Cochrane Covid-19 News update

Cochrane provides high-quality, relevant, and up-to-date synthesized research evidence to inform health decisions. Here you will find a continued update of Cochrane’s activities in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Cochrane published:

  • 7 Special Collections 
  • 4 Rapid Reviews
  • 1 Fast tracked update Review
  • 1 COVID-19 Study Register
  • 1 Cochrane  Diagnostic Review

Updated 29 July 2020

22 July
A new Cochrane Special Collection Coronavirus (COVID-19) - support for wellbeing in the healthcare workforce has been published. Read the full Special Collection

10 July
An update for the review Convalescent plasma or hyperimmune immunoglobulin for people with COVID19. Originally published May 15, this is the first update to this Living review. 

7 July
A new Cochrane Review : Diagnostic Test Accuracy review Signs and symptoms to determine if a patient presenting in primary care or hospital outpatient settings has COVID19 disease was published. Read the Plain Language Summary or the Clinical Answer.

25 June
A new Cochrane COVID-19 Rapid Review: Antibody tests for identification of current and past infection withSARS-CoV-2. This diagnostic test accuracy review shows that antibody tests could have a useful role in detecting if someone has had COVID-19, but that timing is important

22 June 
8 new Cochrane Clinical Answers were published, related to the Special Collection on optimizing health in the home workplace. Read the Cochrane Clinical Answers related to COVID-19
here.

19 June
COVID-19 Special Collection Translation: All Special Collection translations are now published in the Cochrane Library and are available in at least eight, and up to twelve, languages. 

22 May
A new Cochrane Rapid Review  
Video calls for reducing social isolation and loneliness in older people
was published.

20 May
A new Special Cochrane Collection 
Optimizing health in the home workspace  
has been published. 
This special collection brings together Cochrane Reviews summarizing evidence for health and wellbeing when working from home

14 May 
A new „Living“ Cochrane  Review 
Convalescent plasma or hyperimmune immunoglobulin  for people with COVID‐19
was published. It is very uncertain whether plasma from people who have recovered from COVID‐19 is an effective treatment for people with COVID‐19. Several studies are still ongoing.

6 May  
A new Cochrane Special Collection 
Coronavirus (COVID-19) -Remote care through telehealth 
has been published. This Special Collection includes Cochrane Reviews that address using telehealth to support clinical management of various conditions, including asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia, reproductive health, and skin cancer. It includes reviews of using telehealth to provide carer and parent support as well as empowering patient self-management of their long-term conditions.

5 May   
Cochrane Chief Executive Officer Mark Wilson announced the cancellation of the 
27. Cochrane Colloquium Toronto 
scheduled for October 4-7, 2020 because of the continued spread and impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) across the world.

28 April 
A new Cochrane Rapid Review  
Hand cleaning with ash for reducing the spread of viral and bacterial infections

21 April
A new Cochrane Rapid Review  
Barriers and facilitators to healthcare workers’ adherence with infection prevention and control (IPC) guidelines for respiratory infectious diseases. 

16 April 
A new Special Collection
Regional anaesthesia to reduce drug use in anaesthesia and avoid aerosol generation 

16 April 
Fast Tracked Update of the Cochrane Review 
Personal protective equipment for preventing highly infectious diseases due to exposure to contaminated body fluids in healthcare staff

8 April 
A new Cochrane Rapid Review 
Quarantine alone or in combination with other public health measures to control COVID-19 

7 April 
Cochrane published a  COVID-19 Study Register. Cochrane's COVID-19 is a freely-available, continually-updated, annotated reference collection of human studies on COVID-19, including interventional, observational, diagnostic, prognostic, epidemiological, qualitative and economic designs.
More information about the Study Register
Go to the Cochrane COVID-19 Study Register

1 April 
A new Special Collection Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Effective options for quitting smoking during COVID-19 

March
A second  Cochrane Special Collection on Coronavirus (COVID-19) was published:
Infection control and prevention measures

March
The first Cochrane Special Collection on Coronavirus (COVID-19) was published:
Evidence relevant to critical care