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
  9. Cochrane Consumers and Communication Group
  10. Cochrane Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders Group
  11. Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group
  12. Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Group
  13. Cochrane Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems Group
  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
  25. Cochrane Hypertension Group
  26. Cochrane Incontinence Group
  27. Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group
  28. Cochrane Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Functional Bowel Disorders Group
  29. Cochrane Injuries Group
  30. Cochrane Lung Cancer Group
  31. Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group
  32. Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Group
  33. Cochrane Methodology Review Group
  34. Cochrane Movement Disorders Group
  35. Cochrane Multiple Sclerosis and Rare Diseases of the Central Nervous System Group
  36. Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group
    1. About this group
    2. Reviews
      1. Abatacept for rheumatoid arthritisReview
      2. Acetaminophen for osteoarthritisReview
      3. Acupuncture and electroacupuncture for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritisReview
      4. Acupuncture for lateral elbow painReview
      5. Acupuncture for peripheral joint osteoarthritisReview
      6. Acupuncture for shoulder painReview
      7. Acupuncture for treating fibromyalgiaReview
      8. Adalimumab for treating rheumatoid arthritisReview
      9. Adverse effects of biologics: a network meta-analysis and Cochrane overviewReviewOverview
      10. Alendronate for the primary and secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal womenReview
      11. Anakinra for rheumatoid arthritisReview
      12. Analgesia and non-aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for osteoarthritis of the hipReviewWithdrawn
      13. Anticonvulsants for fibromyalgiaReview
      14. Antidepressants for pain management in rheumatoid arthritisReview
      15. Antimalarials for treating rheumatoid arthritisReview
      16. Aquatic exercise for the treatment of knee and hip osteoarthritisReview
      17. Arthrographic distension for adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)Review
      18. Arthroscopic debridement for knee osteoarthritisReview
      19. Assistive technology for rheumatoid arthritisReview
      20. Auranofin versus placebo in rheumatoid arthritisReview
      21. Azathioprine for treating rheumatoid arthritisReview
      22. Balance training (proprioceptive training) for patients with rheumatoid arthritisReview
      23. Balneotherapy for osteoarthritisReview
      24. Balneotherapy for rheumatoid arthritisReview
      25. Biologics for rheumatoid arthritis: an overview of Cochrane reviewsReviewOverview
      26. Bisphosphonate therapy for children and adolescents with secondary osteoporosisReview
      27. Bisphosphonates for steroid induced osteoporosisReview
      28. Botulinum toxin for shoulder painReview
      29. Braces and orthoses for treating osteoarthritis of the kneeReview
      30. Calcitonin for preventing and treating corticosteroid-induced osteoporosisReview
      31. Calcium and vitamin D for corticosteroid-induced osteoporosisReview
      32. Calcium supplementation for improving bone mineral density in childrenReview
      33. Calcium supplementation on bone loss in postmenopausal womenReviewWithdrawn
      34. Celecoxib for rheumatoid arthritisReview
      35. Cemented, cementless or hybrid fixation options in total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis and other non-traumatic diseasesReview
      36. Certolizumab pegol (CDP870) for rheumatoid arthritis in adultsReview
      37. Chinese herbal medicines for treating osteoporosisReviewNew
      38. Cognitive behavioural therapies for fibromyalgiaReview
      39. Colchicine for acute goutReview
      40. Combination therapy for pain management in inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, other spondyloarthritis)Review
      41. Continuous passive motion following total knee arthroplasty in people with arthritisReview
      42. Corticosteroid injection for de Quervain's tenosynovitisReview
      43. Corticosteroid injection for trigger finger in adultsReview
      44. Corticosteroid injections for shoulder painReview
      45. Cryotherapy following total knee replacementReview
      46. Custom-made foot orthoses for the treatment of foot painReview
      47. Cyclofenil for Raynaud's phenomenon in progressive systemic sclerosisReview
      48. Cyclophosphamide for treating rheumatoid arthritisReview
      49. Cyclophosphamide versus methylprednisolone for treating neuropsychiatric involvement in systemic lupus erythematosusReview
      50. Cyclosporine for treating rheumatoid arthritisReview
      51. Deep transverse friction massage for treating tendinitisReview
