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  • 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
  • One new review and two review updates are available in Issue 9 of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.New COVID-19 ReviewSalameh J-P, Leeflang MMG, Hooft L, Islam N, McGrath TA, Pol CB, Frank RA, 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...
    June 2 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
  • Cochrane has published an update to the Rapid Review assessing the effectiveness of quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic.The updated review summarizes evidence available from studies that show how quarantine affects the spread of COVID-19. The studies included in the review consistently conclude that quarantine can play a role in controlling...
    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
  • 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 29 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

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