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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 5 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
  • Voting is now open for the current Governing Board election.Visit elections.cochrane.org to view the candidates standing, read their Candidate Statements, and cast your votes.Voting closes on 10 December 2018 at 12:00 GMT. All members as defined by the Membership Terms & Conditions are entitled to vote in this election...
    November 28 2018
  • The Cochrane Review Network communities announce their strategic plans that will guide the work of our Cochrane Review Groups (CRGS) until 2020The Cochrane Review Group (CRG) Networks within Cochrane, each have a Network team comprising of a Senior Editor, Associate Editor and a Network Support Fellow – see here for more information on...
    November 27 2018
  • We talk with Ms Marty Richardson, Associate Statistician & Research Assistant with CIDG. Marty completed a BSc in Mathematics (2011) and MSc in Statistical Epidemiology (2012), both at the University of Leeds. Marty is currently completing a part-time PhD specializing in meta-analysis of pharmacogenetics data.Since joining Liverpool...
    October 26 2018
  • Details below on the latest submission to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 9, 2018 from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (reviews and protocols published 1 – 30 September).One review updateEl Sayed  I, Liu  Q, Wee  I, Hine  P. Antibiotics for treating scrub typhus. Cochrane Database of...
    October 3 2018

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