Cochrane Rehabilitation Newsletter Issue 71 | March 2024

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Issue 71 | March 2024

News and Events

Cochrane Rehabilitation – ISPRM course @Sydney, June 2024

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming “Cochrane Rehabilitation evidence-based course 2024,” a collaborative effort organized by Cochrane Rehabilitation, the ISPRM Presidential Cabinet, and the Sidney 2024 Meeting organizers. This course is designed to deliver readily applicable evidence-based practice insights, drawing from the triad of Cochrane evidence, speakers’ expertise, and patients’ values. Read more…

Publications following the 5th Cochrane Rehabilitation Methodological Meeting

The first publications generated as a result of the 5th Cochrane Rehabilitation Methodological Meeting are available. The Cochrane Rehabilitation Methodological Meetings serve as hubs for advancing evidence production and synthesis in the rehabilitation community. These gatherings aim to challenge conventional practices, illuminate methodological nuances, and foster knowledge dissemination both within and outside our field. Read more…

The Latest Cochrane Systematic Reviews
Relevant to Rehabilitation


News and Events

ESPRM2024: Save the Date for the 24th Congress and enjoy the Cochrane Rehabilitation session.

Mark your calendars for the 24th Congress of the European Society for Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ESPRM2024), set to unfold in the city of Ljubljana, Slovenia, from April 23rd to 27th, 2024. The congress is co-hosted by the Slovenian Society for Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. Read more…

RehabEvolution – Technological Innovation in Neurorehabilitation

Registration for the “RehabEvolution – Technological Innovation in Neurorehabilitation” meeting, organized by the Montecatone Institute and scheduled for October 25th and 26th, 2024 in Bologna, is now open. The meeting will be held in Italian language.
Read more…

Register to CARF International’s Standard and A Strenght Webinar

CARF International’s Standard and A Strength Webinar is a monthly gathering of accredited rehabilitation programs from around the world that represent the full spectrum of post-acute rehabilitation settings. Read more…



International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM)

The International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) serves as the global agency for Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM). As a non-governmental organization (NGO) in relation with the World Health Organization (WHO), as an international umbrella organization of PRM physicians, and as a catalyst for international PRM research, ISPRM has a humanitarian or civil societal, a professional, and a scientific mandate. Read more…

Update on Blogshot Translations
Please take a look here to find the latest translated blogshots. This month there are 3 new blogshots in Portuguese, 3 in Serbian, 3 in Japanese and 4 in Italian.

Cochrane Rehabilitation Publications

The following Cochrane papers were published recently:
  • Côté P, Negrini S, Donzelli S, Kiekens C, Arienti C, Ceravolo MG, Gross DP, Battel I, Ferriero G, Lazzarini SG, Dan B, Shearer HM, Wong JJ; Participants in the 5th Cochrane Rehabilitation Methodological Meeting. Introduction to target trial emulation in rehabilitation: a systematic approach to emulate a randomized controlled trial using observational data. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2024 Feb;60(1):145-153. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.24.08435-1. PMID: 38420907. PubMed link
  • Liguori S, Moretti A, Toro G, Arienti C, Patrini M, Kiekens C, Negrini S, Iolascon G, Gimigliano F. Overview of Cochrane Systematic Reviews for Rehabilitation Interventions in Individuals with Upper Limb Fractures: A Mapping Synthesis. Medicina. 2024; 60(3):469. Link

Cochrane Corners

The following Cochrane Corners were published recently:
  • Cordani C, Battel I. Do implementation interventions improve evidence-based care in acute stroke settings? A Cochrane Review summary with commentary. NeuroRehabilitation. 2024;54(2):343-6. Pubmed linkFull text link
  • Akpinar FM. Are bisphosphonates effective in treating osteoporosis in children and adults with cystic fibrosis?-A Cochrane review summary with commentary. Int J Rheum Dis. 2024;27(3):e15074. Pubmed linkFull text link
  • Khalil MT, Azam Rathore F. How effective is local corticosteroid injection in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome?-A Cochrane Review summary with commentary. Int J Rheum Dis. 2024;27(3):e15073. Pubmed linkFull text link
  • Barotsis N. Are systemic corticosteroids effective and safe for treating patients with radicular and non-radicular low back pain? A Cochrane Review summary with commentary. Int J Rheum Dis. 2024;27(3):e15058. Pubmed linkFull text link

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