COVID-19 Evidence Reviews
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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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5/5/21
Yousefi M, Oskoei V, Jafari AJ, et al. | Environ Sci Pollut Res Int
Aim: To determine the effects of COVID-19 on the quantity of waste and municipal solid waste management.
INFECTION CONTROL
5/5/21
Chetty T, Ramokolo V, Rees K, et al. | S Afr Med J
Aim: To assess the effectiveness of cloth and medical masks for preventing SARS-CoV-2 transmission in community settings.
INFECTION CONTROL
5/4/21
Bilal U, Gullón P, Padilla-Bernáldez J | Gac Sanit
Aim: To review the scientific epidemiologic evidence on the role of hospitality venues in the incidence or mortality from COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
4/30/21
Laali A, Tabibzadeh A, Esghaei P, et al. | Adv Biomed Res
Aim: To review the evidence on liver function tests profile in COVID-19 patients at the admission time.
INFECTION CONTROL
4/27/21
Vassilopoulou E, Feketea G, Koumbi L, et al. | Front Immunol
Aim: To summarize the current evidence, collected in a systematic literature search and narrative review of original articles related to breastfeeding by SARS-CoV-2–infected mothers, and deploying knowledge gained from other respiratory virus-transmitted diseases about the protective anti-inflammatory effects of breastfeeding. 
INFECTION CONTROL
4/27/21
Spielberger BD, Goerne T, Geweniger A, et al. | Front Pediatr
Aim: To systematically review the current evidence on transmission of SARS-CoV-2 to and by children.
INFECTION CONTROL
4/26/21
Gascon L, Fournier I, Chiesa-Estomba C, et al. | Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol
Aim: To summarize, in a systematic way, all available guidelines and provide clear guidelines for the management of head and neck cancer patients in the COVID-19 pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
4/20/21
Sathian B, Asim M, Banerjee I, et al.  | Nepal J Epidemiol
Aim: To evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of novel COVID-19 vaccine candidates under clinical trial evaluation and present a contemporary update on the development and implementation of a potential vaccines.
INFECTION CONTROL
4/17/21
Barcelos IDES, Penna IAA, Soligo AG, et al. | Rev Bras Ginecol Obstet
Aim: To evaluatee the available evidence on vertical transmission by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV)-2.
INFECTION CONTROL
4/12/21
Park M, Pawliuk C, Nguyen T, et al. | Euro Surveill
Aim: To gain an understanding of the current literature and compare the reported periods of positive SARS-CoV-2 detection from studies that conducted RT-PCR testing in addition to experiments isolating whole virus.
INFECTION CONTROL
4/7/21
Sigahi TFAC, Kawasaki BC, Bolis I, et al. | Hum Factors Ergon Manuf
Aim: To investigate the impact of Covid?19 on work and workers of all occupations, reveal research gaps, and help managers to adapt to organizations amid the pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
4/7/21
Johnson H, Garg M, Shantikumar S, et al. | Turk J Urol
Aim: To evaluate the presence of virus in non-airborne body fluids as transmission vehicles.
INFECTION CONTROL
4/6/21
Kaur RJ, Dutta S, Bhardwaj P, et al. | Indian J Clin Biochem
Aim: To systematically review and synthesize the evidence on the safety data from the published COVID-19 vaccine trials.
INFECTION CONTROL
4/6/21
Sharma S, John R, Patel S, et al. | J Clin Orthop Trauma
Aim: To analyse the available evidence on bioaerosols in OSPs, and their significance in COVID-19 transmission.
INFECTION CONTROL
4/6/21
Yan D, Zhang X, Chen C, et al. | Front Public Health
Aim: To comprehensively summarize the VST of SARS-CoV-2.
INFECTION CONTROL
4/5/21
Byambasuren O, Dobler CC, Bell K, et al. | PLoS One
Aim: To identify valid seroprevalence studies of SARS-CoV-2 infection and compare their estimates with the reported, and imputed, COVID-19 case rates within the same population at the same time point.
INFECTION CONTROL
4/5/21
Borkowska MJ, Jaguszewski MJ, Koda M, et al. | J Clin Med
Aim: To review the evidence on OHCA and whether bystander reluctance to perfrom CPR deteriorates OHCA outcomes in COVID-19 patients.
INFECTION CONTROL
4/5/21
Kwok CS, Dashti M, Tafuro J, et al. | Ther Adv Infect Dis
Aim: To review the evidence on cleaning, disinfection or decontamination methods in the prevention of SARS-CoV-2.
INFECTION CONTROL
4/2/21
Jacob S, Hammed A, Lam V, et al. | ANZ J Surg
Aim: To assess the consistency of national and international surgical society recommendations regarding the choice of surgical approach; assess the quality of evidence of viral emission in surgical aerosol; and assess the quality of evidence comparing aerosol generation by different surgical energy devices.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
4/2/21
Ayers CK, Kondo KK, Williams BE, et al. | J Gen Intern Med
Aim: To understand disparities in H1N1 vaccine uptake by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status (SES), rural/urban residence, population density, and disability status, and factors associated with unequal uptake, as well as the benefits and harms of interventions designed to attenuate inequities in H1N1 vaccine uptake
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VA ESP
INFECTION CONTROL
4/2/21
Upshaw TL, Brown C, Smith R, et al. | PLoS One
Aim: To review the early reports on the social determinants of COVID-19 infection, health service use and health outcomes.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
4/2/21
Groom LL, McCarthy MM, Stimpfel AW, et al. | J Am Med Dir Assoc
Aim: To further explore the modalities' ability to maximize access to specialty care, modernize care models, and improve patient outcomes.
