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  • This article was first published on the Cochrane Library websiteTuberculosis causes more deaths globally than any other infectious disease and is a top 10 cause of death worldwide. When it is detected early and effectively treated, tuberculosis is largely curable. In 2018, around 10 million people developed tuberculosis disease (similar...
    March 26 2020
  • In this instalment of the CIDG 'Meet the Editor' series, we talk with our newest recruit,  Dr Eleanor Ochodo, who became a CIDG Editor In January 2020.  Dr Ochodo is a Senior Research Scientist and Lecturer at the Centre for Evidence-based Health Care, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Her research revolves around evidence-...
    March 11 2020
  • Complex Reviews Support Unit: supporting the successful delivery of complex reviews. A workshop, November 2019Complexity should not be feared, it can be enriching! This was the take home message from the joint National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Complex Review Support Unit (CRSU) & Cochrane day workshop, attended by ...
    February 6 2020
  • Each year in June, Clarivate Analytics publish the Journal Impact Factors of all journals indexed in the Journal Citation Report. The 2018 Journal Impact Factor for CDSR is 7.755, which describes the ratio of the number of citations in 2018 of reviews published in 2016 and 2017 (12,106) to the number of reviews published in 2016 and 2017 (1,561)....
    January 30 2020
  • In this instalment of the CIDG 'Meet the Editor' series, we talk with Dr Nathan Ford, a scientific officer with the Dept of HIV/AIDS and Global Hepatitis Programme of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, and Chair of WHO’s Guidelines Review Committee. Prior to joining WHO in 2012 he worked with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for 14 years...
    January 29 2020
  • LSTM’S Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health leads developments in evidence synthesis for tropical medicine and global health. In the 1990s, we helped establish Cochrane. We now run the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG), with over 150 Cochrane reviews and 600 authors throughout the world; we work closely with the World Health...
    January 8 2020
  • Details below on the latest submission to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 12, 2019 from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (reviews and protocols published 1 – 31 December (2019).Three new reviews·       Grace AG, Mittal A, Jain S, Tripathy JP, Satyanarayana S, Tharyan P, Kirubakaran R....
    January 8 2020
  • As 2020 approaches, the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG) editorial base in Liverpool thanks its readers, authors, referees, and editors for their contributions to the CIDG’s work throughout 2019. In this end of year newsletter, we reflect on the CIDG’s achievements, changes, and plans as we enter 2020. Here we all are at our...
    December 16 2019
  • Cochrane’s annual flagship event brings together the world’s most influential health researchers, scientists, academics, opinion leaders, clinicians, and patients to promote evidence-informed decision-making.Whilst the recent, unprecedented situation of civil unrest across Santiago led to the cancellation of our face-to face Colloquium this...
    November 19 2019
  • Details below on the latest submission to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 10, 2019 from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (reviews and protocols published 1 – 31 October 2019).One new protocol Jullien S, Dissanayake HA, Chaplin M. Rapid diagnostic tests for plague. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews...
    November 13 2019

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