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Canadian Cochrane Centre Director, and Co-Chair of The Cochrane Collaboration's Steering Group, Dr Jeremy Grimshaw, has been awarded the “Najoua Mlika-Cabanne Award for Dr Jeremy GrimshawInnovation” by the Guidelines International Network

The impact factor for the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is 5.939 according to the 2013 Journal Citation Report (JCR) released by Thomson ISI. This is an increase on the 2012 impact factor of 5.785.

Some highlights of the 2013 impact factor include:
• The CDSR is ranked 10 of the 150 journals in the Medicine, General & Internal category
• The total number of times the CDSR was cited increased from 34,230 in 2012 to 39,856, meaning the CDSR receives the 6th highest number of citations in its category

Corticosteroid drugs that are given by inhalers to children with asthma may suppress their growth, evidence suggests. Two new systematic reviews published in The Cochrane Library focus on the effects of inhaled corticosteroid drugs (ICS) on growth rates. The authors found children’s growth slowed in the first year of treatment, although the effects were minimised by using lower doses.

What’s the evidence?
Supportive care for Canadian seniors

Date: Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Time: 12-1PM EST

Moderator: @CndCochraneCtr

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