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  • The opportunity to present workshops, special sessions, oral presentations and posters opens on 5 January 2018. This is your chance to be part of the 25th annual Cochrane Colloquium. The theme of the event is ‘Cochrane for all – better evidence for better health decisions’ and we look forward to receiving submissions on the sub-themes of ‘...
    January 12 2018
  • What's new!Please find details below on the latest submission to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 12, 2017 (Reviews and protocols published 1 to 31 December) from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group.Updated ReviewWalshe DP, Garner P, Adeel AA, Pyke GH, Burkot TR. Larvivorous fish for preventing malaria transmission. Cochrane...
    January 10 2018
  • As another year draws to a close, the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG) editorial base in Liverpool is grateful to its readers, authors, referees, and Editors for their contributions to the CIDG’s work during 2017. Please note that the CIDG editorial base will be closed from 5pm on Tuesday 19th December and will re-open on...
    December 12 2017
  • What's new!Please find details below on the latest submission to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 11, 2017 (Reviews and protocols published 1 to 30 November) from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group.ReviewMhimbra FA, Cuevas LE, Dacombe R, Mkopi A, Sinclair D Interventions to increase tuberculosis case detection at primary...
    December 8 2017
  • In a new Cochrane Review, researchers from Tanzania working with colleagues in LSTM have evaluated the effectiveness of strategies to improve people’s access to treatment for tuberculosis (TB).Every year, health services miss finding nearly four million people infected with tuberculosis. Evaluating the available evidence on diagnosis-supporting...
    December 8 2017
  • In this instalment of the CIDG 'Meet the Editor' series, we talk with Professor George Rutherford. He has spent the last 18 years as Coordinating Editor of the Cochrane HIV/AIDS Group prior to its merger with the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). He serves as a consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO) for systematic reviews...
    November 2 2017
  • What’s new!Please find details below on the latest submission to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 10, 2017 (Reviews and protocols published 1 to 31 October) from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group.Review updateTickell-Painter M, Maayan N, Saunders R, Pace C, Sinclair D.  Mefloquine for preventing malaria during...
    October 31 2017
  • Cochrane Review looks at the effectiveness and side effects of mefloquineResearchers from LSTM Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group publish two systematic reviews this week about the safety of mefloquine (Lariam) for preventing malaria in travellers. “Mefloquine is at least as effective as other options” says Dr Tickell-Painter, the lead author...
    October 31 2017
  • Point-of-care rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) which use a small amount of blood are available for infectious diseases, such as malaria and HIV, and make an important contribution to patient management. Cochrane Reviews of the accuracy of such tests have influenced WHO policy and, in May 2017, they were added to with a new Cochrane Diagnostic Test...
    October 23 2017
  • What’s new!Please find details below on the latest submission to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 9, 2017 (Reviews and protocols published 1 to 30 September) from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group.Two review updatesWiysonge CS, Ndze VN, Kongnyuy EJ, Shey MS. Vitamin A supplements for reducing mother-to-child HIV transmission...
    October 19 2017

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