Every year in June, Clarivate Analytics publish the Journal Impact Factors of all journals indexed in their Journal Citation Report. Impact factor is a calculation which shows the number of citations that articles published in a journal received in a given year (in this case, in 2017) divided by the number articles published by the journal in the previous two years (2015 and 2016). Continue reading
13-17 November is World Antibiotic Awareness Week. The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that antibiotic resistance is: “one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today”. Antibiotics are used to prevent and treat bacterial infections, but if over-used they can cause bacteria to change and become resistant. This makes infections more difficult to treat, and results in longer hospital stays, higher medical costs and increased mortality (World Health Organization, 2017).
Antibiotics are still commonly used in dentistry, Cope et al (2014) estimate that 8-10% of antibiotics used in primary care are prescribed by dentists in some parts of the world. Their effectiveness has been explored by several Cochrane Oral Health reviews over the years, looking at some of the scenarios where they might be prescribed. Today we have a look back over the evidence… Continue reading
The team have been doing excellent work to update Wikipedia with Cochrane evidence. The project has been running since January 2016, led by Dundee graduate Nour Geres. Continue reading
2015 is drawing to a close, time to reflect on a year in the life of the Cochrane Oral Health Group. A special year as we celebrated 20 years of the Cochrane Oral Health Group in Manchester… Continue reading
The Cochrane Oral Health Group is delighted to announce that we have offered the role of Editor with the Group to Professor Kumbargere N. Sumanth. He is the lead author on the protocol Interventions for managing post-extraction bleeding and on the published review Interventions for the management of taste disturbances. He is co-author on several other Cochrane Oral Health Group reviews. Continue reading