Details below on the latest submission to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 8, 2018 from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (reviews and protocols published 1 - 31 August).
Two new reviews
Kohli M, Schiller I, Dendukuri N, Dheda K, Denkinger CM, Schumacher SG, Steingart KR. Xpert® MTB/RIF assay for extrapulmonary tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD012768. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012768.pub2
Yotsu RR, Richardson M, Ishii N. Drugs for treating Buruli ulcer (Mycobacterium ulcerans disease). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD012118. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012118.pub2.
One review update
Awotiwon AA, Johnson S, Rutherford GW, Meintjes G, Eshun‐Wilson I. Primary antifungal prophylaxis for cryptococcal disease in HIV‐positive people. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD004773. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004773.pub3
The CIDG editorial base is located at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool, UK. The CIDG is led by Professor Paul Garner (Co-ordinating Editor) and Deirdre Walshe (Managing Editor). Over 600 authors from some 52 countries contribute to the preparation of the Cochrane Reviews. They are supported by an international team of Editors, each with topic or methodological expertise.
The CIDG’s main areas of work are on determination of the effects of interventions on the prevention or treatment infectious diseases of relevance to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and neglected tropical diseases. The aims of the CIDG are to impact on policy and research in tropical diseases through the production of high quality and relevant systematic reviews, and to lead developments in review quality improvement and effective dissemination of findings.