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  • 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
  • A new systematic review from Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group published today; 'Signs and symptoms to determine if a patient presenting in primary care or hospital outpatient settings has COVID-19 disease'.COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Most people with COVID-19 have a mild to moderate respiratory...
    July 26 2020
  • In a new systematic review, an author team from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group explored the evidence regarding managing histoplasmosis in people with HIV. Their review informed the PAHO/WHO guideline development process. The review authors worked with the guideline development group to formulate key questions, including...
    July 5 2020
  • Why is improving diagnodsis of plague important?Plague is a severe disease associated with high death rates. Pneumonic plague mainly affects the lungs, while bubonic plague present with painful swellings. Not recognizing plague early may result in delayed diagnosis and treatment associated with advanced illness and death, and increased disease...
    July 1 2020
  • Three protocols and two new reviews are available in Issue 6 of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.New COVID-19 ProtocolsMcInnes MDF, Leeflang MMG, Salameh J-P, McGrath TA, Pol CB, Frank RA, Prager R, Hare SS, Dennie C, Spijker R, Deeks JJ, Dinnes J, Jenniskens K,...
    June 30 2020
  • Three new protocols and one new review are available in Issue 7 of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. New ProtocolsCiapponi  A, Matthews  S, Cafferata  ML, Comandé  D, Gibbons  L, Núñez-González  S, Buekens  P, Arevalo-Rodriguez  I. Laboratory tests...
    June 30 2020
  • This year the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) Journal Impact Factor is 7.890.  This is an increase on the 2018 Journal Impact Factor, which was 7.755.  The Journal Impact Factor is a tool for ranking, evaluating, and comparing journals and a measure of the frequency with which the 'average article' in a journal...
    June 28 2020
  • Better reporting of animal research is the aim of the ARRIVE Guidelines.  LSTM’s Professor Paul Garner has been part of a team of senior researchers and science editors that have updated guidelines for the reporting of research and methods in scientific studies in animals, ARRIVE 2.0, launched in July 2020.Professor Garner, Co-...
    June 27 2020
  • Cochrane, a global independent organization that reviews evidence from research to inform health decision-making, publishes a review of studies looking at the accuracy of COVID-19 antibody tests. The review shows that antibody tests could have a useful role in detecting if someone has had COVID-19, but that timing is important. The tests were...
    June 25 2020
  • Review updated from orginal review published on 8 April 2020. 22 new studies included Does quarantine, alone or in combination with other public health measures, control coronavirus (COVID‐19)?BackgroundCoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) is caused by a new virus that has spread quickly throughout the world. Most infected people either...
    June 24 2020

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