Cochrane Corners

Cochrane Belgium shares Cochrane evidence by publishing Cochrane Corners, periodical columns in journals for healthcare professionals. On this page, you can find previously published Cochrane Corners in following journals:



Artsenkrant (Dutch)

April 2015: Pulmonary rehabilitation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

May 2015: Percutaneous vertebroplasty for osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture.

June 2015: Manual lymphatic drainage for lymphedema following breast cancer treatment.

September 2015: Antiviral treatment for Bell's palsy (idiopathic facial paralysis).

October 2015: Music for insomnia in adults.

November 2015: Portion, package or tableware size for changing selection and consumption of food, alcohol and tobacco.

December 2015: Interventions to facilitate shared decision making to address antibiotic use for acute respiratory infections in primary care.

April 2016: Radioiodine therapy versus antithyroid medications for Graves’ disease.

September 2016: Manual therapy and exercise for rotator cuff disease.

December 2016: Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation.

February 2017: Efficacy and safety of ablation for people with non-paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

March 2017: Long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) plus long-acting bèta-agonist (LABA) versus LABA plus inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) for stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

July 2017: Counselling for smoking cessation 

August 2017: Continued vs interrupted chest compression for cardiopulmonary resuscitation of non-asphyxial out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

November 2017: Pharmacotherapy for hypertension in adults aged 18 to 59 years

January 2018: Vitamin K antagonists versus low-molecular-weight heparin for the long term treatment of symptomatic venous thromboembolism

March 2018: Delayed antibiotic prescriptons for respiratory infections

April 2018: Clopidogrel plus aspirin for preventing cardiovascular events

May 2018: Honey for acute cough in children

June 2018: Prophylactic vaccination against HPV to prevent cervical cancer and its precursors

Axxon (Dutch/French)

June 2015: Introduction: Dutch/French

October 2015: Spinal manipulative therapy for acute low-back pain: Dutch/French

December 2015: Breathing exercises for adults with asthma: Dutch/French

October 2016: Manual therapy and exercise for rotator cuff disease: Dutch/French

December 2016: Virtual reality for stroke rehabilitation: Dutch/French

February 2017: Treadmill training for patients with Parkinson's disease: Dutch/French

April 2017: Stretch for the treatment and prevention of contractures: Dutch/French

June 2017: Physical activity and exercise for chronic pain in adults: Dutch/French

September 2017: Electromechanical-assisted training for walking after stroke: Dutch/French

October 2017: Aerobic exercise training for adults with fibromyalgia: Dutch/French

December 2017: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for neuropathic pain: Dutch/French

March 2018: Motor control exercise for chronic non-specific low-back pain: Dutch/French

June 2018: Treadmill interventions in children under six years of age at risk of neuromotor delay: Dutch/French

De Apotheker (Dutch)

March 2017: Introduction

March 2017: Aspirin for the acute treatment of episodic tension-type headache in adults

April 2017: Interventions to improve adherence to lipid-lowering medication

May 2017: Chlorhexidine mouthrinse for gingivitis

June 2017: Vitamin C for prevention of cardiovascular events

July 2017: Topical NSAIDs for corneal abrasions

August 2017: Topical antimicrobial agents for treating foot ulcers in people with diabetes

September 2017: Antiseptics for burns

October 2017: Interventions to improve adherence to lipid-lowering medications

November 2017: Non-medical prescribing versus medical prescribing for acute and chronic disease management in primary and secondary care

December 2017: Chlorhexidine mouthrinse as an adjunctive treatment for gingival health

March 2018: Selenium for preventing cancer

June 2018: Providing physicians feedback on medication adherence for people with chronic diseases taking long-term medication

Nursing (Dutch)

June 2015: Introduction

June 2015: Patient education for diabetic foot

September 2015: Warming infusion and irrigation fluids to prevent perioperative hypthermia

November 2015: Honey for wound care

January 2016: Music therapy for insomnia

March 2016: Chewing gum for the recovery of intestinal function after surgery

May 2016: Nurse-led titration of medication in patients with heart failure

July 2016: Coldspray for pain reduction during intravenous cannulation

Oktober 2016: Psychological preparation to improve postoperative recovery after surgery under general anaesthesia

December 2016: Policies for replacement of urinary catheters

February 2017: Nutritional supplements in eldery patients recovering from a hip fracture

April 2017: Prevention and treatment of incontinence-associated dermatitis

June 2017: Oral health educational interventions for staff and residents of nursing homes

August 2017: Continuous chest compression vs interrupted chest compression for cardiopulmonary resuscitation of non-asphyxial out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

October 2017: Early palliative care for adults with advanced cancer

March 2018: Slow versus fast subcutaneous heparin injections for prevention of bruising and site pain intensity

May 2018: Home-based multidimensional survivorship programmes for breast cancer survivors

June 2018: Reminiscence therapy for dementia

Belgian Journal of Paediatrics (English)

March 2017: Early skin-to-skin contact for mothers and their healthy newborn infants

June 2017: Frenotomy for tongue-tie in newborn infants

September 2017: Dietary or pharmacological interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood

December 2017: High-flow nasal cannula therapy for infants with bronchiolitis

February 2018: Feed thickener for infants up to six months of age with gastro-oesophagal reflux

June 2018: Grommets (ventilation tubes) for recurrent acute otitis media in children