What's new? CIDG publications August 2017

What’s new!

Please find details below on the latest submission to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 8, 2017 (Reviews and protocols published 1 to 31 August 2017) from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group.

Four new protocols

  1. Weeratunga P, Rodrigo C, Fernando SD, Rajapakse S. Control methods for Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD012759. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012759.
  2. Kohli M, Schiller I, Dendukuri N, Ryan H, Dheda K, Denkinger CM, Schumacher SG, Steingart KR. Xpert® MTB/RIF assay for extrapulmonary tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD012768. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012768.
  3. Gleave K, Lissenden N, Richardson M, Ranson H. Piperonyl butoxide (PBO) combined with pyrethroids in long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) to prevent malaria in Africa (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD012776. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012776.
  4. Van Hoving DJ, Meintjes G, Takwoingi Y, Griesel R, Maartens G, Ochodo EA. Abdominal ultrasound for diagnosing abdominal tuberculosis or disseminated tuberculosis with abdominal involvement in HIV-positive adults (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD012777. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012777.

One review update

  1. Zunza M, Gray DM, Young T, Cotton M, Zar HJ. Isoniazid for preventing tuberculosis in HIV-infected children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD006418. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006418.pub3.


The CIDG editorial base is located at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool, UK. The CIDG is led by Professor Paul Garner (Co-ordinating Editor). Over 600 authors from some 52 countries contribute to the preparation of the Cochrane Reviews. They are supported by an international team of Editors, each with topic or methodological expertise. 

The CIDG’s main areas of work are on determination of the effects of interventions on the prevention or treatment infectious diseases of relevance to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and neglected tropical diseases. The aims of the CIDG are to impact on policy and research in tropical diseases through the production of high quality and relevant systematic reviews, and to lead developments in review quality improvement and effective dissemination of findings.