Celebrating 20 years of evidence from the Cochrane Collaboration: what has been the impact of systematic reviews on nephrology? Palmer SC, Craig JC, Jones A, Higgins G, Willis N, Strippoli GF. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.  2015 Jun;30(6):871-7. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfu232. Epub 2014 Jul 12.

It has been 20 years since the Cochrane Collaboration started the global effort to synthesize evidence to improve healthcare. Since 1997, the Cochrane Renal Group has produced over 100 systematic reviews that have collectively had an important impact on nephrology care, guidelines and policy.

In this article, we reflect on the ongoing need for randomized trials and systematic reviews in contemporary nephrology and the achievements of the Cochrane Collaboration so far. We also describe some of the challenges in clinical research still faced by the nephrology community today.

Nephrology: Clinical Research for Nephrologists

A series that aims to provide readers with tools so that they can find, evaluate and apply clinical research to their own practice in a time-friendly and effective manner, and, might even be inspired to conduct their own research.This series is designed to be comprehensive, clinically relevant, and to be read and used.

We have designed this series to be comprehensive, clinically relevant, and to be read and used. As well as covering the usual methods of systematic reviews, trials and diagnostic test evaluation, we have also covered newer approaches to literature searching, and important issues of economic evaluation and research transfer into practice and policy, which are usually neglected.

Each paper begins with a clinical scenario that frames the research question, and provides a framework for each paper. Most papers are short, and written with the recognition that busy clinical readers have too many other commitments and too little time to read all papers in their “would be good to read at some time" stack.

The series covers: