READ-It update on high impact reviews (August - October 2019)

06 Nov 2019

From August - October 2019, READ-It published three high-impact reviews through the CIDG. The full-text open access articles are listed below.

Larviciding to prevent malaria transmission (New Cochrane  Review: Choi  L, Majambere  S, Wilson  AL; August 2019)

This new review was part of the suite of malaria vector control reviews that informed the recent World Health Organization (WHO) ‘Guidelines for malaria vector control’
Used in: WHO Malaria Vector Control Guidelines (Feb 2019)
 

Public health deworming programmes for soil-transmitted helminths in children living in endemic areas (Updated Cochrane Review: Taylor‐Robinson  DC, Maayan  N, Donegan  S, Chaplin  M, Garner  P; September 2019)

This review update has been a major undertaking. The review author team addressed every criticism published in a paper that was 49 pages long, and a set of overlapping (but not quite) comments submitted separately. They also conducted some analyses that people have commented on in the past – stratifying by types of worm and types of worm burden. The author team included new trials, and reflected on the review, drawing out more clearly that the only effects seen on weight were from studies conducted over 20 years ago.
LSTM news item
Public health deworming programmes for soil-transmitted helminths in children living in endemic areas – a Cochrane review update


Lateral flow urine lipoarabinomannan assay for detecting active tuberculosis in people living with HIV (Updated Cochrane Review: Bjerrum  S, Schiller  I, Dendukuri  N, Kohli  M, Nathavitharana  RR, Zwerling  AA, Denkinger  CM, Steingart  KR, Shah  M; October 2019)

This review update informed the updated WHO guidelines on the use of urine LAM, which will be released at the TB Union Meeting, Hyderabad, India (30 October to 2 November 2019).
LSTM news item
Updated Cochrane Review published: Lateral flow urine lipoarabinomannan assay for detecting active tuberculosis in people living with HIV
 

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.