      52. Dehydroepiandrosterone for systemic lupus erythematosusReview
      53. Diacerein for osteoarthritisReview
      54. Dietary interventions for rheumatoid arthritisReview
      55. Doxycycline for osteoarthritis of the knee or hipReview
      56. Dynamic exercise programs (aerobic capacity and/or muscle strength training) in patients with rheumatoid arthritisReview
      57. Dynamic exercise therapy for treating rheumatoid arthritisReviewWithdrawn
      58. Effects of glucocorticoids on radiological progression in rheumatoid arthritisReview
      59. Electrical stimulation for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritisReview
      60. Electromagnetic fields for treating osteoarthritisReview
      61. Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents for anemia in rheumatoid arthritisReview
      62. Etanercept for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritisReview
      63. Etidronate for the primary and secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal womenReview
      64. Exercise for acutely hospitalised older medical patientsReview
      65. Exercise for improving outcomes after osteoporotic vertebral fractureReview
      66. Exercise for osteoarthritis of the hipReview
      67. Exercise for osteoarthritis of the kneeReview
      68. Exercise for preventing and treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal womenReview
      69. Exercise for treating fibromyalgia syndromeReview
      70. Exercise therapy in juvenile idiopathic arthritisReview
      71. Febuxostat for treating chronic goutReview
      72. Fluoride for treating postmenopausal osteoporosisReview
      73. Folic acid and folinic acid for reducing side effects in patients receiving methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritisReview
      74. Glucosamine therapy for treating osteoarthritisReview
      75. Golimumab for rheumatoid arthritisReview
      76. Herbal therapy for treating osteoarthritisReview
      77. Herbal therapy for treating rheumatoid arthritisReview
      78. Home versus center based physical activity programs in older adultsReview
      79. Iloprost and cisaprost for Raynaud's phenomenon in progressive systemic sclerosisReview
      80. Image-guided versus blind glucocorticoid injection for shoulder painReview
      81. Infliximab for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritisReview
      82. Injectable gold for rheumatoid arthritisReview
      83. Intensity of exercise for the treatment of osteoarthritisReviewWithdrawn
      84. Interventions for shoulder painReviewWithdrawn
      85. Interventions for treating hallux valgus (abductovalgus) and bunionsReviewWithdrawn
      86. Interventions for treating osteoarthritis of the big toe jointReview
      87. Interventions for treating psoriatic arthritisReview
      88. Interventions to improve adherence to exercise for chronic musculoskeletal pain in adultsReview
      89. Intra-articular glucocorticoids for acute goutReview
      90. Intra-articular steroids and splints/rest for children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and adults with rheumatoid arthritisReview
      91. Intraarticular corticosteroid for treatment of osteoarthritis of the kneeReview
      92. Joint lavage for osteoarthritis of the kneeReview
      93. Ketanserin for Raynaud's phenomenon in progressive systemic sclerosisReview
      94. Leflunomide for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritisReview
      95. Lifestyle interventions for acute goutReview
      96. Lifestyle interventions for chronic goutReview
      97. Low level laser therapy (Classes I, II and III) for treating rheumatoid arthritisReview
      98. Low level laser therapy (Classes III) for treating osteoarthritisReviewWithdrawn
      99. Methotrexate for ankylosing spondylitisReview
      100. Methotrexate for treating juvenile idiopathic arthritisReview
      101. Methotrexate for treating rheumatoid arthritisReview
      102. Methotrexate monotherapy versus methotrexate combination therapy with non-biologic disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs for rheumatoid arthritisReview
      103. Mobile bearing vs fixed bearing prostheses for total knee arthroplasty for post-operative functional status in patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritisReview
      104. Moderate-term, low-dose corticosteroids for rheumatoid arthritisReview
      105. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) for fibromyalgia syndromeReview
      106. Multidisciplinary rehabilitation for fibromyalgia and musculoskeletal pain in working age adultsReview
      107. Multidisciplinary rehabilitation programmes following joint replacement at the hip and knee in chronic arthropathyReview
      108. Muscle relaxants for pain management in rheumatoid arthritisReview
      109. Neuromodulators for pain management in rheumatoid arthritisReview
      110. Non-aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for treating osteoarthritis of the kneeReviewWithdrawn
