Long-term Conditions and Ageing Network 1
Cochrane Hepato-Biliary group is made up of people committed to preparing, maintaining, and disseminating systematic reviews about the benefits and harms of interventions used in patients with hepato-biliary diseases.
Cochrane Inflammatory Bowel Disease mission is to perform systematic reviews of health care interventions directed at ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease with a secondary interest in other intestinal disorders including Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea, antibiotic-associated diarrhea, microscopic colitis, collagenous colitis, lymphocytic colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation and diarrhea.
Cochrane Kidney and Transplant is concerned with the evaluation of care relevant to patients with kidney disease and with complications of diabetes and hypertension. They also evaluate the means of managing problems associated with interventions for kidney diseases (chronic care, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and side effects of medication).
Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders is primarily concerned with the evaluation of randomised controlled trials and other controlled health care interventions relevant to the prevention, treatment or management, and rehabilitation of metabolic, nutritional and endocrine disorders (such as diabetes mellitus, obesity and thyroid diseases).
Cochrane Upper GI and Pancreatic Diseases aims to use evidence from randomised controlled trials to answer practical questions on the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of benign and malignant upper gastrointestinal and pancreatic diseases. This includes disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum and pancreas.
Long-term Conditions and Ageing Network 2
Cochrane Back and Neck covers the areas of diagnosis, primary and secondary prevention and treatment of neck and back pain and other spinal disorders, excluding inflammatory diseases and fractures.
Cochrane Ear, Nose and Throat 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.
Cochrane Eyes and Vision is an international network of individuals working to prepare, maintain and promote access to systematic reviews of interventions to treat or prevent eye diseases or visual impairment. They also do systematic reviews of the accuracy of diagnostic tests for common ocular diseases or conditions.
Cochrane Musculoskeletal exists to facilitate development of subgroups tackling each of the separate areas of musculoskeletal disease. The following list of topic categories includes areas of all musculoskeletal conditions included under the CMSG scope: gout, lupus erythematosus, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, pediatric rheumatology, rheumatoid arthritis, soft tissue conditions [fibromyalgia, upper limb conditions, lower limb conditions], spondylo-arthropathy, systemic sclerosis and vasculitis.
Cochrane Oral Health is broadly conceived to include the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of oral, dental and craniofacial diseases and disorders.
Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care produce and disseminate systematic reviews of healthcare interventions in chronic and acute pain, palliative and supportive care, and headache and migraine.
Cochrane Skin scope includes any skin problem that leads an individual to consult a healthcare professional and thus also includes areas that may be perceived as cosmetic, such as skin ageing. The Group also considers evidence about treatments that are sold over-the-counter or are otherwise widely available and which might be used for the treatment of skin problems. The effectiveness of different models of health care delivery and management for skin disease is also considered part of the scope of the Group.
Cochrane Wounds are responsible for producing and regularly updating reviews of interventions for the prevention and treatment of all wounds and their complications. This will include interventions for the primary prevention of pressure ulcers, leg and foot ulcers; interventions to prevent complications of wounds, e.g. surgical wound infection, scarring; and interventions to aid the healing of wounds (including burns) e.g. dressings, bandages, support surfaces. They also undertake reviews in the broad area of 'infection control' where the question does not fall in the scope of another group.