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2021 Issue 3

One new Cochrane protocol, one new Cochrane review, and two updated COVID-19 Cochrane reviews are in Issue 3, 2021 of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

New Protocol

Medley  N, Taylor  M, Wyk  SS, Oliver  S. Community views on active case finding for tuberculosis in low and middleincome countries: a qualitative evidence synthesis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2021, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD014756. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD014756.

 New Cochrane Review

Shapiro  AE, Ross  JM, Yao  M, Schiller  I, Kohli  M, Dendukuri  N, Steingart  KR, Horne  DJ. Xpert MTB/RIF and Xpert Ultra assays for screening for pulmonary tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance in adults, irrespective of signs or symptoms. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2021, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD013694. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013694.pub2.

 Two updated COVID 19 DTA Reviews

Dinnes  J, Deeks  JJ, Berhane  S, Taylor  M, Adriano  A, Davenport  C, Dittrich  S, Emperador  D, Takwoingi  Y, Cunningham  J, Beese  S, Domen  J, Dretzke  J, Ferrante di Ruffano  L, Harris  IM, Price  MJ, Taylor-Phillips  S, Hooft  L, Leeflang  MMG, McInnes  MDF, Spijker  R, Van den Bruel  A. Rapid, pointofcare antigen and molecularbased tests for diagnosis of SARSCoV2 infection. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2021, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD013705. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013705.pub2

Islam  N, Ebrahimzadeh  S, Salameh  J-P, Kazi  S, Fabiano  N, Treanor  L, Absi  M, Hallgrimson  Z, Leeflang  MMG, Hooft  L, Pol  CB, 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, Damen  JAAG, Wang  J, McInnes  MDF. Thoracic imaging tests for the diagnosis of COVID19. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2021, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD013639. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013639.pub4.

2021 Issue 2

One new COVID-19 review, one updated COVID-19 review, and one updated Cochrane review  are in Issue 2, 2021 of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

New COVID 19 Review

Singh  B, Ryan  H, Kredo  T, Chaplin  M, Fletcher  T. Chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine for prevention and treatment of COVID19. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2021, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD013587. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013587.pub2
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 Updated COVID 19 Review 

Struyf  T, Deeks  JJ, Dinnes  J, Takwoingi  Y, Davenport  C, Leeflang  MMG, Spijker  R, Hooft  L, Emperador  D, Domen  J, Horn  SR A, Van den Bruel  A. Signs and symptoms to determine if a patient presenting in primary care or hospital outpatient settings has COVID‐19. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2021, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD013665. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013665.pub2. 
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 Updated Cochrane Review 

Zifodya  JS, Kreniske  JS, Schiller  I, Kohli  M, Dendukuri  N, Schumacher  SG, Ochodo  EA, Haraka  F, Zwerling  AA, Pai  M, Steingart  KR, Horne  DJ. Xpert Ultra versus Xpert MTB/RIF for pulmonary tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance in adults with presumptive pulmonary tuberculosis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2021, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD009593. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009593.pub5. 

2021 Issue 1

Two updated Cochrane reviews and one new protocol are available in Issue 1, 2021 of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

New Protocol

Weeratunga  P, Bancone  G, Ochodo  EA, Pant  S, Thapa  J, Chaplin  M. Glucose‐6‐phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency near‐patient tests for tafenoquine or primaquine use with Plasmodium vivax malaria. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2021, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD013861. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013861

Updated Reviews

Blanshard  A, Hine  P. Atovaquone‐proguanil for treating uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2021, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD004529. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004529.pub3 

Kohli  M, Schiller  I, Dendukuri  N, Yao  M, Dheda  K, Denkinger  CM, Schumacher  SG, Steingart  KR. Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra and Xpert MTB/RIF assays for extrapulmonary tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2021, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD012768. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012768.pub3