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Cochrane Clinical Answers

Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) provide a readable, digestible, clinically focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane Reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform point of care decision making. 

Below are recent cancer related Cochrane clinical questions, click on the links to view answers. 

How does indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) compare with clinical evaluation for women undergoing immediate breast reconstruction following skin-sparing mastectomy? 2 July 2020.

For older adults with newly diagnosed glioblastoma, how do treatments compare? 18 June 2020.

For adults with cancer, what are the effects of telephone interventions aimed at reducing symptoms of cancer? 12 June 2020. 

What is the accuracy of transabdominal ultrasound (TAUS) or endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) for the diagnosis of gallbladder polyps? 12 June 2020. 

Recent Irish Research

McDermott, R. Stereotactic radiation therapy for medically inoperable centrally located non-small cell lung cancer. Hospital Professional News (HPN). Issue 75, August 2020; 30 - 33. 

McAnena PF, Moloney BM, McAnena OJ, Kerin MJ, McCarthy PA. Clinical utility of plain-film abdominal radiographs for inpatients outside standard working hours in a large university teaching hospital [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 28]. Radiography (Lond). 2020;S1078-8174(20)30127-9. doi:10.1016/j.radi.2020.07.003

Kearns C, Feighery R, Mc Caffrey J, et al. Understanding and Attitudes toward Cancer Clinical Trials among Patients with a Cancer Diagnosis: National Study through Cancer Trials IrelandCancers (Basel). 2020;12(7):E1921. Published 2020 Jul 16. doi:10.3390/cancers12071921

Lloyd AJ, Ryan ÉJ, Boland MR, et al. The histopathological and molecular features of breast carcinoma with tumour budding-a systematic review and meta-analysis [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 24]. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2020;10.1007/s10549-020-05810-3. doi:10.1007/s10549-020-05810-3

Crowley C, Ekpo EU, Carey BW, et al. Radiation dose tracking in computed tomography: Red alerts and feedback. Implementing a radiation dose alert system in CT [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 18]. Radiography (Lond). 2020;S1078-8174(20)30092-4. doi:10.1016/j.radi.2020.06.004


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