Welcome to the Cochrane Upper Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Diseases (UGPD) Group.  Here you will be able to discover what we do, details of how to author a systematic review with our group and how to access Cochrane publications. This site aims to promote discussion and interaction between the editorial team and anyone who has an interest in working with us. We look forward to hearing from you!


28 May 2019. New Croatian version of this podcast has just been published for the review Enhanced recovery protocols for major upper gastrointestinal, liver and pancreatic surgery

9 Apr 2018 - New podcast for the review Accuracy of different non-invasive methods for identifying Helicobacter pylori

14 Jul 2017 - The 3 day workshop on systematic reviewing planned for 31 Aug to 2 September has had to be postponed to 30 November to 2 December. bit.ly/2stLB5j 

12 Jun 2017 -  Registration is open for a 3 day workshop on systematic reviewing in Hamilton, Canada 31 August to 2 September 2017. http://bit.ly/2stLB5j

3 Feb 2017 - Cochrane has announced a pilot fast-track publication service, where experienced author teams are able to submit a completed review for consideration, much like traditional journals.  Further details are available in a PDF of the fast-track pilot.

8 Dec 2016 - The MECIR guidance on the conduct and reporting of Cochrane reviews was updated in October.  A document detailing the revisions is available.

5 Dec 2016 - New editorial resources for authors on how to GRADE and created Summary of Findings tables are available: https://ugpd.cochrane.org/resources-authors

25 Mar 2016 - Review authors, there are new tools (Covidence and EPPI-Reviewer) available to help you screen citations and collect data.  Further information can be found at: https://community.cochrane.org/tools/review-production-tools/covidence/resources