We notice a common error across many of our reviews. As a general approach, authors should use GRADE ratings and summary of findings (SoF) tables to inform their review abstract, Plain Language Summary (PLS), Effects of interventions, Discussion (especially quality of evidence) and conclusions.
Dissemination of our reviews
We closely collaborate with Heart (BMJ) and have a number of Cochrane Corners published each year. The two most recent ones are:
See the full list in this special collection of Hearthere.
We also collaborate with Global Heart and JAMA. We encourage co-publications of our reviews in other journals to reach a wider audience. 17% of our reviews published in 2014 and up to now in 2015 have been co-published.
Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation for coronary heart disease (review update)
Amiodarone versus other pharmacological interventions for prevention of sudden cardiac death (new review)
Nurse-led titration of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, beta-adrenergic blocking agents, and angiotensin receptor blockers for people with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (new review)
Dietary fibre for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (new review)
Jonathan Nyong, the Group's systematic review specialist.
We are delighted to welcome Jonathan (MBBS, MPH and MSc Health Policy Planning and Financing) to our editorial team! He joined our Group in July 2015. He was eager to work for such a 'prestigious organisation as Cochrane' and to contribute to the 'high quality systematic reviews' he often referred to in his previous work for the UK guideline maker NICE.
Jonathan is our expert in Summary of Findings table and GRADE.
News from our Satellite Group
The Cochrane Heart Group US Satellite is preparing for its anniversary/year-end review on December 10 2015, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the Stamler conference room in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The meeting will cover topics such as: how to become a Cochrane author; how the Galter Health Sciences Library can help authors; informatics and crowdsourcing for better reviews; open data; the future of systematic reviews; and the role of evidence synthesis for knowledge translation by Northwestern's senior associate dean of clinical and translation science, Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones. If you are interested in attending, please email email@example.com