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  • Is the combination nirmatrelvir plus ritonavir effective for treating or preventing COVID‐19?Key messagesNirmatrelvir/ritonavir (Paxlovid®) is evaluated for the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19).Nirmatrelvir/ritonavir may lead to fewer deaths and improve patient condition, as assessed by need for hospitalization or death within 28...
    September 20 2022
  • This year the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) Journal Impact Factor is 12.008; this is an increase on the 2020 Journal Impact Factor which was 9.289. In addition, our (unofficial) CIDG impact factor is 34.275 (40 publications cited 1371 times). This is great news for the CIDG and justifies our strategy...
    September 14 2022
  • This leadership role is for a highly experienced scientist in evidence synthesis who will lead the further development of evidence synthesis, as part of the Global Health Trials and Synthesis Unit, and across the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and its partners. The Department of Clinical Sciences is a global leader in evidence...
    September 13 2022
  • With experience as a doctor in the UK NHS and in Papua New Guinea, former Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG) Coordinating Editor Professor Paul Garner was part of the team that set up Cochrane. Cochrane successfully mainstreamed systematic reviews globally as a method and has been highly influential in institutionalising their use in formal...
    September 13 2022
  • Key messages• In regions where malaria is a serious problem (malaria‐endemic areas), many people cannot access the treatment they need.• Rapid diagnostic tests for diagnosing malaria (mRDTs) are simple to use: they involve dropping a finger prick of blood onto a small cassette. • In the context of community‐based programmes in malaria‐endemic...
    September 13 2022
  • Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra assay for tuberculosis disease and rifampicin resistance in childrenWhy is improving the diagnosis of tuberculosis important?Every year, an estimated one million children and young adolescents become ill with tuberculosis, and around 226,000 die from the disease. Tuberculosis is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium...
    September 7 2022
  • During August 2022, the CIDG published one new protocol in Issue 8, 2022 of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.New ProtocolOchodo EA, Owino E, Nyagol B, Fox T, McCaul M, Kredo T, Cohen K, Rupali P. Molnupiravir for treating COVID‐19.  Throughout 2022, we will continue to add publications to our CIDG and ...
    August 31 2022
  • How accurate are rapid antigen tests for diagnosing COVID‐19?Key messages• Rapid antigen tests are most accurate when they are used in people who have signs or symptoms of COVID‐19, especially during the first week of illness. People who test negative may still be infected.• Rapid antigen tests are considerably less accurate when they are used in...
    July 28 2022
  • Health staff sometimes use questionnaires, counting pills, pharmacy notes, or gadgets to estimate if people with HIV are taking their antiretroviral drugs. None of these approaches were reliable when compared to viral load testing, according to the authors of a new Cochrane review.People with HIV need to take antiretroviral drugs every dayto keep...
    July 25 2022
  • During June 2022, the CIDG published one new review, and two updated reviews in Issue 6, 2022 of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.New Review Garn JV, Wilkers JL, Meehan AA, Pfadenhauer LM, Burns J, Imtiaz R, Freeman MC. Interventions to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene for preventing soil-transmitted helminth infection....
    June 30 2022

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