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  • A new Cochrane Library editorial has been published following the publication of a Cochrane review by Yotsu and colleagues which summarises the evidence of drug treatments for treating Buruli ulcer.The Cochrane Review describes the past decades of Buruli ulcer clinical chemotherapy research. It provides an important clinical research agenda, and...
    February 18 2019
  • Details below on the latest submission to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 1 2019 from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (reviews and protocols published 1 – 31 January).3 Updated reviews Gonzales  MLM, Dans  LF, Sio‐Aguilar  J. Antiamoebic drugs for treating amoebic colitis. Cochrane Database of Systematic...
    February 7 2019
  • Researchers from LSTM have looked at the efficacy of using a novel artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT), pyronaridine-artesunate, to treat malaria in areas where resistance to other ACTs is becoming a problem. The analysis finds it at least as effective as the currently used ACTs, if not better.The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends...
    January 9 2019
  • Details below on the latest submission to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 12, 2018 from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (reviews and protocols published 1 – 31 December).1 New protocolAnton‐Vazquez  V, Hine  P, Krishna  S, Richardson  M, Planche  T. Rapid versus standard antibiotic...
    January 4 2019
  • World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.Cryptococcal meningitis...
    December 13 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 2018. Here we reflect on the CIDG’s achievements, changes, and plans as we enter 2019.FundingWe are delighted to confirm that,...
    December 12 2018
  • Involving patients and the public for better evidence synthesis Public and patient involvement (PPI) is often a requirement of research funders; however, this should not be the only reason for involving public and patient groups in research.  Involving people with personal experience of the disease, intervention or treatment of interest...
    December 12 2018
  • Dr Praveen Weeratunga is a Lecturer in the Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.  From 19-29 November 2018, the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG) editorial base welcomed Dr Weeratunga as a visiting fellow. In this report he provides an insight into his involvement with the...
    December 12 2018
  • Researchers from LSTM have confirmed that using pyrethroid-PBO treated nets to prevent malaria is more effective at killing mosquitoes in areas where there is a high level of resistance to pyrethroids. The distribution of nets treated with pyrethroid insecticides has been very effective in reducing malaria transmission during the past two...
    November 29 2018
  • Details below on the latest submission to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 11, 2018 from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (reviews and protocols published 1 – 30 November).2 NEW PROTOCOLSOchodo  EA, Kakourou  A, Mallett  S, Deeks  JJ. Point‐of‐care viral load tests to detect high HIV...
    November 28 2018

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