      111. Non-pharmacological interventions for fatigue in rheumatoid arthritisReview
      112. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for treating lateral elbow pain in adultsReview
      113. Non-surgical interventions for paediatric pes planusReview
      114. Occupational therapy for rheumatoid arthritisReview
      115. Operative and non-operative treatment options for dislocation of the hip following total hip arthroplastyReview
      116. Opioid therapy for treating rheumatoid arthritis painReview
      117. Oral or transdermal opioids for osteoarthritis of the knee or hipReview
      118. Oral steroids for adhesive capsulitisReview
      119. Orthotic devices for the treatment of tennis elbowReview
      120. Osteotomy for treating knee osteoarthritisReview
      121. Pain management for inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and other spondyloarthritis) and gastrointestinal or liver comorbidityReview
      122. Pain management for rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular or renal comorbidityReview
      123. Paracetamol versus nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for rheumatoid arthritisReview
      124. Patient education for adults with rheumatoid arthritisReview
      125. Pegloticase for chronic goutReview
      126. Penicillamine for treating rheumatoid arthritisReview
      127. Pharmacotherapy for Behcet's syndromeReview
      128. Physiotherapy interventions for ankylosing spondylitisReview
      129. Physiotherapy interventions for shoulder painReview
      130. Post-operative therapy for metacarpophalangeal arthroplastyReview
      131. Posterior versus lateral surgical approach for total hip arthroplasty in adults with osteoarthritisReview
      132. Prazosin for Raynaud's phenomenon in progressive systemic sclerosisReview
      133. Pre-operative education for hip or knee replacementReview
      134. Processed versus fresh frozen bone for impaction bone grafting in revision hip arthroplastyReview
      135. Resistance exercise training for fibromyalgiaReview
      136. Retention versus sacrifice of the posterior cruciate ligament in total knee arthroplasty for treating osteoarthritisReview
      137. Risedronate for the primary and secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal womenReview
      138. Rofecoxib for osteoarthritisReview
      139. Rofecoxib for rheumatoid arthritisReview
      140. S-Adenosylmethionine for osteoarthritis of the knee or hipReview
      141. Safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, including aspirin and paracetamol (acetaminophen) in people receiving methotrexate for inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, other spondyloarthritis)Review
      142. Self-management education programmes for osteoarthritisReview
      143. Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) for fibromyalgia syndromeReview
      144. Shock wave therapy for lateral elbow painReview
      145. Short-term low-dose corticosteroids vs placebo and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs in rheumatoid arthritisReview
      146. Splints and Orthosis for treating rheumatoid arthritisReview
      147. Stretch for the treatment and prevention of contracturesReview
      148. Strontium ranelate for preventing and treating postmenopausal osteoporosisReview
      149. Sulfasalazine for ankylosing spondylitisReview
      150. Sulfasalazine for treating rheumatoid arthritisReview
      151. Surface neuromuscular electrical stimulation for quadriceps strengthening pre and post total knee replacementReview
      152. Surgery for lateral elbow painReview
      153. Surgery for rotator cuff diseaseReview
      154. Surgery for shoulder osteoarthritisReview
      155. Surgery for thumb (trapeziometacarpal joint) osteoarthritisReview
      156. Surgical interventions for the rheumatoid shoulderReview
      157. Systemic corticosteroids for acute goutReview
      158. Tai chi for treating rheumatoid arthritisReview
      159. Therapeutic ultrasound for osteoarthritis of the knee or hipReview
      160. Therapeutic ultrasound for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritisReview
      161. Therapeutic ultrasound for treating patellofemoral pain syndromeReviewWithdrawn
      162. Thermotherapy for treating rheumatoid arthritisReview
      163. Thermotherapy for treatment of osteoarthritisReview
      164. Tocilizumab for rheumatoid arthritisReview
      165. Topical glyceryl trinitrate for rotator cuff diseaseReview
      166. Topical herbal therapies for treating osteoarthritisReview
      167. Tramadol for osteoarthritisReview
      168. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis in the handReview
      169. Transcutaneous electrostimulation for osteoarthritis of the kneeReview
      170. Viscosupplementation for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the kneeReview
      171. Vitamin D supplementation for improving bone mineral density in childrenReview
