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Issue 14, Spring 2021
PRISMA 2020 webinar recording

Watch Dr. Matthew Page discuss the new 2020 PRISMA Statement:

Withdrawal of antihypertensives webinar

Want to know more about deprescribing of antihypertensives in older adults?

Watch as Cochrane Hypertension author Dr. Emily Reeve discusses the results of her review "Withdrawal of antihypertensives in older people":

  • Potential benefits and harms of withdrawal of antihypertensives in older adults
  • Limitations of evidence and considerations for future research
  • Factors to consider when determining whether or not deprescribing is appropriate

Watch the webinar recording:
Read the review:


Our latest reviews

As of April 2021, The Cochrane Library contains 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.

Latest protocols [P], reviews [R], updates [U]:

Walking for hypertension [R]
Long-term effects of weight reducing diets in people with hypertension [U]
Methods Speaker Series - Register now!
UBC Therapeutics Initiative Methods Speaker Series events are free and feature expert speakers presenting a wide range of research methods topics. View recordings of past events or find future methods webinars.

Next presentation:

What's counted and what counts: Metrics in scholarly publishing
Speaker: Dr. Michele Avissar-Whiting
Date: 26 May 2021
Register + info:

Highlighted review: Walking for hypertension
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"

Full review:
Meet Cochrane Hypertension's Dr. Mohamed Ben-Eltriki
Cochrane Canada recently 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:
Cochrane online training resources
Cochrane offers a variety of resources for both new and experienced systematic review authors:
Cochrane online learning events
US Virtual Methods Symposium recordings

Coordinated by the Cochrane US Network, recordings from the 2021 Virtual Methods Symposium are now available:

Topics include:

  • theoretical and practical methodological advances
  • empirical exploration of methods
  • 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!



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