The Cochrane Colorectal group aim is to prepare and update Cochrane Systematic Reviews within the following topics: Colorectal diseases, Appendiceal diseases, small bowel diseases, surgical aspects of inflammatory bowel diseases, peritoneal diseases, and abdominal hernia diseases.
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 Gut aims to use evidence from randomised controlled trials to answer practical questions on the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of diseases the gastrointestinal system. This includes disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum, pancreas and bowel. The group has a large portfolio of reviews related to inflammatory bowel disease, both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. The group also considers reviews pertaining to functional bowel diseases of the gut, as well as reviews that cover both adults and children.
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).