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  • Charles Shey Wiysonge was appointed Director of Cochrane South Africa from December 2016. In this eight instalment of the 'Meet the Editor' series we found out more about his background, career path, and vision for Cochrane South Africa. This article was first published in the Cochrane South Africa newsletter, Volume 18,...
    February 1 2017
  • Who assists the CIDG and review author teams with their literature searches? In this report, we meet Vittoria Lutje, who works with the CIDG editorial base as an Information Specialist.Could you describe where you currently work and what you do there? I work from home in Glasgow. From 2002 to 2006 I worked at the CIDG...
    January 10 2017
  • 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 2016. In this post we reflect on the CIDG’s achievements, changes, and plans as we enter a new year.Pictured are the CIDG editorial...
    December 16 2016
  • Cochrane researchers updated a review about treating diarrhoea in children. This review was first published in 2009. This new edition of the review includes a new study, and uses more recent Cochrane methods, but the findings have changed little since 2009.In some homes, mothers use water mixed with cooked rice, wheat, or maize to give to their...
    December 13 2016
  • The results of a Campbell review of deworming programmes, published in this month’s edition of Lancet Global Health, reaffirms the findings of an earlier Cochrane review concerning soil-transmitted intestinal worms that was conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (...
    December 12 2016
  • Excellent research in tropical diseases is the hallmark of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), with a wide portfolio of research in diseases common in the tropics and sub-tropics. LSTM have contributed to developing the methods and application of evidence synthesis to tropical medicine and public health: we contributed to...
    December 12 2016
  • LSTM’s Seminar Series continues with a presentation from Dr Mariska Leeflang on 24 November entitled ‘Systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy in infectious diseases’.Dr. Leeflang works at the Amsterdam Medical University in the Department of Epidemiology, statistics and informatics alongside 40 other methodologists, Dr Leeflang is a...
    December 6 2016
  • What’s new!Please find details below on the latest submission by the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG) to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 11, 2016 (Cochrane protocols/reviews published between 1 to 30 November 2016)2016, Issue 11New ReviewsThree new reviews are available in Issue 11 of the Cochrane Database of...
    December 2 2016
  • In this seventh instalment of the 'Meet the Editor' series, we interview Hellen Gelband.Could you describe where you currently work and what you do there?I’m with the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) (not the same as CDC). It’s a very small non-profit public health and policy research organization. My role as...
    November 28 2016
  • Do school-based interventions prevent HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy? This is the question asked by researchers from the University of York, South African Medical Research Council, and Stellenbosch University in a Cochrane review published this week.Sexually active adolescents in some countries, particularly girls, are at high...
    November 15 2016

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