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  • During December  2021, we have published one new  review in Issue 12, 2021 of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.New reviewLutje V, Probyn K, Seixas J, Bergman H, Villanueva G. Chemotherapy for second‐stage human African trypanosomiasis: drugs in use. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2021, Issue 12. Art. No.:...
    January 10 2022
  • During November 2021, we have published one updated review in Issue 11, 2021 of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.Updated reviewBergman H, Henschke N, Hungerford D, Pitan F, Ndwandwe D, Cunliffe N, Soares-Weiser K. Vaccines for preventing rotavirus diarrhoea: vaccines in use. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2021, Issue 11....
    December 1 2021
  • The Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG) editorial base in Liverpool thanks its readers, authors, referees, and editors for their support and contributions to the CIDG’s work throughout 2021. In this end of year newsletter, we reflect on the challenges and achievements of 2021 and plans for 2022.CIDG Co-ordinating Editor's message ...
    November 25 2021
  • The latest update of the Cochrane review “Vaccines for preventing rotavirus diarrhoea: vaccines in use” has found that rotavirus vaccines pre-qualified by the World Health Organization (WHO) (Rotarix, RotaTeq, Rotasiil, and Rotavac), prevent episodes of rotavirus diarrhoea in children and no increased risk of serious adverse events was found....
    November 18 2021
  • What is it like as a young woman facing a health worker who tells you that you are infected with HIV and need to take drugs for the rest of your life? What do patients believe is happening when health workers come to their house and demand a specimen of sputum? Qualitative research helps with these questions, and systematic reviews delineate...
    October 21 2021
  • During September 2021, we have published two new protocols and one updated review in Issue 9, 2021 of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.Updated reviewShah MP, Hwang J, Choi L, Lindblade KA, Kachur SP, Desai M. Mass drug administration for malaria. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2021, Issue 9....
    September 29 2021
  • Treating everyone for malaria: does it eliminate the disease?Some policy experts recommend giving antimalarial drugs to everyone living in a malarious area at the same time to accelerate elimination of the disease, but this is controversial. Now an independent review team from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group evaluated the current...
    September 29 2021
  • During July/August 2021, we have published three new Cochrane reviews in Issues 7 and 8, 2021 of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.New reviews – JulyPopp  M, Stegemann  M, Metzendorf  M-I, Gould  S, Kranke  P, Meybohm  P, Skoetz  N, Weibel  S. Ivermectin for preventing and treating COVID‐...
    August 25 2021
  • What was the aim of this review?Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death in people living with HIV. The disease is particularly difficult to diagnose in people living with HIV, in part because it is often challenging to produce sputum for diagnosis. The lateral flow urine lipoarabinomannan test (LF‐LAM) is a World Health Organization (WHO)‐...
    August 23 2021
  • Point‐of‐care tests for detecting HIV viral molecules in infants and children aged 18 months or lessWhy is improving the diagnosis of HIV infection important?It is estimated that 1.5 million infants are still exposed to HIV every year. If left untreated, about 50% to 60% of HIV‐infected infants will die by the age of two years. Children infected...
    August 17 2021

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