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  • Tuberculosis (TB) causes more deaths in people living with HIV than any other disease, with more than 300,000 deaths in 2017. When detected, early TB can be treated effectively; however, people with advanced HIV are at high risk of death, often without knowing they have TB. Diagnosis of TB in HIV-positive people is often complicated because they...
    October 24 2019
  • Most Cochrane Reviews look at the effects of interventions on health, but a growing number provide evidence on how to diagnose a disease. In June 2019, one of these, on a test used to detect tuberculosis, was updated. The lead author, David Horne from the University of Washington in Seattle in the USA, sets the scene and tells us what the review...
    October 11 2019
  • This article below was first published on the Cochrane.org website. Why is improving tuberculosis diagnosis in people with HIV important?Diagnosing active tuberculosis in people living with HIV is challenging. People with advanced immunosuppression have high rates of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (tuberculosis outside the lungs).What is the aim...
    October 1 2019
  • Details below on the latest submission to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 9, 2019 from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (reviews and protocols published 1 – 30 September 2019).Two new reviews Majorin  F, Torondel  B, Ka Seen Chan  G, Clasen  T. Interventions to improve disposal of child faeces...
    October 1 2019
  • This article below was first published on the Cochrane.org website and is also featured on the Cochrane Library homepage as a highlighted review.  In 2015 Cochrane published a review on this topic, which has now been updated to include six new trials, additional data from included trials, and addresses comments and criticisms. Global...
    October 1 2019
  • Among the dozens of Cochrane Reviews of various treatments for people with HIV or AIDS, are some that look more at how the treatments should be used, rather than the treatments themselves. One of these examines the timing of the start of treatment, and it was published in June 2019. Lead author, Alberto Mateo from the Liverpool School of Tropical...
    September 12 2019
  • Details below on the latest submission to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 8, 2019 from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (reviews and protocols published 1 – 31 August 2019). Two new reviewsChoi  L, Majambere  S, Wilson  AL. Larviciding to prevent malaria transmission. Cochrane Database of Systematic...
    September 11 2019
  • Should global government and philanthropic aid be invested in large public health deworming programmes in low- and middle-income countries? Doctors know intestinal helminths can be unpleasant, but should we be on a mission to “deworm the world”? Will this really help people living in these poor areas, in terms of weight gain, increases in blood...
    September 11 2019
  • Plain language summaryWhat was the aim of this review?Larviciding is the regular application of microbial or chemical insecticides to water bodies or water containers. The aim of larviciding is to reduce the adult population of mosquitoes by killing the aquatic immature forms, so that fewer will develop into adults. This should reduce the number...
    August 14 2019
  • LSTM’s department of Clinical Sciences has an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant to join the team working as part of the “Research, Evidence and Development Initiative” (READ-It). Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of...
    July 29 2019

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