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  • One new COVID-19 review, one new Cochrane review  and one updated COVID-19 review  are available in Issue 12 of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. New  COVID 19  ReviewStegeman  I, Ochodo  EA, Guleid  F, Holtman  GA., Yang  B, Davenport  C, Deeks...
    December 3 2020
  • How accurate is chest imaging for diagnosing COVID‐19?Review updated from original review published on 30 September 2020Why is this question important?People with suspected COVID‐19 need to know quickly whether they are infected, so they can receive appropriate treatment, self‐isolate, and inform close contacts.Currently, formal diagnosis of COVID...
    December 1 2020
  • How accurate are routine laboratory tests for diagnosis of COVID‐19?What are routine laboratory tests? Routine laboratory tests are blood tests that assess the health status of a patient. Tests include counts of different types of white blood cells (these help the body fight infection), and detection of markers (proteins) that indicate organ...
    November 23 2020
  • What is it like taking medicines for your whole life when you are HIV positive and live in countries of Africa? The READ-It team tackled this in a thematic synthesis of 59 qualitative studies in 2019. The experience opened their eyes to the potential for rigorous, high-quality evidence synthesis of such research for making services better that...
    November 2 2020
  • One  new review and one protocol  are available in Issue 10 of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.New Cochrane ReviewFurnival-Adams J, Olanga EA, Napier M, Garner P. House modifications for preventing malaria. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD013398. DOI: 10.1002/...
    November 2 2020
  • In  this instalment of the CIDG 'Meet the Editor' series, we talk with Dr Anke Rohwer, who became a CIDG Editor in August 2020. Could you describe where you currently work and what you do there?I work at the Centre for Evidence-based Health Care, which is housed within the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine...
    October 15 2020
  • How accurate is chest imaging for diagnosing COVID-19?Why is this question important?People with suspected COVID-19 need to know quickly whether they are infected, so that they can self-isolate, receive treatment, and inform close contacts. Currently, formal diagnosis of COVID-19 infection requires laboratory analysis of blood or nose and throat...
    October 5 2020
  • In this instalment of the CIDG 'Meet the Editor' series, we talk with Professor Sandy Oliver, who became a CIDG Editor in August 2020. Sandy is Professor of Public Policy at UCL Institute of Education and a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Faculty of the Humanities at the University of Johannesburg.Could you descibe where you currently...
    September 30 2020
  • How accurate are rapid tests, performed during a health‐care visit (point‐of‐care), for diagnosing COVID‐19?Why is this question important?People with suspected COVID‐19 need to know quickly whether they are infected, so that they can self‐isolate, receive treatment, and inform close contacts. Currently, COVID‐19 infection is confirmed by sending...
    September 3 2020
  • Two new reviews and one review update are available in Issue 8 of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.New COVID-19 ReviewDinnes  J, Deeks  JJ, Adriano  A, Berhane  S, Davenport  C, Dittrich  S, Emperador  D, Takwoingi  Y, Cunningham  J, Beese...
    September 2 2020

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