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  • 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
  • We have been delighted to be part of the James Lind Alliance and Marie Curie priority setting partnership in palliative and end of life care. Please read on to find out how you can get involved:"The Palliative and end of life care Priority Setting Project is bringing together organisations interested in palliative and end of life care to consult...
    July 20 2015
  • Hashtags on Twitter allow users to filter their home-feed to see tweets about particular subject matter. We have been using the PaPaS hashtag, #painevidence, to highlight all of our latest news and reviews. The Healthcare Hashtag Project by @symplur makes the use of Twitter more accessible for the healthcare community, and our...
    July 20 2015
  • We've today heard that RevMan 5.2 will be released this year, not RevMan 6 as previously announced. The main changes to this version will affect Diagnostic Test Accuracy (DTA) reviews and so unlikely to affect many of our authors as we currently have no DTA reviews registered. Here's more detail from the message we received today:For authors of...
    February 10 2012

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