INFECTION CONTROL
3/30/21
Chatterji G, Patel Y, Jain V, et al. | Indian J Orthop
Aim: To synthesize this published literature to give the orthopaedic fraternity an overview about the best practices that need to be followed during this period.
INFECTION CONTROL
3/29/21
Houlding E, Mate K, Engler K, et al. | JMIR Mhealth Uhealth
Aim: To present the range of RMTs used in delivering care to COVID-19 patients and identify perceived benefits and barriers for their use.
INFECTION CONTROL
3/29/21
Emile S, Hamid HKS, Khan SM, et al. | J Gastrointest Surg
Aim: To assess the extent of adoption, efficacy, and safety of NOM of acute appendicitis in the setting of COVID-19.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
3/26/21
Johnson IG, Jones RJ, Gallagher JE, et al. | BDJ Open
Aim: To examine the literature relating to splatter, droplet settle and aerosol for periodontal procedures and forms part of a wider body of research to understand the risk of contamination in relation to periodontal care procedures relevant to COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
3/26/21
Burns J, Movsisyan A, Stratil JM, et al. | Cochrane Database Syst Rev
Aim: To assess the effectiveness of travel?related control measures during the COVID?19 pandemic on infectious disease and screening?related outcomes.
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WHO COLLABORATIVE
INFECTION CONTROL
3/25/21
Antunes D, Lami M, Chukwudi A, et al. | Surgeon
Aim: To clarify whether inhalation of surgical smoke can increase the risk of COVID-19 infection.
INFECTION CONTROL
3/24/21
De Simone B, Chouillard E, Sartelli M, et al. | World J Emerg Surg
Aim: To provide evidence-based recommendations for the management of emergency surgical patients under COVID-19 pandemic for the safety of the patient and healthcare workers.
INFECTION CONTROL
3/22/21
Agarwal A, Fernando SM, Honarmand K, et al. | BMJ Open
Aim: To determine the risk of aerosol generation and associated transmission associated with nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs for detection of SARS-CoV-2.
INFECTION CONTROL
3/18/21
Moynihan R, Sanders S, Michaleff Z, et al.  | BMJ Open
Aim: To determine the extent and nature of changes in utilisation of healthcare services during COVID-19 pandemic. 
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
3/17/21
Grepin KA, Ho T, Liu Z, et al. | BMJ Glob Health
Aim: To review evidence of the effectiveness of travel measures implemented during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in order to recommend change on how evidence is incorporated in the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR).
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
3/17/21
Robinson E, Jones A, Lesser I, et al. | Vaccine
Aim: To address the current lack of consensus on; i) the proportion of the population willing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 when a vaccine become available and how this differs across countries, ii) whether vaccination intentions have declined as the pandemic has progressed, iii) socio-demographic inequalities in intended vaccine uptake.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
3/12/21
Jafari A, Mohammadpour M, Chanbarzadegan A, et al. | J Educ Health Promot
Aim: To review the literature to provide a better understanding of the status of dentists and other oral health practitioners' knowledge, attitude, and awareness about COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
3/10/21
Cai J, Tang M, Gao Y, et al. | Front Med
Aim: To determine which mode of delivery is better for preventing possible vertical transmission from COVID-19 positive pregnant women to the neonate.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
3/8/21
DiLorenzo MA, O'Connor S, Ezekwesili C, et al. | Int J Gynaecol Obstet
Aim: To summarize recommendations for three areas of maternal and fetal care - breastfeeding, post-partum social distancing, and decontamination.
INFECTION CONTROL
3/5/21
Schumm MA, Hadaya JE, Mody N, et al. | JAMA
Aim: To perform a systematic review to evaluate the evidence on effectiveness and feasibility of different processes used for decontaminating N95 respirators.
INFECTION CONTROL
3/1/21
Raphael J, Winter R, Berry K | BJPsych Open
Aim: To explores service adaptations in mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic and other contagions.
INFECTION CONTROL
3/1/21
Alom S, Chiu CM, Jha A, et al. | Cancer Control
Aim: To gather primary data from cancer institutions that have implemented changes to cancer service provision amid the COVID-19 outbreak to inform future intervention and health care facility response strategies. 
INFECTION CONTROL
2/26/21
Ernawati K, Cantika IB, Isaputri RR, et al. | Int J Public Health Sci
Aim: To determine the community's knowledge, attitudes, and behavior in preventing the transmission of COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
2/24/21
Bulfone TC, Malekinejad M, Rutherford GW, et al. | J Infect Dis
Aim: To quantify the risk of SAR-CoV-2 transmission in outdoor settings. 
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
2/22/21
Rambo APS, Goncalves LF, Fonzales AI, et al. | Sao Paulo Med J
Aim: To present scientific evidence regarding the impact of COVID-19 spreaders.
INFECTION CONTROL
2/19/21
Godini H, Hoseinzadeh E, Hossini H | Rev Environ Health
Aim: To review the evidence on water and wastewater as potential sources of SARS-CoV-2 transmission.
INFECTION CONTROL
2/18/21
Maleki M, Anvari E, Hopke PK, et al. | Environ Res
Aim: To assess the association of air pollution especially particulate matter pollution in the transmission and acceleration of the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
INFECTION CONTROL
2/17/21
Manyati TK, Mutsau M | Health Technol
Aim: To explore the effectiveness of telehealth interventions for the diagnosis, contact tracing and care of the corona virus disease of 2019 in sub Saharan Africa.
INFECTION CONTROL
2/17/21
Desborough J, Dykgraaf SH, Phillips C, et al. | Fam Pract
Aim: To synthesize accounts of primary care lessons learnt from past epidemics and their relevance to COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
2/17/21
Winograd DM, Fresquez CL, Egli M, et al. | Patient Educ Couns
Aim: To review the evidence on the risk communication interventions to mitigate risk from viruses to determine if such interventions are efficacious.
