants are randomly assigned to study groups.
How objective are systematic reviews? Differences between reviews on complementary medicine.
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This analysis shows that, at least in the three areas examined, systematic reviews often differ considerably, and readers should be aware that apparently minor decisions in the review process can have major impact.
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A new quantity is developed, I 2, which the authors believe gives a better measure of the consistency between trials in a meta-analysis, which is susceptible to the number of trials included in the meta- analysis.
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This study sought to describe the methods used in recently published review articles and determine whether the attention paid to the methodologic shortcomings of review articles has led to improvements in their scientific quality.
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