What's new! CIDG Publications November 2020

One new COVID-19 review, one new Cochrane review  and one updated COVID-19 review  are available in Issue 11 of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.


New  COVID 19  Review

Stegeman  I, Ochodo  EA, Guleid  F, Holtman  GA., Yang  B, Davenport  C, Deeks  JJ, Dinnes  J, Dittrich  S, Emperador  D, Hooft  L, Spijker  R, Takwoingi  Y, Van den Bruel  A, Wang  J, Langendam  M, Verbakel  JY, Leeflang  MMG. Routine laboratory testing to determine if a patient has COVID19. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD013787. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013787


New Cochrane Review

Agarwal  R, Choi  L, Johnson  S, Takwoingi  Y. Rapid diagnostic tests for   Plasmodium vivax malaria in endemic countries. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD013218. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013218.pub2


Updated COVID 19  Review

Islam  N, Salameh  J-P, Leeflang  MMG, Hooft  L, McGrath  TA, Pol  CB, Frank  RA, Kazi  S, Prager  R, Hare  SS, Dennie  C, Spijker  R, Deeks  JJ, Dinnes  J, Jenniskens  K, Korevaar  DA, Cohen  JF, Van den Bruel  A, Takwoingi  Y, de Wijgert  J, Wang  J, McInnes  MDF. Thoracic imaging tests for the diagnosis of COVID19. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD013639. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013639.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.