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  • This new review assessed the efficacy and harms (adverse effects) of immediate release (IR) methylphenidate (MPH) for treating ADHD in adults. The review authors included 10 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing IR MPH with placebo, an osmotic-release oral system (OROS) of MPH (an extended-release formulation), an extended-release...
    January 20 2021
  • This is a new protocol for a Cochrane Review (intervention) on memantine for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The objectives are as follows: to assess the effects of memantine on the core features of ASD, including, but not limited to, social functioning, communication skills and stereotypical behaviours. Read it here on the Cochrane Library....
    January 19 2021
  • This new review assessed the effects of oral vitamin D supplementation on linear growth and other health outcomes among infants and children under five years of age.It includes 75 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) or quasi-RCTs comparing oral vitamin D supplementation, with or without other micronutrients, to no intervention, placebo, a lower...
    December 15 2020
  • This new review assessed the effects of mechanically assisted walking training compared to control for walking, participation, and quality of life in children with cerebral palsy aged 3 to 18 years. The review authors included 17 studies, comparing any type of mechanically assisting walking training (with or without body weight support) with...
    November 19 2020
  • This review updates a previous Cochrane Review published in 2010. The objectives were to assess the benefits and adverse effects of pharmacological interventions for adults with antisocial personality disorder (AsPD).The review authors searched for randomised controlled trials comparing a pharmacological intervention with placebo up to September...
    September 4 2020
  • This review updates a previous Cochrane Review published in 2010. The objectives were to assess the potential benefits and adverse effects of psychological interventions for adults with antisocial personality disorder (AsPD). The review authors searched for randomised controlled trials comparing a psychological intervention with treatment as usual...
    September 4 2020
  • ObjectivesThis new review sought to assess the effects of interventions to foster resilience in healthcare professionals (i.e. healthcare staff delivering direct medical care, such as nurses, physicians and hospital personnel, and allied healthcare staff such as social workers and psychologists).Results of the searchThe review authors included 44...
    July 8 2020
  • This new review sought to evaluate the effects of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for young people aged 10 to 18 years who have exhibited harmful sexual behaviour (HSB). The review authors included four randomised controlled trials (RCTs) with a total of 115 participants. Two studies involved males aged 12 to 18 years old. The other two...
    June 23 2020
  • ObjectivesThis new review sought to assess the effects of interventions to foster resilience in healthcare students, that is, students in training for health professions delivering direct medical care (e.g. medical, nursing, midwifery or paramedic students), and those in training for allied health professions distinct from medical care (e.g....
    June 22 2020
  • This review updates a previous Cochrane Review last updated in October 2016. The objectives were to assess the effects of household interventions intended to prevent or reduce further lead exposure in children, on improvements in cognitive and neurobehavioural development, and reductions in blood lead levels and household dust lead levels.In March...
    May 5 2020

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