The Cochrane Library: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

DOI: 10.1002/14651858

Reviews/Protocols listed by Cochrane Review Group


  1. Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group
  2. Cochrane Airways Group
  3. Cochrane Anaesthesia Group
  4. Cochrane Back Group
  5. Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group
  6. Cochrane Breast Cancer Group
  7. Cochrane Childhood Cancer Group
  8. Cochrane Colorectal Cancer Group
    1. About this group
    2. Reviews
      1. Abdominal drainage to prevent intra-peritoneal abscess after open appendectomy for complicated appendicitisReview
      2. Adjuvant chemotherapy for small intestine adenocarcinomaReview
      3. Adjuvant Therapy for completely resected Stage II Colon CancerReview
      4. Analgesia in patients with acute abdominal painReview
      5. Anti-angiogenic therapies for metastatic colorectal cancerReview
      6. Antibiotic prophylaxis for hernia repair.Review
      7. Antibiotic regimens for secondary peritonitis of gastrointestinal origin in adultsReview
      8. Antibiotics for uncomplicated diverticulitisReview
      9. Antibiotics versus placebo for prevention of postoperative infection after appendicectomy.Review
      10. Antimicrobial prophylaxis for colorectal surgeryReview
      11. Appendectomy versus antibiotic treatment for acute appendicitisReview
      12. Cesarean delivery for the prevention of anal incontinenceReview
      13. Chewing gum for postoperative recovery of gastrointestinal functionReview
      14. Chinese medical herbs for chemotherapy side effects in colorectal cancer patientsReview
      15. Chromoscopy versus conventional endoscopy for the detection of polyps in the colon and rectumReview
      16. Cisapride for Intestinal ConstipationReview
      17. Colorectal stents for the management of malignant colonic obstructionsReview
      18. Concomitant hyperthermia and radiation therapy for treating locally advanced rectal cancerReview
      19. Conventional versus LigaSure hemorrhoidectomy for patients with symptomatic HemorrhoidsReview
      20. Covering ileo- or colostomy in anterior resection for rectal carcinomaReview
      21. Curative surgery for obstruction from primary left colorectal carcinoma: Primary or staged resection?Review
      22. Dietary calcium supplementation for preventing colorectal cancer and adenomatous polypsReview
      23. Dietary fibre for the prevention of colorectal adenomas and carcinomasReview
      24. Dietary flavonoid for preventing colorectal neoplasmsReview
      25. Duration of adjuvant chemotherapy for patients with non-metastatic colorectal cancerReview
      26. Early enteral nutrition within 24h of colorectal surgery versus later commencement of feeding for postoperative complicationsReview
      27. Energy source instruments for laparoscopic colectomyReview
      28. Fast track surgery versus conventional recovery strategies for colorectal surgeryReview
      29. Flexible sigmoidoscopy versus faecal occult blood testing for colorectal cancer screening in asymptomatic individualsReview
      30. Fluoropyrimidine-HAI (hepatic arterial infusion) versus systemic chemotherapy (SCT) for unresectable liver metastases from colorectal cancerReview
      31. Follow-up strategies for patients treated for non-metastatic colorectal cancerReview
      32. Gases for establishing pneumoperitoneum during laparoscopic abdominal surgeryReview
      33. Hand assisted laparoscopic surgery versus conventional laparoscopy for colorectal surgeryReview
      34. Heated CO2 with or without humidification for minimally invasive abdominal surgeryReview
      35. Heparins and mechanical methods for thromboprophylaxis in colorectal surgeryReview
      36. Hepatic artery adjuvant chemotherapy for patients having resection or ablation of colorectal cancer metastatic to the liverReview
      37. Herbal medicines for advanced colorectal cancerReview
      38. Histamine type 2 receptor antagonists as adjuvant treatment for resected colorectal cancerReview
      39. Ileostomy or colostomy for temporary decompression of colorectal anastomosisReview
      40. Incision and drainage of perianal abscess with or without treatment of anal fistulaReview
      41. Interventions for anal canal intraepithelial neoplasiaReview
      42. Intra-peritoneal prophylactic agents for preventing adhesions and adhesive intestinal obstruction after non-gynaecological abdominal surgeryReview
      43. Lactulose versus Polyethylene Glycol for Chronic ConstipationReview
      44. Laparoscopic techniques versus open techniques for inguinal hernia repairReview
      45. Laparoscopic versus Open surgery for small bowel Crohn's diseaseReview
      46. Laparoscopic versus open surgery for suspected appendicitisReview
      47. Laparoscopic versus open surgery in small bowel obstructionReview
      48. Laparoscopic versus open surgical techniques for ventral or incisional hernia repairReview
      49. Laparoscopic versus open total mesorectal excision for rectal cancerReview
