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The Cochrane Neurological Network
  1. Livia Candelise
  1. Cochrane Neurological Network, Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche, Via F. Sforza, 35, 20122 Milano, Italy. Email: cochrane.neuronet{at}unimi.it

    Abstract

    Who are we?

    We are neurologists willing to build our personal clinical decisions on the results of clinical scientific research. Although we are looking for certainties on which to base these decisions, we believe that the ‘grey areas’ of uncertainty in neurological treatment can be gradually reduced by a continuous scientific process that moves from clinical experience through experimental research synthesis and back again to clinical work.

    As a medical discipline, there is no doubt that neurology is expanding in many neuroscience and clinical practice areas. Now, more than ever, it is important that our therapeutic decisions are based on clinical evidence, allowing us to respond with effective interventions. Randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews of those trials, and meta-analysis should be used more frequently to improve the evidence-based approaches to evaluating the effectiveness of healthcare interventions. There are many treatment options available to us, and we must ensure that we

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