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  • CIDG Co-ordinating Editor, Paul Garner, outlines his experience of having COVID-19 in several recent news articles.Since mid-March 2020, when he developed COVID-19, he highlights that almost seven weeks have been "a rollercoaster of ill health, extreme emotions, and utter exhaustion. Although not hospitalised, it has been frightening and...
    May 20 2020
  • Four new reviews and 2 protocols are available in Issue 4 of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews·New ProtocolsDeeks  JJ, Dinnes  J, Takwoingi  Y, Davenport  C, Leeflang  MMG, Spijker  R, Hooft  L, Van den Bruel  A, Emperador  D, Dittrich ...
    April 30 2020
  • This new review is one of a series of rapid reviews that Cochrane contributors have prepared to inform the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.Some infectious diseases are spread by airborne droplets from coughs and sneezes, which can infect people who touch contaminated skin or surfaces. Washing hands with soap and water may prevent these diseases from...
    April 30 2020
  • What was the aim of this review?We aimed to compare the effect of different medications for treating people with Ascaris infection. Albendazole and mebendazole are most commonly used to treat ascariasis. Ivermectin can also be used. We wanted to know if there was anything to choose between these drugs for eradicating the worms and their eggs in...
    April 30 2020
  • BackgroundCoronavirus (COVID‐19) is a new virus that has spread quickly throughout the world. COVID‐19 spreads easily between people who are in close contact, or through coughs and sneezes. Most infected people suffer mild, flu‐like symptoms but some become seriously ill and even die.There is no effective treatment or vaccine (a medicine that...
    April 22 2020
  • This article was first published on the Cochrane Library websiteTuberculosis 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, tuberculosis is largely curable. In 2018, around 10 million people developed tuberculosis disease (similar...
    March 26 2020
  • In this instalment of the CIDG 'Meet the Editor' series, we talk with our newest recruit,  Dr Eleanor Ochodo, who became a CIDG Editor In January 2020.  Dr Ochodo is a Senior Research Scientist and Lecturer at the Centre for Evidence-based Health Care, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Her research revolves around evidence-...
    March 11 2020
  • Complex Reviews Support Unit: supporting the successful delivery of complex reviews. A workshop, November 2019Complexity should not be feared, it can be enriching! This was the take home message from the joint National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Complex Review Support Unit (CRSU) & Cochrane day workshop, attended by ...
    February 6 2020
  • Each year in June, Clarivate Analytics publish the Journal Impact Factors of all journals indexed in the Journal Citation Report. The 2018 Journal Impact Factor for CDSR is 7.755, which describes the ratio of the number of citations in 2018 of reviews published in 2016 and 2017 (12,106) to the number of reviews published in 2016 and 2017 (1,561)....
    January 30 2020
  • In this instalment of the CIDG 'Meet the Editor' series, we talk with Dr Nathan Ford, a scientific officer with the Dept of HIV/AIDS and Global Hepatitis Programme of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, and Chair of WHO’s Guidelines Review Committee. Prior to joining WHO in 2012 he worked with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for 14 years...
    January 29 2020

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