    3. Protocols
      1. Adrenocorticotropic hormone for acute goutProtocol
      2. Allopurinol for chronic goutProtocol
      3. Aminobisphosphonates versus other active treatment for Paget's disease of the bone in adultsProtocol
      4. Anti-cytokine therapies for primary systemic necrotizing vasculitisProtocol
      5. Anti-depressants and centrally active agents for fibromyalgia syndromeProtocol
      6. Antibiotics for reactive arthritisProtocol
      7. Aquatic therapy exercise for treating rheumatoid arthritisProtocol
      8. Assistive devices, hip precautions, environmental modifications and training to prevent dislocation and improve function after hip arthroplastyProtocol
      9. Autologous blood and platelet rich plasma injection therapy for lateral elbow painProtocol
      10. Belimumab for systemic lupus erythematosusProtocol
      11. Biologic interventions for fatigue in rheumatoid arthritisProtocol
      12. Bisphosphonates for osteoarthritisProtocol
      13. Bisphosphonates for preventing and treating osteoporosis in menProtocolNew
      14. Botulinum toxin injection for tennis elbowProtocol
      15. Calcium channel blockers for Raynaud's phenomenon in patients with sclerodermaProtocol
      16. Celecoxib for osteoarthritisProtocol
      17. Cemented versus cementless surgical approach for total hip arthroplasty revisionProtocol
      18. Cemented versus cementless total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthrosis and other non-traumatic diseasesProtocol
      19. Chloroquines for the treatment of osteoarthritisProtocol
      20. Chondroitin for osteoarthritisProtocol
      21. Comprehensive physiotherapy for rheumatoid arthritisProtocol
      22. Computer assisted knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis and other non-traumatic diseasesProtocol
      23. Conservative treatment for osteoarthritis of the ankleProtocol
      24. Corticosteroid injections for tennis elbowProtocol
      25. Denosumab for the treatment and prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosisProtocol
      26. Dietary supplements for chronic goutProtocol
      27. Disease modifying immunosuppressant drugs for juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosusProtocol
      28. Down titration and discontinuation strategies of tumor necrosis factor blocking agents for rheumatoid arthritis in patients with low disease activityProtocol
      29. Effects of different bearing surface materials on aseptic loosening of total hip arthroplasty in patients with osteoarthritis and other non-traumatic diseases of the hip.Protocol
      30. Exercise for positive mental health outcomes in adultsProtocol
      31. Exercise for preventing low bone mass in young males and femalesProtocol
      32. Exercise interventions and patient beliefs for people with chronic hip and knee pain: a mixed methods reviewProtocol
      33. Exercise therapy for the rheumatoid handProtocol
      34. Exercises for hand osteoarthritisProtocol
      35. Fish oil supplements for rheumatoid arthritisProtocol
      36. Herbal medicines for systemic lupus erythematosusProtocol
      37. High-intensity versus low-intensity physical activity or exercise in patients with hip or knee osteoarthritisProtocol
      38. Hip resurfacing versus traditional total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis and other non-traumatic diseases of the hipProtocol
      39. Home-based exercise therapy for rheumatoid arthritisProtocol
      40. Homeopathy for osteoarthritisProtocol
      41. Hormone replacement therapy for osteoarthritis in peri-menopausal and post-menopausal womenProtocol
      42. Human parathyroid hormone for the treatment of osteoporosis in post-menopausal womenProtocol
      43. Hypolipidemic and antihypertensive drugs for prevention of cardiovascular complications in patients with rheumatoid arthritisProtocol
      44. Interleukin-1 inhibitors for acute goutProtocol
      45. Interleukin-1 inhibitors for chronic goutProtocol
      46. Interventions for ganglion cysts in adultsProtocol
      47. Interventions for lateral hip pain (tendinopathy or bursitis)Protocol
      48. Interventions for periodontal disease in people with rheumatoid arthritisProtocol
      49. Interventions for pes planusProtocol
      50. Interventions for tophi in goutProtocol
      51. Interventions for treating slipped upper femoral epiphysis (SUFE)Protocol
      52. Intravenous immunoglobulin for juvenile idiopathic arthritisProtocol
      53. Intravenous zoledronate for postmenopausal osteoporosisProtocol
      54. Isokinetic exercise for improving knee flexor and extensor musclesProtocol
      55. Leeches (Hirudinea) for osteoarthritisProtocol
      56. Metal versus non-metal backing of the tibial component for total knee replacement for osteoarthritis and/or rheumatoid arthritis.Protocol
