Cochrane Collaboration

Lancaster Health Hub is committed to using the principles of evidence-based practice to support skill and capability development across the network. A substantial proportion of this has been achieved to date in the Hub to develop Cochrane systematic reviews of interventions. 

Producing Cochrane reviews

The seventh instalment of the Cochrane20 Video Series focuses on the core of The Cochrane Collaboration's work: the production of Cochrane Reviews, the people and processes who support it, and advances in the scope and evidence base in recent years. Interviews with Cochrane editorial staff.

Cochrane profile: Sir Iain Chalmers with Sir Muir Gray

The sixth in the Cochrane20 Video Series introduces the second Cochrane Profile, focussing on the experiences of individual Cochrane contributors. This video presents Iain Chalmers, one of The Cochrane Collaboration's founding members, with extensive contributions from his longtime friend and colleague Muir Gray.

Sample reviews

The following reviews are a sample of work published on the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Impact Factor 6.1):

Kaehne A, Milan SJ, Felix LM, Sheridan E, Marsden PA, Spencer S.
Head-to-head trials of antibiotics for bronchiectasis.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 9. Art.No.: CD0125590. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD012590.pub2

 

Felix LM, Grundy S, Milan SJ, Armstrong R, Harrison H, Lynes D, Spencer D.
Dual antibiotics for bronchiectasis
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Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 6. Art.No.:CD012514. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD012514.pub2

 

Donovan T, Felix LM, Chalmers JD, Milan SJ, Mathioudakis AG, Spencer S.
Continuous versus intermittent antibiotics for bronchiectasis.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 6. Art.No.: CD012733. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD012733.pub2.

 

Spencer S, Felix LM, Milan SJ, Normansell R, Goeminne PC, Chalmers JD, Donovan T.
Oral versus inhaled antibiotics for bronchiectasis.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD012579. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD012579.pub2.

 

Kelly C, Grundy S, Lynes D, Evans DJW, Gudur S, Milan SJ, Spencer S.
Self-management for bronchiectasis.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 2. Art.No.: CD012528. DOI: 10/1002/14651858.pub2.

 

Knightly R, Milan SJ, Hughes R, Knopp-Sihota JA, Rowe BH, Normansell R, Powell C.
Inhaled magnesium sulfate in the treatment of acute asthma.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 11. Art No.:CD003898. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD0033898.pub6.

 

Kelly C, Chalmers JD, Crossingham I, Relph N, Felix LM, Evans DJ, Milan SJ, Spencer S.
Macrolide antibiotics for bronchiectasis.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD012406. DOI. 10.1002/14651858.CD012406.pub2

Farne AH, Wilson A, Powell C, Bax L, Milan SJ.
Anti-IL5 therapies for asthma.
/Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017, Issue 9, Art. No.: CD010834. DOI: 10.1102/14651858.CD010834.pub3

 

Salt S, Mulvaney C, Preston P.
Drug therapy for symptoms associated with anxiety in adult palliative care patients.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD004596. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004596.pub3

 

Gatheral TL, Rushton A, Evans, DJW, Mulvaney C, Halcovitch NR, Whiteley G, Eccles FJR, Spencer S.
Personalised asthma action plans for adults with asthma.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 4. Art. No.:CD011859.DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011859.pub2

 

Ganaie MB, Munavvar M, Gordon M, Lim HF, Evans DJW.
Patient-and patient-initiated oral steroids for asthma exacerbations.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD012195.DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012195.pub2

 

Hu RF, Jiang XY, Chen J, Zeng Z, Chen XY, Li Y, Huining X, Evans DJ.
Non-pharmacological interventions for sleep promotion in the intensive care unit.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD008808. DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD008808.pub2

 

Evans DJ, Kew KM, Andreson DE, Boyter AC.
Long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMA) added to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) versus higher dose ICS for adults with asthma.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD011437.DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD011437.pub2

 

Kew KM, Evans D, Allison DE, Boyter AC.
Long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMA) added to inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) versus addition of long-acting beta2-agonists (LABA) for adults with asthma.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 6. Art No.: CD011438. DOI:10.1002/14651858. CD011438. pub2

Welsh E, Evans D, Fowler S, Spencer S.
Interventions for bronchiectasis: an overview of Cochrane systematic reviews.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 7, Art. No.:CD010337. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010337.pub2

 

Dwan K, Milan SJ, Bax L, Walters N, Powell C.
Vilanterol and fluticasone furoate for asthma.
Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD010758. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010758.pub2

 

Powell C, Milan SJ, Dwan K, Bax L, Walters N.
Mepolizumab versus placebo for asthma.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 7. Art. No. : CD010834. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010834.pub2

 

Wilkinson M, Hart A, Milan S, Sugumar, K.
Vitamins C and E for asthma and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD010749. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010749.pub2

 

Hart A, Sugumar K, Milan SJ, Fowler SJ, Crossingham I.
Inhaled hyperosmolar agents for bronchiectasis
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD002996. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002996.pub3

 

Wilkinson M, Sugumar K, Milan SJ, Hart A, Crockett A, Crossingham I.
Mucolytics for bronchiectasis
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD001289. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001289.pub

 

Milan SJ, Hart A, Wilkinson M.
Vitamin C for asthma and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD010391. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010391.pub2

 

Spencer S, Tang A, Khoshbin E.
Leukodepletion for patients undergoing heart valve surgery.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 7. Art No.: CD009507. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009507.pub2