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Evidence Aid Training Course 7-8 December 2015

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Back to work desk report of the training by Prof. Steve Waller from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Washington DC: As a professor of global health and a participant in a number of prior Cochrane Collaboration systematic reviews, I …

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December 2015 news bulletin

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It has been more than a month since our last newsletter and we have some Evidence Aid news to share with you. This time we’re alerting you to an exciting new blog titled ‘Will one per cent suffice?’, written by Evidence Aid’s …

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Reducing the impact of extreme environmental events using Environmental Evidence

7 January, 2016 – Andrew S. Pullin & Teri M. Knight
Many would argue that a significant and positive outcome was achieved at the recent Paris summit (COP21) on climate change in December. We may have a real political mandate for action but the world is …

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Interventions for treating proximal humeral fractures in adults (Updated)

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Surgery does not result in a better outcome for most people with a displaced proximal humeral fracture involving the humeral neck and probably increases the need for future surgery. However, the evidence supporting this conclusion does not cover …

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Surgical fixation methods for tibial plateau fractures

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There is insufficient evidence to inform on the best method of surgical fixation or the best method of treating bone defects for tibial plateau fractures in adults. However, the available evidence from randomised trials does not contradict approaches aiming to limit soft-tissue …

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Interventions for treating fractures of the distal femur in adults

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There is either no or insufficient evidence from randomised trials to inform on optimal non-surgical treatment, on the use of surgery, or on optimal surgical intervention for fractures of the distal femur in adults
Fractures of the distal femur are relatively uncommon but …

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Effectiveness of Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers Caring for Patients with Filovirus Disease: A Rapid Review

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Insufficient evidence exists to draw conclusions regarding the comparative effectiveness of various types of personal protective equipment. Additional research is urgently needed to determine optimal PPE for health care workers caring for patients with filovirus.
A rapid review, guided by a protocol, was …

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Surgical interventions for treating distal tibial metaphyseal fractures in adults

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There is insufficient evidence to inform on the use of surgery or the best surgical intervention for distal tibial metaphyseal fractures in adults.
Distal tibial metaphyseal fractures in adults are relatively uncommon but serious injuries that are frequently treated surgically. The main options …

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Will one per cent suffice?

Jeroen Jansen, Evidence Aid Director (August 2015 – February 2018)
17 November, 2015

According to the recent synthesis report for the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), research “indicates that at least one per cent of humanitarian spending should be invested in research, evidence and innovation.”[1] It is laudable …

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Archive of major windstorms

March 2015 – Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

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