9 – 15 May 2016 is Dying Matters Awareness Week which is hosted by the Dying Matters Coalition. This campaign aims to provide the opportunity to talk about dying, death, bereavement, and making plans for the end of life. This year’s theme is 'The Big Conversation'.The Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Review Group (PaPaS) produces...
June 7 2016
PaPaS Express This project aims to test the authoring and editorial process from publication of the protocol to completion of the full review. We are interested to see what is possible with advance planning and prioritisation of tasks. The aim is to follow the normal, rigorous processes to produce a high quality Cochrane review in a short...
May 9 2016
See our Featured review on the Cochrane Library.Antiepileptic drugs for neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia - an overview of Cochrane reviews
February 23 2016
Background For many years, Cochrane has been feeding reports of trials from PubMed and Embase into Cochrane’s central database of controlled trials (CENTRAL). This has made CENTRAL an incredibly rich and valuable resource for authors and others trying to identify the evidence. The way that Embase records are fed into CENTRAL changed in 2013 when...
January 26 2016
Mid Year Newsletter 2015Welcome to our latest newsletter, designed to keep you up to date with news and information from PaPaS. We have had another busy start to the year, with welcoming a new member of staff, attending international conferences, and continuing to publish high quality protocols, reviews and updates. We’re working hard on...
September 1 2015
Our colleagues at Wiley have now compiled data to produce the latest Impact Factors.The 2014 impact factor for Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is 6.035, which describes the ratio of the number of reviews published during 2012 and 2013 (1978) to the number of citations these reviews received in 2014 (11,932). For more information,...
August 24 2015
The UK Cochrane Centre have been busy looking at new ways of disseminating evidence in the form of blogshots. Read about it on their blog here and see their blogshot archive here.This is a blogshot on our Single dose oral ibuprofen plus caffeine for acute postoperative pain in adults review.
August 17 2015
In 2014, we were awarded a UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Systematic Reviews Programme Grant to undertake systematic reviews and appraisal of the evidence for pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions in chronic pain. For further information see here.
August 16 2015
The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Developing Countries Project addresses the need for improved education about pain and its treatment in developing countries by providing educational support grants. These grants are intended to improve the scope and availability of essential education for pain clinicians of all disciplines...
August 14 2015
The editorial team at PaPaS has undergone some changes in recent months. Yvonne Roy, Assistant Managing Editor based in Oxford, and Rebecca Gray, AME for our headache and migraine reviews, recently left in order to pursue exciting new ventures. We thank Yvonne and Rebecca for their hard work and contributions over the years, and wish them the best...
July 22 2015