      57. Methotrexate monotherapy and methotrexate combination therapy with traditional and biologic disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs for rheumatoid arthritis: A network meta-analysisProtocolOverview
      58. Mind and body therapy for fibromyalgiaProtocol
      59. Minimally invasive surgical approaches for total hip arthroplasty in adults with osteoarthritisProtocol
      60. Mobility training for increasing mobility and functioning in older people with frailtyProtocol
      61. Non-biologic pharmaceutical interventions for fatigue in rheumatoid arthritisProtocol
      62. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for acute goutProtocol
      63. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for axial spondyloarthritis (ankylosing spondylitis and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis)Protocol
      64. NSAIDs, analgesics and opioids agents for fibromyalgia syndromeProtocol
      65. Ofatumumab for rheumatoid arthritisProtocol
      66. Patella resurfacing in total knee arthroplastyProtocol
      67. Percutaneous vertebroplasty for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractureProtocol
      68. Perioperative interventions for smoking cessation in hip and knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis and other non-traumatic diseasesProtocol
      69. Pharmacologic interventions for preventing and treating periprosthetic osteoporosis following total hip arthroplastyProtocol
      70. Physical activity for preventing and treating osteoporosis in menProtocol
      71. Physiotherapy and physiotherapeutical modalities for lateral epicondylitisProtocol
      72. Phytoestrogens in the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosisProtocol
      73. Ponseti method for idiopathic congenital clubfoot in childrenProtocol
      74. Post-acute physiotherapy for primary total hip arthroplastyProtocol
      75. Post-acute physiotherapy for primary total knee arthroplastyProtocol
      76. Probiotics for fibromyalgiaProtocol
      77. Rehabilitation after surgery for Dupuytren's ContractureProtocol
      78. Rituximab for rheumatoid arthritisProtocol
      79. Selective estrogen receptor modulators for preventing and treating postmenopausal osteoporosisProtocol
      80. Self-management programme for ankylosing spondylitisProtocol
      81. Shock wave therapy for rotator cuff disease with or without calcificationProtocol
      82. Statins for osteoporosis in postmenopausal womenProtocol
      83. Steroid sparing drug treatments for giant cell arteritisProtocol
      84. Steroid sparing drug treatments for polymyalgia rheumaticaProtocol
      85. Surgery for Dupuytren's contractures of the fingersProtocol
      86. Surgery for treating femoroacetabular impingementProtocol
      87. Surgery for trigger fingerProtocol
      88. Surgical approaches in total knee arthroplastyProtocol
      89. Surgical management of Perthes diseaseProtocol
      90. Surgical treatment for advanced stage of avascular necrosis of the femoral head in adultsProtocol
      91. Taping for knee osteoarthritisProtocol
      92. TNF-alpha inhibitors for ankylosing spondylitisProtocol
      93. TNF-alpha inhibitors for juvenile idiopathic arthritisProtocol
      94. TNF-alpha inhibitors for psoriatic arthritisProtocol
      95. Tofacitinib for rheumatoid arthritisProtocol
      96. Topical glyceryl trinitrate for lateral elbow painProtocol
      97. Total hip replacement surgery versus conservative care for hip osteoarthritis and other non-traumatic diseasesProtocol
      98. Total joint replacement surgery versus conservative care for knee osteoarthritis and other non-traumatic diseasesProtocol
      99. Traction for hip osteoarthritisProtocol
      100. Unicompartmental arthroplasty for knee osteoarthritisProtocol
      101. Uricosuric medications for chronic goutProtocol
      102. Vitamin D supplementation in infancy for improving bone densityProtocol
      103. Vitamin D with or without calcium for treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal womenProtocol
      104. Vitamin K for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in post-menopausal womenProtocol
      105. Whole body vibration for preventing and treating osteoporosisProtocol
  37. Cochrane Neonatal Group
  38. Cochrane Neuromuscular Disease Group
  39. Cochrane Occupational Safety and Health Group
  40. Cochrane Oral Health Group
  41. Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group
  42. Cochrane Peripheral Vascular Diseases Group
  43. Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group
  44. Cochrane Prostatic Diseases and Urologic Cancers Group
  45. Cochrane Public Health Group
  46. Cochrane Renal Group
  47. Cochrane Schizophrenia Group
  48. Cochrane Sexually Transmitted Infections Group
  49. Cochrane Skin Group
  50. Cochrane Stroke Group
  51. Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group
  52. Cochrane Upper Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Diseases Group
  53. Cochrane Wounds Group

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