      50. Lateral pararectal versus transrectal stoma placement for prevention of parastomal herniationReview
      51. Laxatives for the treatment of hemorrhoids.Review
      52. Long-term results of laparoscopic colorectal cancer resectionReview
      53. Mechanical bowel preparation for elective colorectal surgeryReview
      54. Narrow band imaging versus conventional white light colonoscopy for the detection of colorectal polypsReview
      55. Nitrous Oxide for ColonoscopyReview
      56. Non-resection versus resection for an asymptomatic primary tumour in patients with unresectable Stage IV colorectal cancerReview
      57. Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) and aspirin for preventing colorectal adenomas and carcinomasReview
      58. Non surgical therapy for anal fissureReview
      59. Open Mesh versus non-Mesh for groin hernia repairReview
      60. Open Preperitoneal Techniques versus Lichtenstein Repair for elective Inguinal HerniasReview
      61. Open surgical procedures for incisional herniasReview
      62. Open versus laparoscopic (assisted) ileo pouch anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis and familial adenomatous polyposisReview
      63. Operative procedures for fissure in anoReview
      64. Oral traditional Chinese medication for adhesive small bowel obstructionReview
      65. Oral water soluble contrast for the management of adhesive small bowel obstructionReview
      66. Palliative chemotherapy for advanced or metastatic colorectal cancerReview
      67. Perioperative blood transfusions and recurrence of colorectal cancerReview
      68. Phlebotonics for haemorrhoidsReview
      69. Postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy in rectal cancer operated for cure.Review
      70. Pre and peri-operative erythropoeitin for reducing allogeneic blood transfusions in colorectal cancer surgery.Review
      71. Pre-operative chemoradiation for non-metastatic locally advanced rectal cancerReview
      72. Pre-operative Nutrition Support in Patients Undergoing Gastrointestinal Surgery.Review
      73. Pre-operative radiotherapy and curative surgery for the management of localized rectal carcinomaReview
      74. Preoperative chemoradiation versus radiation alone for stage II and III resectable rectal cancerReview
      75. Prolonged thromboprophylaxis with Low Molecular Weight heparin for abdominal or pelvic surgeryReview
      76. Prophylactic anastomotic drainage for colorectal surgeryReview
      77. Prophylactic nasogastric decompression after abdominal surgeryReview
      78. Propofol for sedation during colonoscopyReview
      79. Quality of life after rectal resection for cancer, with or without permanent colostomy.Review
      80. Radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of liver metastases from colorectal cancerReview
      81. Reconstructive Techniques After Rectal Resection for Rectal CancerReview
      82. Resection versus no intervention or other surgical interventions for colorectal cancer liver metastasesReview
      83. Rubber band ligation versus excisional haemorrhoidectomy for haemorrhoidsReview
      84. Screening for colorectal cancer using the faecal occult blood test, HemoccultReview
      85. Second-line chemotherapy in advanced and metastatic CRCReview
      86. Selective internal radiation therapy for liver metastases from colorectal cancerReview
      87. Short term benefits for laparoscopic colorectal resectionReview
      88. Shouldice technique versus other open techniques for inguinal hernia repairReview
      89. Single incision versus conventional multi-incision appendicectomy for suspected appendicitisReview
      90. Single layer versus double layer suture anastomosis of the gastrointestinal tractReview
      91. Stapled versus conventional surgery for hemorrhoidsReview
      92. Stapled versus handsewn methods for colorectal anastomosis surgeryReview
      93. Stapled versus handsewn methods for ileocolic anastomosesReview
      94. Surgical intervention for anorectal fistulaReview
      95. Systemic prokinetic pharmacologic treatment for postoperative adynamic ileus following abdominal surgery in adultsReview
      96. Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs for stopping bleeding from haemorrhoidsReview
      97. Transabdominal pre-peritoneal (TAPP) vs totally extraperitoneal (TEP) laparoscopic techniques for inguinal hernia repair.Review
      98. Transparent Cap Colonoscopy versus Standard Colonoscopy to Improve Caecal IntubationReview
      99. Transverse verses midline incisions for abdominal surgeryReview
      100. Virtual reality simulation training for health professions trainees in gastrointestinal endoscopyReview
      101. Workload and surgeon´s specialty for outcome after colorectal cancer surgeryReview
    3. Protocols
      1. Acupoint stimulation for postoperative ileus  following gastrointestinal surgeryProtocol
      2. Appendix stump closure during laparoscopic appendectomyProtocol
      3. Biomarkers for diagnosis of acute appendicitis in adultsProtocolDiagnostic
      4. Blood CEA levels for detecting recurrent colorectal cancerProtocolDiagnostic
      5. Bowel Preparation and Prokinetic Agents for Small Bowel Capsule EndoscopyProtocol
      6. Bowel preparation for colonoscopyProtocol
      7. Bowel Preparation for Paediatric ColonoscopyProtocol
      8. Chemotherapy for downstaging unresectable liver metastases from colorectal cancerProtocol
      9. Chemotherapy with Camptothecin compounds for metastatic colorectal cancerProtocol
      10. Chemotherapy with platinum compounds for metastatic colorectal cancerProtocol
      11. Chronomodulated chemotherapy versus conventional chemotherapy for Advanced and /or Metastatic Colorectal CancerProtocol
      12. Closed versus open approach in laparoscopic colorectal surgeryProtocol
      13. Closure methods for laparotomy incisionsProtocol
      14. Colonoscopic polypectomy for prevention of colorectal cancerProtocol
      15. Combination chemotherapy versus single agent chemotherapy during preoperative chemoradiation for resectable rectal cancerProtocol
      16. Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for peritoneal carcinomatosis in patients with colorectal cancerProtocol
      17. Diagnostic accuracy of Computed Tomography for Appendicitis in AdultsProtocolDiagnostic
      18. Double-stapled anastomosis versus mucosectomy and handsewn anastomosis in ileal pouch-anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis or familial adenomatous polyposisProtocol
      19. Early laparoscopy versus observation for patients with acute abdominal painProtocol
      20. Early versus delayed appendicectomy for appendiceal phlegmon or abscessProtocolNew
      21. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGF-R) inhibitors for metastatic colorectal cancerProtocol
      22. Exploration of the contralateral side when operating for inguinal hernia in children for detection of bilateral hernationProtocol
      23. FDG PET-CT imaging for pre operative staging in patients with colorectal cancerProtocolDiagnostic
      24. Glutamine supplementation in enteral or parenteral nutrition for the incidence of mucositis in colorectal cancerProtocol
      25. Guaiac-based faecal occult blood tests versus faecal immunochemical tests for colorectal cancer screening in average-risk individualsProtocolDiagnostic
      26. Herbal medicine for relapse and metastasis in patients operated for colorectal cancerProtocol
      27. Imaging modalities for the detection of posterior compartment disorders in women with obstructed defaecation syndromeProtocolDiagnostic
      28. Interventions for improving uptake of population-based screening for colorectal cancer using fecal occult blood testingProtocol
      29. Interventions for reducing diarrhoea in patients receiving chemotherapy for colorectal cancerProtocol
      30. Intestinal dysfunction and QOL in patients with or without radiotherapy after rectal cancer resection.Protocol
      31. Intravenous hyoscine-N-butyl bromide for aiding colonoscopyProtocol
      32. Irinotecan chemotherapy combined with fluoropyrimidines versus irinotecan alone for advanced and/or metastatic colorectal cancerProtocol
      33. Iron nutriture for colorectal cancerProtocol
      34. Laparoscopic versus open surgery for colonic diverticulitisProtocol
      35. Lightweight versus Heavyweight mesh for laparoscopic repair of inguinal herniaProtocol
      36. Lightweight versus Heavyweight mesh for open repair of inguinal herniaProtocol
      37. Local surgical treatment in early rectal cancer with or without adjuvant therapyProtocol
      38. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) versus computed tomography (CT) for the diagnosis of lymph node metastasis in preoperative rectal cancerProtocolDiagnostic
      39. Mesalamine (5-ASA) for the management of diverticulitisProtocol
      40. Mesh fixation techniques for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair in adultsProtocol
      41. Mesh fixation techniques in primary ventral or incisional hernia repairProtocol
      42. Mesh fixation with glue versus suture for recurrence and pain in Lichtenstein inguinal hernioplastyProtocol
      43. Mesh versus non-mesh for inguinal and femoral hernia repairProtocol
      44. Metronidazole for pain after haemorrhoid surgeryProtocol
      45. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for patients having resection or ablation of liver metastases from colorectal cancer.Protocol
      46. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) and aspirin for preventing colorectal adenomas and carcinomas in general populationProtocol
      47. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) and aspirin for preventing colorectal adenomas and carcinomas in patients with previous adenomas and/or genetic dispositionProtocol
      48. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) and aspirin for preventing recurrence and metachronous colorectal carcinomas in patients previously treated for colorectal cancerProtocol
      49. Octreotide for inoperable malignant bowel obstructionProtocol
      50. Omentoplasty for the prevention of anastomotic leakage after colonic or rectal resectionProtocol
      51. Oral versus intravenous fluoropyrimidines for colorectal cancerProtocol
      52. Oral versus intravenous fluoropyrimidines for metastatic colorectal cancer.Protocol
      53. Perioperative corticosteroids for patients undergoing elective major abdominal surgery (CORPUS)Protocol
      54. Perioperative prebiotics, probiotics or synbiotics for elective abdominal surgery in adultsProtocol
      55. Planned relaparotomy versus relaparotomy on demand for treatment of secondary peritonitisProtocol
      56. Preservation versus elective neurectomy of the ilioinguinal nerve for open mesh inguinal hernia surgeryProtocol
      57. Prophylactic antibiotics for preventing recurrent symptomatic episodes of acute diverticulitisProtocol
      58. Prosthetic mesh placement for the prevention of parastomal herniationProtocol
      59. Quality of life after laparoscopic versus open resection in colorectal cancerProtocol
      60. Radiotherapy versus combined modality therapy for anal carcinomaProtocol
      61. Robotic surgery for rectal cancerProtocol
      62. Role of homeopathic medicines in prevention and treatment of paralytic ileusProtocol
      63. Screening sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy for reducing colorectal cancer mortality in asymptomatic personsProtocol
      64. Sequential versus combination chemotherapy for advanced colorectal cancerProtocol
      65. Single-incision versus standard multi-incision laparoscopic colectomy in patients with malignant or benign colonic diseaseProtocol
      66. Statins for preventing colorectal adenoma and carcinomaProtocol
      67. Sugarbaker procedure for pseudomyxoma peritoneiProtocol
      68. Surgery for complicated diverticular disease: primary or secondary anastomosis after colonic resectionProtocol
      69. Surgery for ulcerative colitis: Outcomes in low volume hospitals versus high volume hospitalsProtocol
      70. Surgical and non-surgical management for intussusception in childrenProtocol
      71. Testicular perfusion and testicular volume after inguinal hernia repairProtocol
      72. Topical treatment for hemorrhoidsProtocol
      73. Trans anal haemorrhoidal de-arterialisation versus stapled haemorrhoidopexy for the management of haemorrhoidal diseaseProtocol
      74. Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) compared to radical surgery for rectal cancerProtocol
      75. Ultrasonography for diagnosis of acute appendicitisProtocolDiagnostic
      76. Ursodeoxycholic acid for the prevention of colorectal adenomas and carcinomasProtocol
      77. Vitamins and minerals for the prevention of colorectal adenomas and carcinomasProtocol
      78. Warm water infusion versus air insufflation for aiding colonoscopy insertionProtocol
      79. Watchful waiting versus surgical operation for asymptomatic herniaProtocol
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  12. Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group
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  14. Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol Group
  15. Cochrane Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Group
  16. Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group
  17. Cochrane Epilepsy Group
  18. Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group
  19. Cochrane Fertility Regulation Group
  20. Cochrane Gynaecological Cancer Group
  21. Cochrane Haematological Malignancies Group
  22. Cochrane Heart Group
  23. Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group
  24. Cochrane HIV/AIDS Group
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  26. Cochrane Incontinence Group
  27. Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group
  28. Cochrane Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Functional Bowel Disorders Group
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  30. Cochrane Lung Cancer Group
  31. Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group
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  37. Cochrane Neonatal Group
  38. Cochrane Neuromuscular Disease Group
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  40. Cochrane Oral Health Group
  41. Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group
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  44. Cochrane Prostatic Diseases and Urologic Cancers Group
  45. Cochrane Public Health Group
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  48. Cochrane Sexually Transmitted Infections Group
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  51. Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group
  52. Cochrane Upper Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Diseases Group
  53. Cochrane Wounds Group

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