INFECTION CONTROL
2/16/21
Sallam M | Vaccines
Aim: To assess the acceptance rates for COVID-19 vaccine(s) in different countries worldwide, which can provide an initial step to study the factors implicated in regional and cultural differences behind COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.
INFECTION CONTROL
2/16/21
Cavalcante-Leao BL, de Araujo C, Basso I, et al. | J Clin Exp Dent
Aim: To verify whether there is evidence in the literature regarding the decrease in viral load present in saliva after using three types of mouthwashes.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
2/16/21
Zhu F, Zozaya C, Zhou Q, et al. | Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed
Aim: To systematically review and meta-analyse the available evidence for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 genome in the breastmilk of mothers who tested positive for COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
2/15/21
Yazew BG, Abate HK, Mekonnen CK | Patient Prefer Adherence
Aim: To investigate the status of people’s knowledge, attitude, and practice about coronavirus disease preventive measures in Ethiopia in 2020.
INFECTION CONTROL
2/12/21
Nanda A, Hung I, Kwong A, et al. | J Evid Based Med
Aim: To evaluate the preclinical and clinical evidence on use of cloth and surgical face masks in SARS-CoV-2 transmission and proposes a trial to gather further evidence.
INFECTION CONTROL
2/11/21
Thompson H, Mousa A, Dighe A, et al.  | Clin Infect Dis
Aim: To estimate secondary attack rates (SAR) and observed reproduction numbers (Robs) in different settings exploring differences by age, symptom status, and duration of exposure.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
2/11/21
Alonso SG, Marques G, Barrachina I, et al. | Health Technol
Aim: To present a systematic review of the application of telemedicine and e-health systems to combat COVID-19. 
INFECTION CONTROL
2/4/21
Aghalari Z, Dahms H, Sosa-Hernandez JE, et al. | Environ Res
Aim: To evaluate SARS-COV-2 transmission through indoor air in hospitals and its prevention methods.
INFECTION CONTROL
2/4/21
Jain V, Kanchan T, Krishan K | Acta Biomed
Aim: To review the evidence on the vertical transmission of SARS-CoV-2.
INFECTION CONTROL
2/3/21
Hasnain M, Pasha MF, Ghani I | J Biosaf Biosecur
Aim: To review the evidence on the combined measures taken to control the transmission of COVID-19 in Wuhan.
INFECTION CONTROL
1/30/21
Robaina-Castellanos GR, de la Caridad Riesgo-Rodriguez S | MEDICC Rev
Aim: To summarize and analyze the published evidence on forms of SARS-CoV-2 vertical transmission (either intrauterine or intrapartum).
INFECTION CONTROL
1/29/21
Lawes-Wickwar S, Ghio D, Tang MY, et al. | Vaccines
Aim: To identify and synthesise evidence relating to effective messaging for encouraging vaccination in order to prevent virus transmission during pandemics or epidemics.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
1/29/21
Barycka K, Szarpak L, Filipiak KJ, et al. | PLoS One
Aim: To review the relevant and available published RCTs with the aid of the increased power of meta-analytic methods in order to assess the effectiveness of medical masks and N95 respirators in reducing the risk of respiratory infections.
INFECTION CONTROL
1/29/21
Gross JV, Mohren J, Erren TC | BMJ Open
Aim: To review the evidence on health risks at the workplace and the effectiveness of enacted preventative measures for COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
1/29/21
Xiang Y, Jia Y, Chen L, et al. | Infect Dis Model
Aim: To review the evidence on epidemic prediction models of COVID-19 and the public health intervention strategies.
INFECTION CONTROL
1/29/21
Anglemyer A, Moore TH, Parker L, et al. | Cochrane Database Syst Rev
Aim: To assess the benefits, harms, and acceptability of personal digital contact tracing solutions for identifying contacts of an identified positive case of an infectious disease.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
1/29/21
Parsons JE, Newby KV, French DP | Br J Health Psychol
Aim: To examine interventions reported in the literature to see whether those that include risk messages have been successful in influencing risk appraisals and the subsequent intentions and uptake of vaccination.
INFECTION CONTROL
1/29/21
Horn M, Ratansi A, Varia M | Region of Peel - Public Health
Aim: To answer the question: what population-level interventions will result in health behaviour change among travellers?
INFECTION CONTROL
1/29/21
Lassi Z, Naseem R, Salam RA, et al. | Int J Environ Res Public Health
Aim: To review the evidence on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on immunization campaigns and programs.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
1/28/21
Sadaf A, Richards JL, Glanz J, et al | Vaccine
Aim: To amass and evaluate the literature on interventions to decrease parental vaccine refusal and hesitancy toward recommended childhood and adolescent vaccines.
INFECTION CONTROL
1/28/21
Tabatabaeizadeh SA | Eur J Med Res
Aim: To investigate the airborne transmission of COVID-19 and the role of face mask to prevent it.
INFECTION CONTROL
1/27/21
Tian C, Lovrics O, Vaisman A, et al. | Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Aim: To investigate risk factors for HCW infection in viral respiratory pandemics (SARS-CoV-2, MERS, SARS CoV-1, influenza A H1N1, influenza H5N1) and improve understanding of HCW risk management amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
1/25/21
Robertson-More C, Wu T | Surg Endosc
Aim: To better outline what is known regarding the risk of viral transmission in surgical smoke.
