READ-It update on publications (February - March 2021)

14 Apr 2021

From February 2021 to March  2021, READ-It Partners published the following protocols, reviews, and articles. The full-text open access articles are listed below.

February 2021

New Cochrane Review

Oliphant NP, Manda S, Daniels K, Odendaal WA, Besada D, Kinney M, White Johansson E, Doherty T. Integrated community case management of childhood illness in low‐ and middle‐income countries . Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2021, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD012882. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012882.pub2. 

Other Systematic Reviews

Hendricks L, Eshun-Wilson I, Rohwer A. A mega-aggregation framework synthesis of the barriers and facilitators to linkage, adherence to ART and retention in care among people living with HIV. Syst Rev 10, 54 (2021). 

March 2021

Cochrane Protocol

Medley N, Taylor M, van Wyk SS, Oliver S. Community views on active case finding for tuberculosis in low‐ and middle‐income 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. 

Updated Cochrane 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, point‐of‐care antigen and molecular‐based tests for diagnosis of SARS‐CoV‐2 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 COVID‐19 . Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2021, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD013639. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013639.pub4.

Other Publications

Gould S, Norris SL. Contested effects and chaotic policies: the 2020 story of (hydroxy) chloroquine for treating COVID‐19. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2021, Issue 1. Art. No.: ED000151. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.ED000151. 

An updated Cochrane Special Collection on diagnosing tuberculosis was released for World Tuberculosis Day (24 March 2021): View the Special Collection: Diagnosing Tuberculosis


These publications are associated with the Research, Evidence and Development Initiative (READ-It). READ-It (project number 300342-104) is funded by UK aid from the UK government; however, the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies.