COVID-19 Evidence Reviews
as of 7/10/20
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A review with this mark was peer-reviewed, described systematic search and study selection, and included critical appraisal of primary studies.
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6/27/20
SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19: Sys
Schnitzbauer AA, Kempf VAJ, Hack D, et al. | Surgeon
Aim: To summarize the evidence on standards for personal protective equipment (PPE) for the employees in the central emergency rooms and in the operating area as well as restructuring measures for the operations in the operating area in a COVID-plus area.
INFECTION CONTROL
6/9/20
A rapid systematic review
MacIntyre CR, Chughtai AA | Int J Nurs Stud
Aim: To review the evidence around the efficacy of masks and respirators for healthcare workers, sick patients and the general public.
INFECTION CONTROL
6/5/20
Facemasks for prevention o
Aggarwal N, Dwarakanathan V, Gautam N, et al. | Indian J Public Health
Aim: To estimate the effectiveness of facemask use alone or along with hand hygiene in community settings in reducing the transmission of viral respiratory illness.
INFECTION CONTROL
5/12/20
Personal protective equipm
Jessop ZM, Dobbs TD, Ali SR, et al. | Br J Surg
Aim: To inform surgeons of appropriate PPE requirements, and to discuss usage, availability, rationing and future solutions.
INFECTION CONTROL
4/28/20
Hand cleaning with ash for
Paludan-Müller  AS, Boesen  K, Klerings  I, et al. | Cochrane Database Syst Rev
Aim: To assess the benefits and harms of hand cleaning with ash compared with hand cleaning using soap or other materials for reducing the spread of viral and bacterial infections.
INFECTION CONTROL
4/22/20
Barriers and facilitators
Houghton C, Meskell P, Delaney H, et al. | Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Aim: To identify barriers and facilitators to healthcare workers' adherence to IPC guidelines for respiratory infectious diseases.
INFECTION CONTROL
4/15/20
Personal protective equipm
Verbeek  JH, Rajamaki  B, Ijaz  S, et al. | Cochrane Database Syst Rev
Aim: To evaluate which type of full?body PPE and which method of donning or doffing PPE have the least risk of contamination or infection for HCW, and which training methods increase compliance with PPE protocols.
INFECTION CONTROL
4/10/20
School closure and managem
Viner RM, Russell SJ, Croker H, et al. | Lancet Child Adolesc Health
Aim: To identify what is known about the effectiveness of school closures and other school social distancing practices during coronavirus outbreaks.
INFECTION CONTROL
4/9/20
Quarantine alone or in com
Nussbaumer-Streit B, Mayr V, Dobrescu AI, et al. | Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Aim: To assess the effects of quarantine (alone or in combination with other measures) of individuals who had contact with confirmed cases of COVID19, who travelled from countries with a declared outbreak, or who live in regions with high transmission of the disease.
WHO COLLABORATIVE
INFECTION CONTROL
4/9/20
Rapid review of the use of
Stern D, Lopez-Olmedo N, Perez-Ferrer C, et al. | Salud publica de Mexico
Aim: To assess the effectiveness of using surgical masks in community settings to reduce the probability of infection by SARS-CoV-2 or other acute viral respiratory infection, compared to not using surgical masks
INFECTION CONTROL
4/2/20
Medical Masks vs N95 Respi
Bartoszko JJ, Farooqi MAM, Alhazzani W, et al. | Influenza Other Respir Viruses
Aim: To compare medical masks to N95 respirators in preventing laboratory confirmed viral infection and respiratory illness including coronavirus specifically in health care workers.
INFECTION CONTROL
3/13/20
Effectiveness of N95 Respi
Long Y, Hu T, Liu L, et al. | J Evid Based Med
Aim: To assess the effectiveness of N95 respirators versus surgical masks for prevention of influenza by collecting randomized controlled trials (RCTs)
INFECTION CONTROL
3/1/20
The psychological impact o
Brooks SK, Webster RK, Smith LE, et al.  | Lancet
Aim: To review of the psychological impact of quarantine
INFECTION CONTROL
3/1/20
Use of personal protective
Chughtai AA, Khan W | J Infect Pub Health
Aim: To examine the use of PPE for respiratory infections in healthcare settings in Pakistan
INFECTION CONTROL