Projects

Helping commissioners, managers and GPs make more use of Cochrane reviews: an investigation focused on ENT disorders

Cochrane ENT was awarded an NHS-Cochrane Engagement Award by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

This was a 12-month project aimed at facilatating local engagement with Cochrane, via GP journal clubs.

The project was undertaken in conjunction with the Department of Primary Care, University of Oxford.

Which children with otitis media benefit most from adenoidectomy with or without grommets (ventilation tubes)? An individual patient data meta-analysis

Members of Cochrane ENT were part of a team that received funding from the National Institute for Health Research, Health Technology Assesment Programme (NIHR HTA).

The IPD meta-analysis included the individual data of about 1350 children who participated in 13 randomised controlled trials into the effectiveness of adenoidectomy. The aims were to: 1) predict which children referred for adenoidectomy have a higher risk for treatment failure; 2) identify subgroups of children that are most likely to benefit from adenoidectomy with and without grommets (ventilation tubes).

The team:

Martin Burton, Joint Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane ENT and Director Cochrane UK

Dr Maroeska Rovers, Associate Professsor of Evidence-Based Surgery Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (RUNMC)

Professor George Browning, Emeritus Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Glasgow

Professor Anne Schilder, Joint Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane ENT and Director, evidENT, UCL

Professor Arno Hoes, Director of the Julius Centre for Health Sciences, University Medical Centre Utrecht

Chantal Boonacker, Research Fellow, Julias Centre for Health Sciences, University Medical Centre Utrecht