The Cochrane ENT Disorders Group forms part of The Cochrane Collaboration, an international non-profit and independent research publishing organisation, which is dedicated to the production and dissemination of systematic reviews of healthcare treatments and to the world-wide search for evidence in the form of clinical trials of treatments.
Our Group produces systematic reviews of evidence for the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of ear, nose and throat (ENT) disorders and head and neck cancers, and maintains a comprehensive database of controlled clinical trials within this scope. We are interested in all therapies, including those that might be considered alternative or complementary.
The Cochrane ENT Disorders Group has a wide membership including clinicians, researchers and healthcare consumers from all over the world.
The Cochrane ENT Disorders Collaborative Review Group (CRG) is located at The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford in the United Kingdom. It was established in September 1998 to produce systematic reviews of evidence for the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of ear, nose and throat disorders and head and neck cancers, and to develop a specialised database of clinical trials within this scope. The Group is funded by the The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
The Group has grown dramatically since its inception and now has a large, international membership, mainly of ENT specialists, but also including clinicians from related specialties (e.g. oncology, anaesthetics), nursing staff, patients, researchers and General Practitioners. Many of our members are actively working for the Group as authors and co-authors of our systematic reviews, editors, external peer referees, consumer (patient) referees, translators and journal handsearchers.
Thanks to the dedication and enthusiasm of our contributors the Group has published a number of systematic reviews and protocols (detailed plans for forthcoming reviews) in The Cochrane Library and we also have a considerable portfolio of work in progress. (See 'Our reviews' for details of all our published and ongoing work). Our Trials Register of clinical trials in ENT (forming part of the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) in The Cochrane Library) has also grown substantially and we hope that this will also become a valuable resource for healthcare practitioners as it continues to develop.
Please visit our website for more information about us and the work we do, and for ways of getting in touch and getting involved:
Our recent reviews
These are our 10 most recently published reviews:
Lito Acuin is a Consultant Otolaryngologist and Epidemiologist from the Philippines
Remco de Bree is an otolaryngologist / head and neck surgeon and professor in clinical oncological research at VU University Medical Center in Amsterdan, The Netherlands
Richard Harvey is a Consultant Rhinologist based in New South Wales, Australia
Adrian James is a Consultant Otolaryngologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.
Stephen O'Leary is a Consultant Otolaryngologist at The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.
Richard Rosenfeld is Chairman of Otolaryngology at Long Island College Hospital and Professor of Otolaryngology at SUNY Downstate, New York, USA.
Maroeska Rovers is an epidemiologist from the Radboudumc in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Cecelia Schmalbach is Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA.
Ian Williamson is a General Practitioner in Southampton, UK.
With grateful thanks to our funders
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Bilateral versus unilateral hearing aids for bilateral hearing impairment in adults
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