Many healthcare workers work alone or have little access to colleagues and specialists. This is a common problem for healthcare workers in rural areas or low‐income countries. One possible solution to this problem is to offer healthcare workers advice and support through mobile technologies that allow healthcare workers to get help from colleagues...
18 rujna 2020
Three new reviews have published on mouthwashes/nasal sprays to protect healthcare workers and patients from COVID-19 infection. Healthcare workers are at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis, with repeated exposure to individuals who are, or may be, infected, and are therefore at risk themselves.
These workers may be especially at risk when...
17 rujna 2020
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 rujna 2020
Cochrane has published an update to the Rapid Review assessing the effectiveness of quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemicThe 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 the...
14 rujna 2020
How well does behavioural activation therapy work for depression in adults? And what about the effects of this treatment on depression for adults with long‐term physical conditions? Two new Cochrane systematic reviews look at the available evidence.
Depression is a common mental health problem. It can cause a persistent feeling of sadness and...
9 rujna 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 rujna 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 kolovoza 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 kolovoza 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 kolovoza 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 srpnja 2020