INFECTION CONTROL
1/25/21
Chtioui MJ, Harzallah N, Jebali MCO, et al. | Tunis Med
Aim: To synthesize the evidence on the efficacy and safety of using disinfection booths during the COVID-19 pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
1/25/21
Shrotri M, van Schalkwyk MCI, Post N, et al. | PLoS One
Aim: To summarize current understanding of the cellular response to SARSCoV-2 infection, specifically exploring the role that T cell-mediated immunity might play in resistance to severe infection, clinical and virological recovery, and long-term protection.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
1/25/21
Thapa BB, Shrestha D, Bista S, et al. | Surg J
Aim: To explore the consensus in modified standard urology care, that can be adopted and applied during COVID-19 and similar pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
1/15/21
Xu W, Li X, Dozier M, et al. | J Glob Health
Aim: To investigate the extent of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in schools. 
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
1/11/21
Caristia S, Ferranti M, Skrami E, et al. | Epidemiol Prev
Aim: To describe and compare the effectiveness of national and local lockdowns in controlling the spread of COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
1/11/21
Johanna N, Citrawijaya H, Wangge G | J Public Health Res
Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of mass testing, lockdown, or a combination of both to control COVID-19 pandemic.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
1/7/21
Lin C, Tu P, Beitsch LM | Vaccines
Aim: To compare trends and synthesize findings in vaccination receptivity over time across US and international polls, assess survey design influences and evaluate context to inform policies and practices.
INFECTION CONTROL
1/6/21
Agrawal V, Yadav SK, Agarwal P, et al. | Indian Journal of Surgery
Aim: To appraise the quality of appropriate PPE recommendations and propose a strategy to optimize the PPE usage. 
INFECTION CONTROL
1/3/21
Cheruiyot I, Sehmi P, Ngure B, et al.  | Langenbecks Arch Surg
Aim: To determine the presence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2) in abdominal tissues or fluids and in surgical smoke.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
12/28/20
Polychronis G, Roupa Z | J Public Aff
Aim: To review the evidence on health care workers' knowledge level during the spread of COVID-19 and their perception of the risk related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
12/23/20
Birgand G, Peiffer-Smadja N, Fournier S, et al. | JAMA Netw Open
Aim: To review current evidence on air contamination with SARS-CoV-2 in hospital settings and the factors associated with contamination, including viral load and particle size.
INFECTION CONTROL
12/23/20
 | European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Aim: To provide an update on the knowledge surrounding the role of children in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and the role of schools in the COVID-19 pandemic, based on the experience in the EU from August–December, 2020. 
INFECTION CONTROL
12/17/20
Johnson BA, Waddimba AC, Ogola GO, et al. | Am J Surg
Aim: To investigate if surgical delays impact survival for breast, lung and colon cancers.
INFECTION CONTROL
12/17/20
Lewinski AA, Rushton S, Van Voorhees E, et al. | Res Nurs Health
Aim: To review the evidence on the practices that impact the implementation of RT for adults seeking clinical care advice.
INFECTION CONTROL
12/17/20
Arieta-Miranda J, Alcaychahua ABS, Santos GMP, et al  | Heliyon
Aim: To evaluate the quality of the CPG for the management of paediatric dental emergencies, published in the period 2000–2020 and applicable to the context of pandemic, by using the AGREE II tool.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
12/16/20
Noorimotlagh Z, Jaafarzadeh N, Martínez SS, et al. | Environ Res
Aim: To systematically collect all experimental studies related to airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in indoor air environments.
INFECTION CONTROL
12/16/20
Madewell ZJ, Yang Y, Longini IM, et al. | JAMA Netw Open
Aim: To examine evidence for household transmission of SARS-CoV-2, disaggregated by several covariates, and to compare it with other coronaviruses.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
12/16/20
Samaranayake LP, Fakhruddin KS, Buranawat B, et al. | Acta Odontal Scand
Aim: To evaluate available data on three major measures: rubber dam application, pre-procedural oral rinse, and high-volume evacuators (HVE) aimed at reducing bio-aerosols.
INFECTION CONTROL
12/16/20
Li X, Xu W, Dozier M, et al. | J Glob Health
Aim: To investigate the role of children in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2. 
INFECTION CONTROL
12/14/20
Maples LS | Int J Nurs Pract
Aim: To determine the effectiveness of quarantine on coronavirus outbreaks to support the WHO quarantine recommendation. 
INFECTION CONTROL
12/14/20
Al-Benna S | Ann Burns Fire Disasters
Aim: To identify the optimal protection measures during the COVID-19 pandemic and provide guidance of protective measures for burn surgeons.
INFECTION CONTROL
12/14/20
Kaprin AD, Fedenko AA, Polyakov AA, et al. | Khirurgiia
Aim: To review the evidence on surgical management and preoperative screening of cancer patients within the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as prevention of SARS-CoV-2 transmission and resumption of elective surgery.
