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  • Tuberculosis drug resistance is a worldwide problem, and linezolid is a drug that may help people with multi-drug resistant disease. The problem is that we still lack high quality information on this form of the disease. All of the drugs have side-effects, which makes it difficult for patients to take them and means that the drugs are more likely...
    March 21 2019
  • Tuberculosis (TB) 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, TB is largely curable, but in 2017, around 1.6 million people died of tuberculosis, including 300,000 people living with HIV.[1] Early diagnosis of TB, including universal drug...
    March 21 2019
  •  In this report, we meet Anel Schoonees, who works with the CIDG editorial base as an Information Specialist with a special focus on the HIV portfolio. Could you describe where you currently work and what you do there? Since 2009, I have been working at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa. I am a researcher here at the...
    March 8 2019
  • Details below on the latest submission to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 2, 2019 from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (reviews and protocols published 1 – 28 February).1 New ProtocolChoi  L, Johnson  S, Cunningham  J, Takwoingi  Y. Rapid diagnostic tests for Plasmodium vivax malaria in endemic...
    March 8 2019
  • The World Health Organization published Guidelines for malaria vector control  this week, drawing on seven Cochrane reviews specially prepared for them by the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). With its editorial base at LSTM, CIDG was asked to review all of the evidence that was used in bringing together what WHO have described...
    February 26 2019
  • A new Cochrane Library editorial has been published following the publication of a Cochrane review by Yotsu and colleagues which summarises the evidence of drug treatments for treating Buruli ulcer.The Cochrane Review describes the past decades of Buruli ulcer clinical chemotherapy research. It provides an important clinical research agenda, and...
    February 18 2019
  • 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...
    February 9 2019
  • Details below on the latest submission to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 1 2019 from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (reviews and protocols published 1 – 31 January).3 Updated reviews Gonzales  MLM, Dans  LF, Sio‐Aguilar  J. Antiamoebic drugs for treating amoebic colitis. Cochrane Database of Systematic...
    February 7 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
  • 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 13 2018

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