Are digital contact tracing technologies effective during infectious disease outbreaks?
17 Sept - New visual summary added
Why is this question important?
The global COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of accurate and timely contact tracing. Contact tracing tells people that they may have been near someone with - or showing symptoms of -...
17 septembre 2020
Approaches to guiding oxygen therapy in adult intensive care patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a very severe breathing problem with a high mortality rate (chance of dying). It has many potential causes, including viral infections such as COVID-19, and there are no specific treatments...
1 septembre 2020
Sprains, strains, and bruises are common injuries, and people with these injuries often require pain relief, given as a tablet or capsule that is swallowed (oral). Many types of oral painkillers are available to treat such injuries. The authors wanted to know whether there were any differences in people’s pain, swelling, function, or unwanted side...
13 août 2020
Interventions for acute severe asthma attacks in children: an overview of Cochrane Reviews
Asthma is a common childhood illness that is caused by narrowing of the small air passages in the lungs. This narrowing is due to swelling and inflammation and to muscles around the air passages becoming tighter. An acute asthma attack results in shortness...
7 août 2020
What is the effectiveness and safety of treatments commonly available during pandemics for heavy menstrual bleeding?
Cochrane authors summarised the available evidence on the effectiveness and safety of treatments for heavy menstrual bleeding which can continue during pandemics. Pandemics impact upon the ability to deliver specialist assessment...
4 août 2020
Community‐level interventions for improving access to food in low‐ and middle‐income countries
The number of people who do not have enough to eat in the world has been increasing since 2015. Most of these people live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), especially in Asia and Africa. Food insecurity is when people do not have physical,...
29 juillet 2020
The work of healthcare professionals (e.g. nurses, physicians, psychologists, social workers) can be very stressful. They often carry a lot of responsibility and are required to work under pressure. This can adversely affect their physical and mental health. Interventions to protect them against such stresses are known as resilience interventions...
8 juillet 2020
Interview with Kelsey Hegarty, Professor Family Violence Prevention, The University of Melbourne and The Royal Women's Hospital and lead author of this Cochrane Review.Tell us about this Cochrane review…Domestic violence (physical, emotional, sexual abuse and controlling behaviour by a partner or ex‐partner) is common worldwide and causes long‐...
2 juillet 2020
Today 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...
25 juin 2020
Cochrane Rapid Review - Video calls for reducing social isolation and loneliness in older people
Many countries have introduced restrictions on people’s movement to protect them from COVID-19. Visiting older friends and relatives may not possible. Can calling Grandma with a video call help her feel less lonely and isolated? Can video calls affect...
5 juin 2020