INFECTION CONTROL
12/1/20
Shimabukuro PMS, Duarte ML, Imoto AM, et al. | Sao Paulo Med J
Aim: To identify, systematically evaluate and summarize the best available scientific evidence on environmental cleaning to prevent COVID-19 infection.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/29/20
Anthony Jr, B | Inform Health Soc Care
Aim: To discuss the strategic role of telehealth and digital care in managing the COVID-19 pandemic among medical-care systems globally.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/27/20
Amicucci M, Mastronuzzi A, Ciaralli I, et al. | J Clin Med
Aim: To collect and analyze scientific literature regarding the management, interventions, and strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in children with cancer.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/25/20
Karabay M, Ç?nar N, Karakaya Suzan Ö, et al. | J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med
Aim: To investigate the available evidence describing neonatal outcomes in newborns who have SARS-CoV-2 infection in order to guide prevention of COVID-19 in newborns.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
11/25/20
Paul D, Gupta A, Maurya AK | PLoS One
Aim: To evaluate research done, prior to COVID-19 pandemic, on various decontamination methods for reprocessing of N95-FFRs.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
11/25/20
Lee Y, Kirubarajan A, Patro N, et al. | Am J Surg
Aim: To assess all research literature related to changes in surgical practice during disease outbreaks and epidemics, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/23/20
Bedrosian N, Mitchell E, Rohm E, et al. | Environ Sci Technol
Aim: To review the evidence on hygiene intervention effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/20/20
Turkistani K & Turkistani K | J Int Soc Prev Community Dent
Aim: To provide dentists and dental auxiliary with insights regarding risk and precautions during COVID-19 crisis.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/20/20
Park S, Lee Y, Michelow IC, et al. | Open Forum Infect Dis
Aim: To systematically address the global seasonal patterns of human coronavirus (HCoV) infections.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/20/20
Bwire GM, Njiro BJ, Mwakawanga DL, et al. | Med Virol
Aim: To determine the likelihood of vertical transmission among COVID?19 exposed infants and determine whether antibodies against SARS?CoV?2 were generated among COVID?19 vertically exposed but negative infants.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/20/20
Younes S, Younes N, Shurrab F, et al. | Rev Med Virol
Aim: To compile and discuss all articles that describe experimental or natural infections with SARS-CoV-2.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/20/20
National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools | National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools
Aim: To review the evidence on the risk of COVID-19 transmission across different indoor settings in the community.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/19/20
Beaudry G, Zhong S, Whiting D, et al. | BMJ Glob Health
Aim: To synthesise the evidence on outbreaks of highly contagious diseases in prison.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
11/19/20
Liaw J, Saadi R, Patel VA, et al. | Otol Neurotol
Aim: To systematically review the available medical literature to investigate the viral load in the middle ear and mastoid cavity and the potential risk of exposure to airborne viruses during otologic surgery.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/19/20
Mehraeen E, Salehi MA, Behnezhad F, et al. | Infect Disord Drug Targets
Aim: To review the current evidence of COVID-19 transmission modes.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/18/20
Ramos CCR, Roque JLA, Sarmiento DB, et al. | Int J Health Sci
Aim: To review the literature on the use of ultraviolet-C (UV-C) sterilization to assess its clinical efficacy in reducing risk and transmission of nosocomial infections as well as its associated health safety or hazards.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/17/20
Hussein M, Toraih E, Elshazli R, et al. | Ann Surg
Aim: To systematically review and meta-analyze all literature reporting the basic reproductive number (R0), effective reproductive number (Re or Rt), and the serial interval (SI) values of severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/11/20
Mahalingasivam V, Carik A, Tomlinson LA, et al. | Kidney Int Rep
Aim: To synthesise, analyse and appraise what has been learnt so far to help clinicians and policy makers better understand the risks to kidney transplant recipients, as well as identify gaps for future collaborative research for this global health challenge.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
11/9/20
Jeevananthan C, Muhamed NA, Jafaar MH, et al. | BMJ Open
Aim: To identify the effects of temperature, humidity and air quality in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and to determine if the effects are linked to anthropic activities.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
11/1/20
Comas-Herrera A, Salcher-Konrad M, Baumbusch J, et al. | LTC Responses to COVID-19
Aim: To review the evidence on the impact of visitors in terms of infections in care homes, closing care homes to visitors, and restricting visits on quality of care.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/30/20
Egunsola O, Hofmeister M, Dowsett LE, et al. | University of Calgary
Aim: To review the evidence on the control and management of COVID-19, SARS, or MERS in adults 60 years or above living in long-term care facilities.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/29/20
Ling XC, Kang EY, Lin J, et al. | Taiwan J Ophthalmol
Aim: To provide general guidance for ophthalmologists to understand the prevalence of ocular presentation in COVID 19 patients and to reduce the risk of transmission during practice.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/28/20
Comber L, Murchu EO, Drummond L, et al. | Rev Med Virol
Aim: To synthesise the evidence for the potential airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 via aerosols.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/27/20
Hojaij FC, Chinelatto LA, Boog GHP, et al.  | Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol
Aim: To provide an easy access to and a trustful review of the main aspects that have changed in the head and neck surgery and otorhinolaryngology practice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/26/20
Chaabna K, Doraiswamy S, Mamtani R, et al. | Int J Infect Dis
Aim: To inform policymakers and stakeholders by examining and synthesizing available evidence on the effectiveness of cloth and medical facemasks for preventing transmission of respiratory infections in community settings and pointing out the gaps in evidence.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/26/20
de Labry-Lima AO, Bermudez-Tamayo C, Martinez-Olmos J, et al. | Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin
Aim: To compile the available evidence on the use of masks in relation to respiratory infections.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/22/20
Andrews E, Berghofer K, Long J, et al. | Int J Nurs Adv
Aim: To examine current evidence on patient and healthcare provider's satisfaction with the use of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic
INFECTION CONTROL
10/20/20
da Silva PG, Nascimento MSJ, Soares RRG, et al. | Sci Total Environ
Aim: To review the evidence on the viability/stability of aerosols containing SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV viruses.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/19/20
Ortega KL, Rech BO, El Haje GLC, et al. | J Hosp Infect
Aim: To review the evidence on whether hydrogen peroxide mouthwash has a virucidal effect.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
10/19/20
Tasar R, Wiegand C, Elsner P | Contact Dermatitis
Aim: To review the evidence on the irritant effects of alcoholic hand rubs.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/19/20
July J, Pranata R | J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis
Aim: To evaluate the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on stroke care, including the number of stroke alerts/codes, number of reperfusions, and number of thrombectomies during the pandemic compared to those during the pre-pandemic period.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/19/20
Ramaraj P, Super JT, Doyle R, et al. | BMJ Open
Aim: To review the evidence behind UK Government PPE guidance on surgical masks versus respirators for SARS-CoV-2 protection.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
10/14/20
Dehaghi BF, Ghodrati-Torbati A, Teimori G, et al. | Invest Educ Enferm
Aim: To assess the effectiveness of face masks against the novel coronavirus. 
