It is with great sadness to inform you that Stephen Morley died on Friday 28th of April at St. Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds. Stephen was an active member of the Cochrane and PaPaS community, involved from the very beginning, as an author, and later as an editor. We will miss his wit and wisdom, his keen eye for detail, his skill in supporting...
May 9 2017
We are sad to report the death of Prof Art Lipman on April 23rd after a battle with myelofibrosis. Art was part of the editorial team of Papas when the group was in its early days. Subsequently he regularly peer refereed and was an author for us. Art was very active in the pain world, and a pioneer of evidence based pain. He was founding head of...
May 8 2017
1. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of home palliative care services for adults with advanced illness and their caregivers, Gomes B, Calanzani N, Curiale V, McCrone P, Higginson IJSee here2. Gabapentin for chronic neuropathic pain in adults, Moore RA, Wiffen PJ, Derry S, Toelle T, Rice AS CSee here3. Valproate (valproic acid or sodium...
March 7 2017
In August 2016, Evidently Cochrane published a blog by Professor Andrew Moore (see here). It proved to be very popular, it’s the most read blog on Evidently Cochrane having been read over 50,000 times, and shared over 5000 times on social media in under a month following publication.
January 17 2017
The 2015 Impact Factor for CDSR is 6.103, which describes the ratio of the number of reviews published during 2013 and 2014 (1,888) to the number of citations these reviews received in 2015 (11,522). Unofficially, the 2015 CRG Impact Factor for PaPaS is 6.208 (72 publications cited 447 times). This means that a review published by PaPaS in 2013...
October 19 2016
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our birthday celebration on 21 July, ‘Evidence Based Pain: Past, Present and Future (PaPaS 18th Birthday Party)’. It was lovely to share the day with such a diverse audience of Cochrane colleagues, clinicians, authors, peer reviewers, charities, funders, and PaPaS colleagues past and present.As a...
June 9 2016
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