A Special “10 for the Price on 1” Edition for the 20th Anniversary of the Cochrane Collaboration
- recovery and rehabilitation
- review, systematic
- secondary prevention
- subarachnoid hemorrhage
This month we have a special edition of Cochrane Corner for 2 reasons. First, in 2013, the Cochrane Collaboration1 and the Cochrane Stroke Group both celebrate their 20th Anniversaries, and second, no fewer than 7 new reviews and 3 updates of reviews have recently appeared in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (see below). Therefore, the format is different from the usual 500-word summary of the evidence on a specific intervention for the treatment, prevention, or rehabilitation of stroke from a recently published systematic review in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Instead, we list the titles and provide links to all 10 reviews.
The Cochrane Stroke Group has been an important part of the Cochrane Collaboration since August 1993 and is now truly international; the 647 authors come from every continent (except Antarctica); the 25 editors come from 9 developed and developing countries and cover all the key disciplines in stroke care. The group has published 166 full reviews, and the Group’s comprehensive register of trials includes 18 363 reports of 8086 trials and 1535 reports of 1194 systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
The recently published reviews and updates are listed here. The link will always take you to the most recent update of the review (please note for a review that has been updated, the page will display a message, This is not the current version of the article; if you see this message, then click on the button, view current version).
Continuous versus intermittent physiological monitoring for acute stroke: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD008444.
Thrombolysis (different doses, routes of administration, and agents) for acute ischemic stroke: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD000514.
Early versus delayed mobilization for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD008346.
Recovery and Rehabilitation
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for improving function after stroke: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD008862.
Cognitive rehabilitation for attention deficits after stroke: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD002842.
Multidisciplinary rehabilitation after botulinum toxin and other focal intramuscular treatment for poststroke spasticity: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD009689.
β-blockers for preventing stroke recurrence: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD007890.
Long-term Secondary Prevention and Care
Vitamin K antagonists versus antiplatelet therapy after transient ischemic attack or minor ischemic stroke of presumed arterial origin: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD001342.
Interventions for preventing falls in people after stroke: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD008728.
Occupational therapy for care home residents with stroke: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD010116.
The Cochrane Stroke Group website gives more information about its activities: http://stroke.cochrane.org/. The abstracts and plain language summaries of Cochrane reviews across all areas of healthcare are available for free at http://www.cochrane.org/. The group has helped establish a searchable Database of Research in Stroke, available at www.askdoris.org. If you wish to learn how to do a systematic review, the UK Cochrane Center has worked in collaboration with the University of Portsmouth to develop the Online Learning Resources for Undertaking a Systematic Review, available at http://ukcc.cochrane.org/online-learning.
- Received June 10, 2013.
- Accepted June 11, 2013.
- © 2013 American Heart Association, Inc.