INFECTION CONTROL
10/14/20
Fung HF, Martinez L, Alarid-Escudero F, et al. | Clin Infect Dis
Aim: To review the evidence on the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 within households.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/13/20
Jackson T, Deibert D, Wyatt G, et al. | BMJ Open Respir Res
Aim: To review how official guidance documents and academic publications have classified procedures in terms of whether or not they are aerosol-generating. 
INFECTION CONTROL
10/13/20
Banakar M, Lankarani KB, Jafarpour D, et al. | BMC Oral Health
Aim: To examine the risk of the transmission of the COVID–19 during dental treatments and provides pathways and protective protocols to minimize them, bearing in mind the long-term necessity of actions and realistic, practical measures.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
10/13/20
Sathian B, Asim M, Banerjee I, et al. | Nepal J Epidemiol
Aim: To assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the conduction of clinical trials and research.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/13/20
Han SM, Greenfield G, Majeed A, et al. | J Med Internet Res
Aim: To summarize evidence on the impact of remote consultation in primary care on antibiotic prescribing.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/13/20
Koh WC, Naing L, Chaw L, et al. | PLoS One
Aim:  To estimate the secondary attack rate (SAR) in various settings and to examine whether household transmission differed by symptom status of index case, adult and children (< 18 years old), and relationship to index case.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/9/20
Toomey E, Conway Y, Burton C, et al. | Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Aim: To review the evidence on the extended use or re-use of single-use respirators and surgical masks by frontline healthcare workers.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/7/20
Leochico CFD, Espiritu AI, Ignacio SD, et al. | Front Neurol
Aim: To determine the challenges faced by telerehabilitation in the Philippines.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/7/20
Betancourt JA, Rosenberg MA, Zevallos A, et al. | Healthcare
Aim: To review the evidence on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the provision of care through telemedicine across unique health service lines that include dermatology, oncology, obstetrics/gynecology, and mental health.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/6/20
Olorunsaiye CZ, Yusuf KK, Reinhart K, et al. | Int J MCH AIDS
Aim: To review the evidence on the immunization landscape since the COVID-19 pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/5/20
Noorimotlagh Z, Mirzaee SA, Jaafarzadeh N, et al. | Environ Sci Pollut Res Int
Aim: To collect all available studies concerning inactivation methods, environmental survival, and control and prevention strategies related to SARS-CoV-2. 
INFECTION CONTROL
10/5/20
Chaudhry H, Nadeem S, Mundi R | Clin Orthop Relat Res
Aim: To review the evidence on patient and surgeon satisfaction with the use of telemedicine, differences in outcomes compared to in-person visits and the difference in time commitment.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/2/20
Antikchi MH, Neamatzadeh H, Ghelmani Y, et al. | J Gastrointest Cancer
Aim: To estimate the risk and prevalence of COVID-19 infection in CRC patients using all available data.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/1/20
Chetty T, Daniels BB, Ngandu NK, et al. | S Afr Med J
Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of different point-of-entry screening strategies in achieving a reduction in imported COVID-19 transmission.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/28/20
Rios P, Radhakrishnan A, Williams C, et al. | Syst Rev
Aim: to examine the current guidelines for infection prevention and control (IPAC) of coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) or other coronaviruses in adults 60 years or older living in long-term care facilities (LTCF).
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
9/28/20
Viner RM, Mytton OT, Bonell C, et al. | JAMA Pediatr
Aim: To review the evidence on the susceptibility to and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 by children and adolescents compared with adults.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
9/22/20
Boyce L, Nicolaides M, Hanrahan JG, et al. | J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg
Aim:  To identify all published literature on plastic surgery and COVID-19, in an effort to summarise the evidence for future reference.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/21/20
Moosavi MS, Aminishakib P, Ansari M | J Oral Microbiol
Aim: To review the evidence on the effects of different types of mouthwashes to reduce viral load.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/21/20
Cabrera MA, Karamsetty L, Simpson SA | Psychosomatics
Aim: To provide a critical synthesis of the scientific literature on the pandemic's implications for psychiatric practice.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/21/20
Mecenas P, da Rose Moreira Bastos RT, Vallinoto ACR, et al. | PLoS One
Aim: To describe current knowledge about the emergence and replicability of the virus and its connection with different weather factors such as temperature and relative humidity.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
9/21/20
Luigi B, Francesco B, Giovanni B, et al. | Oral Dis
Aim: To review the evidence on surfaces decontamination and protection masks for SARS-CoV-2 in dental practice.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/21/20
Hamedani S, Farshidfar N, Ziaei A, et al. | European Oral Research
Aim: To review relevant current evidence in literature that has addressed the role of saliva and the threats that may be inherent in transmission of the disease during dental procedures.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/15/20
Bizzoca ME, Campisi G, Lo Muzio L | Int J Environ Res Public Health
Aim: To illustrate the most accepted models of safety protocols in dentistry and oral medicine, and to propose an easy view of the problem and a comparison (pre- vs post-COVID19) for the most common dental procedures.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/15/20
Fiorillo L, Cervino G, Matarese M, et al. | Int J Environ Res Public Health
Aim: To highlight all the sources currently present in the literature concerning the persistence of the different coronaviruses in the environment as well as in medical and dental settings. 
INFECTION CONTROL
9/15/20
Viswanathan M, Kahwati L, Jahn B, et al. | Cochrane Database Syst Rev
Aim: To assess (1) the effectiveness of universal screening for SARS?CoV?2 infection compared with no screening and (2) the accuracy of universal screening in people who have not presented to clinical care for symptoms of COVID?19.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/14/20
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.
