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Cochrane research empowers informed decisions

The following story was submitted to Cochrane Canada by a Health Consumer. When I turned 40 I started getting regular mammograms as indicated by my family physician. For a couple of years they were uneventful. Two years ago, after my screening, I was asked to come back for a second mammogram as the test had shown a suspicious area. I...

Cochrane Reviews an "indispensable" tool for patient advocacy

The following story was submitted to Cochrane Canada from a Masters Candidate at McGill University. My mother has been dealing with chronic lumbar back pain for a long time and with the lack of information gained from a MRI and the varying advice of doctors, physiotherapists and chiropractors the Cochrane Back reviews have been a mainstay for...

Canadian Health Libraries Association supports Cochrane Canada

The following letter of support was received on 2 September, 2015 from the Canadian Health Libraries Association. Dear Dr. Grimshaw,The Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des Bibliothèques de la Santé du Canada (CHLA/ABSC) board has heard that funding through the Directed Grant process of CIHR will be discontinued effective...

Cochrane Profiles - Knowledge Broker

What is a knowledge broker?People are both intrigued and mystified by the knowledge broker (KB) title. The first response is “What a cool job title”, quickly followed by the question “What do you do?”   As a knowledge broker I act as an intermediary between those producing knowledge (researchers) and those who use this knowledge such as...

Cochrane Profiles – Trials Search Coordinator

First question, what is a Trials Search Coordinator?The Trials Search Coordinator (TSC) is one of the three core roles within Cochrane Review Groups, the others being Coordinating Editors and Managing Editors. As the TSC for Cochrane Hypertension, I am responsible for managing literature searching for all of the systematic reviews produced by our...

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