As of April 2021,The Cochrane Librarycontains 80 reviews and 40 protocols under Cochrane Hypertension and 22 additional titles have been registered by the group for authors intending to undertake systematic reviews.
Can walking lower blood pressure? Our recently published systematic review looks at the evidence from 73 trials involving 5763 participants.
Findings suggest that "moderate‐intensity walking, three to five times per week, of 20 to 40 minutes duration, and 150 minutes per week for approximately three months could have an effect on lowering blood pressure"
Meet Cochrane Hypertension's Dr. Mohamed Ben-Eltriki
Cochrane Canadarecently profiled Cochrane Hypertension's Dr. Mohamed Ben-Eltriki.
A postdoctoral researcher, community pharmacist in Vancouver, and author with Cochrane Hypertension and Cochrane Airways, Dr. Ben-Eltriki shares how he got involved in Cochrane and why he believes in the need for independent, conflict-free, international guidelines for the management of hypertension. Read his profile here: https://bit.ly/3t9sybL
Cochrane online training resources
Cochrane offers a variety of resources for both new and experienced systematic review authors:
assessment of feasibility and comparison of alternatives
implementation of novel approaches in practice
dissemination and implementation of complex assessment and analytical methods
This symposium is aimed at professionals with backgrounds or interest in advancing and disseminating research synthesis methods, as well as young investigators.
Cochrane Hypertension Priority Setting
Phase two of our HTN Priority-setting project continues. We've reviewed the submissions to our English/Spanish survey (#AskCochraneHTN), which solicited priority questions from patients and other stakeholders and drafted a list of 16 candidate questions. These questions are now being used in a follow-up survey in which respondents are ranking the ten questions they feel are most important to be answered by Cochrane Hypertension systematic reviews.
Stay tuned as we announce the top ten questions to which we will map current & future Cochrane HTN systematic review titles!