UPDATED
WHO COLLABORATIVE
INFECTION CONTROL
9/11/20
Sant'Ana G, Imoto AM, Amorim FF, et al. | Acta Paul Enferm
Aim: To identify evidences regarding infection by SARS-CoV-2 and deaths of healthcare workers and related-risk factors.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/11/20
Rahman HS, Aziz MS,Hussein RH, et al. | Int J Surg Open
Aim: To review the evidence on the causative agent, the main modes of transmission, and sources of COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/10/20
Flumignan RLG, Nakano LCU, Pascoal PIF, et al. | Sao Paulo Med J
Aim: To identify and summarize the evidence from Cochrane systematic reviews (SRs) regarding measures for controlling the dissemination of COVID-19 infection.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/10/20
Serban D, Smarandache CG, Tudor C, et al. | Diagnostics
Aim: To review the available evidence regarding the health risk of the aerosolization induced by laparoscopy induced and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic upon minimally invasive surgery.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/10/20
Bondini CM, Sage S, Wilson BP, et al. | Int Wound J
Aim: To explore the existing evidence around alternative service delivery modalities for treating complex wounds.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/8/20
Wittmeier K, Parsons J, Webber S, et al. | Phys Ther
Aim: To provide a review of the pandemic and physical disaster management literature to summarize physical therapy–specific operational considerations to assist hospital-based leadership teams in planning and response efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/8/20
Barbosa MT, Sousa CS, Morais-Almeida M, et al. | COPD
Aim: To review the effectiveness of telemedicine to treat COPD during the COVID-19 pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/8/20
Samaranayake LP, Fakhruddin KS, Ngo HC, et al. | Acta Odontol Scand
Aim: To review the data on the effectiveness and efficacy of facemasks and respirators, including protective eyewear, with particular emphasis on dental healthcare.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/8/20
Kashi AH, De la Rosette J, Amini E, et al. | Urol J
Aim: To review the current literature on the presence of COVID-19 virus in the urine of infected patients and to explore the clinical features that can predict the presence of COVID-19 in urine.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/3/20
de Camargo MC, Martinez-Silveira MS, Lima AA, et al. | Cien Saude Colet
Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of non-woven face masks for the prevention of respiratory infections (MERS CoV, SARS-CoV, and SARS-CoV-2) in the population.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/3/20
Bentlage E, Ammar A, How D, et al. | Int J Environ Res Public Health
Aim: To provide practical recommendations for maintaining active lifestyles during pandemics.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/2/20
Marasinghe KM | Int J One Health
Aim: To understand available evidence around the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of face mask use in limiting the spread of COVID-19 among individuals who have not yet been diagnosed with COVID-19
INFECTION CONTROL
9/2/20
Gebru AA, Birhanu T, Wendimu E, et al. | Hum Antibodies
Aim: To identify and review a published level of risk, effects response to potential health emergencies, prevention, and control methods of Coronavirus Disease 2019 at the global level.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/1/20
Lapid MI, Seiner S, Heintz H, et al. | Am J Geriatr Psychiatry
Aim: To provide a consensus statement on the clinical practice changes in ECT specific to older adults based on expert group discussions of ECT practitioners across the country and a systematic review of the literature. 
INFECTION CONTROL
8/31/20
Dhir SK, Kumar J, Meena J, et al. | J Trop Pediatr
Aim: To systematically synthesize the currently available literature on various modes of transmission (congenital, intrapartum, and postpartum), clinical features and outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 infection in neonates.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/31/20
Mousavi E, Kananizadeh N, Martinello R, et al. | Environ Sci Technol
Aim:  To review the evidence on the safety of air filtration and air recirculation in healthcare premises. 
INFECTION CONTROL
8/31/20
Rego GNA, Nucci MP, Alves AH, et al. | Vaccines
Aim: To summarize the global race for vaccine development against COVID-19. 
INFECTION CONTROL
8/31/20
Gordon M, Patricio M, Horne L, et al. | Med Teach
Aim: To synthesize published reports of medical educational developments in response to the pandemic, considering descriptions of interventions, evaluation data and lessons learned.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/31/20
Lei H, Xu X, Xiao S, et al. | J Infect
Aim: To assess the secondary attack rate of household COVID-19 transmission.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/31/20
El Boghdady M, Ewalds-Kvist B | Surgeon
Aim: To systematically review the literature regarding the safe use of laparoscopy during COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/31/20
Shorey S, Chan V, et al. | Midwifery
Aim: To consolidate qualitative research studies that examined the experiences and needs of pregnant women, midwives, and nurses of maternity units to provide a way forward for future research and practices during the current pandemic and future epidemics and pandemics.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/31/20
Daphine J, Hebert PC, Ziegler D, et al. | Crit Care Med
Aim: To identify and appraise articles describing criteria used to prioritize or withhold a critical care admission.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/31/20
Derraik JGB, Anderson WA, Connelly EA, et al. | Int J Environ Res Public Health
Aim: To summarize the existing literature on the viability of SARS-CoV-2, the efficacy of key potential disinfection procedures against the virus (specifically ultraviolet light and heat), and the impact of these procedures on FFR performance, material integrity, and/or fit.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/31/20
Copat C, Cristaldi A, Fiore M, et al. | Environ Res
Aim: To provide an update state of art relating the role of air pollution, in particular PM2.5, PM10 and NO2, in COVID-19 spread and lethality.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/27/20
Braithwaite I, Callender T, Bullock M, et al. | Lancet Digit Health
Aim: To assess the effectiveness of automated and semi-automated digital tools for contact tracing, and identify key considerations for successful implementation, to inform the control of COVID-19. 
