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  • Tingting Zhao, Xinyu Wu, Qi Zhang, Chunjie Li, Helen V Worthington, Fang HuaWhy is this question important?Ventilator‐associated pneumonia (VAP) is a lung infection. It develops in patients who are on artificial breathing machines (ventilators) in hospitals for more than 48 hours. Often, these patients are very ill – they may have had a heart...
    January 5 2021
  • Co-ordinating Editors (Co-Eds) are key leadership figures within Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs), providing technical and content expertise to guide review production and evidence synthesis activities undertaken in their group. In 2020, several Co-ordinating Editors, who are retiring from their Co-Ed role in Cochrane, have been presented with...
    December 17 2020
  • Richard Macey, Tanya Walsh, Philip Riley, Anne-Marie Glenny, Helen V. Worthington, Patrick A. Fee, Jan E. Clarkson, David RickettsWhy is it important to improve dental caries (tooth decay) detection?Dentists often aim to identify tooth decay that has already advanced to a level which needs a filling. If dentists were able to find tooth decay when...
    December 9 2020
  • Patrick A Fee, Richard Macey, Tanya Walsh, Janet E Clarkson, David RickettsWhy is it important to improve root caries detection?Root caries (tooth decay on the root of a tooth) is a well-recognised disease, that is on the increase as populations grow older and keep more of their natural teeth into later life. Like coronal...
    December 7 2020
  • Shivi Khattri, Sumanth Kumbargere Nagraj, Ankita Arora, Prashanti Eachempati, Chandan Kumar Kusum, Kishore G Bhat, Trevor M Johnson, Giovanni LodiWhat are the benefits and risks of using antibiotics as well as cleaning by a dental care professional to treat gum disease?Why is this question important?Gum disease...
    November 17 2020
  • Wafa Kashbour, Puneet Gupta, Helen V Worthington, Dwayne BoyersWhy is this question important?Tooth decay (also called a cavity or caries) is when a small hole develops in a tooth. This happens because bacteria (tiny living organisms) that live in the mouth feed on sugar in the food we eat. As they feed, the bacteria produce acid that attacks...
    November 4 2020
  • Patrick A Fee, Philip Riley, Helen V Worthington, Janet E Clarkson, Dwayne Boyers, Paul V BeirneWhy have a dental check‐up?A dental check‐up helps to keep your mouth healthy and lets your dentist see if you have any dental problems. It allows your dentist to deal with any problems early, or even better, to prevent problems...
    October 15 2020
  • Do measures that aim to reduce aerosol production during dental procedures prevent the transmission of infectious diseases?Kumbargere Nagraj  S, Eachempati  P, Paisi  M, Nasser  M, Sivaramakrishnan  G, Verbeek  JHWhy is this question important?Most dental care procedures create tiny drops...
    October 13 2020
  • Cochrane Oral Health and Cochrane ENT have co-published three new reviews looking at antimicrobial mouthrinses and nasal sprays to protect healthcare workers and patients from COVID-19 infection.COVID‐19 is an infectious disease caused by the SARS‐CoV‐2 virus. Most people infected with COVID‐19 develop a mild to moderate respiratory illness, and...
    September 18 2020
  • The 2019 Journal Citation Report (JCR) has been released by Clarivate Analytics, and we can announce that the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) Journal Impact Factor is now 7.890. This is an increase on the 2018 Journal Impact Factor, which was 7.755.The CDSR Journal Impact Factor is calculated...
    September 1 2020

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