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
8/27/20
Gertsman S, Agarwal A, O'Hearn K, et al. | J Hosp Infect
Aim: To collect and synthesize existing information on decontamination of N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) using microwave and heat-based treatments, with special attention to impact on mask function (aerosol penetration, airflow resistance), fit, and physical traits.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
8/27/20
Laufs J, Waseem Z | Int J Disaster Risk Reduct
Aim: To explore the short- and long-term effects of epidemics on policing.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/26/20
Rai B, Shukla A, Dwivedi LK | Clin Epidemiol Glob Health
Aim: To review the qualitative and quantitative synthesis of the currently available evidence for the serial interval of COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/26/20
Said M, Ngo V, Hwang J, et al. | Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol
Aim: To review applications of telemedicine for the evaluation of facial trauma to better direct utilization of these methods and technologies during times of limited access to clinical resources such as the COVID?19 pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/25/20
Chirico F, Sacco A, Bragazzi NL, et al. | Int J Environ Res Public Health
Aim: To evaluate the COVID-19 risk associated with the presence of air-conditioning systems.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/23/20
Murphy RP, Dennehy KA, Costello MM, et al. | Age Ageing
Aim: To describe the satisfaction, clinic productivity, clinical benefit, satisfaction and costs associated with the virtual geriatric clinic model of care.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/17/20
Thomson DJ, Yom SS, Saeed H, et al. | Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys
Aim: To aggregate changes in the quality of the evidence supporting these schedules to establish a comprehensive evidence base for future reference and highlight aspects for future study.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/14/20
Luo W, Sun J, Zhang W, et al. | BMJ Open
Aim: To determine the quality of recommendations for optimising management in paediatric wards and provide suggestions to hospital managers for the adjustment of existing hospital prevention and control strategies, and also to offer recommendations for further research.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/12/20
Davalbhakta S, Advani S, Kumar S, et al. | J Med Syst
Aim: To provide an overview of mobile applications being currently utilized for COVID-19 related activities.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
8/12/20
Samanta A, Shetty A, Nelson PC | J Telemed Telecare
Aim: To conduct a systematic literature review of the accuracy and effectiveness of available portable automated refractors compared to the current standard of care, subjective refraction (SR).
INFECTION CONTROL
8/11/20
Jain VK, Lal H, Patralekh MT, et al. | J Clin Orthop Trauma
Aim: To evaluate the fracture types, presentation, treatment, complications, and early outcomes of fractures occurring amidst COVID-19 pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/11/20
Mahendiratta S, Batra G, Sarma P, et al. | Life Sci
Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of the molecular detection techniques in COVID-19. 
INFECTION CONTROL
8/10/20
 | CADTH
Aim: To review the evidence on ongoing clinical trials of novel vaccines for the prevention of COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/9/20
Haider Z, Aweid B, Subramanian P, et al. | J Telemed Telecare
Aim: To explore evidence for telemedicine in orthopaedics to determine its advantages, validity, effectiveness and utilisation.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/1/20
Monaghesh E, Hajizadeh A | BMC Public Health
Aim: To identify the role of telehealth services during COVID-19 outbreak.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
7/31/20
Clark EG, Hiremath S, Soroka SD, et al. | Can J Kidney Health Dis
Aim: To synthesize guidance documents from the broader nephrology community in an effort to provide the best possible care to the largest number of patients with kidney disease while also ensuring the safety of the health care team.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/31/20
Seresirikachorn K, Phoophiboon V, Chobarporn T, et al. | Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of existing decontamination methods of surgical masks and N95 FFRs and provide evidence-based recommendations for selecting an appropriate decontamination method.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/30/20
Shah K, Saxena D, Mavalankar D | QJM
Aim: To assess global statistics and characteristics of household secondary attack rate (SAR) of COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/28/20
Sultan S, Siddique SM, Altayar O, et al. | Gastroenterology
Aim: To address the role of implementing a SARS-CoV-2 pretesting strategy before endoscopy.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/28/20
Radulesco T, Lechien JR, Sowerby L, et al. | Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol
Aim: To summarize recommendations for sinus and anterior skull base surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
7/27/20
Cabrera-Tasayco FDP, Rivera-Carhuavilca JM, Atoche-Socola KJ, et al. | Disaster Med Public Health Prep
Aim: To determine biosecurity measures at the dental office after the appearance of COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/27/20
Elsner P | J of the German Society of Derm
Aim: To answer the questions i) to which extent teledermatological procedures were used by dermatologists in the course of the COVID?19 pandemic and ii) which experiences with the application of teledermatological procedures in dermatological practices and clinics were reported in the literature
INFECTION CONTROL
7/25/20
Rahman J, Mumin J, Fakhruddin B | Ann Glob Health
Aim: To appraise the frequency of T-zone (eyes, nose, mouth, chin) touching in humans to comprehend the challenge of its restriction, and thus support public health professionals to produce evidence synthesis guidance for public.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/25/20
Katims AB, Razdan S, Eilender BM, et al. | Urol Oncol
Aim: To provide a review of high-risk urologic cancers and the feasibility of delaying surgery without impacting oncologic or mortality outcomes.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/22/20
Patterson TJ, Currie PJ, Beck J, et al. | Surgeon
Aim: To conduct an objective, systematic review of studies reporting on viral transmission risk comparing laparoscopic and open surgery.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/20/20
O'Hearn K, Gertsman S, Sampson M, et al. | J Hosp Infect
Aim: To synthesize existing data on the effectiveness of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) for N95 FFR decontamination.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/20/20
Noorimotlagh Z, Karami C, Mirzaee SA, et al. | Int Immunopharmacol
Aim: To help researchers to produce vaccine by collecting data for the control and prevention of SARS-CoV-2 and the immune and bioinformatic identification of T-cell and B-cell epitopes.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/14/20
Murphy E, Fenelon C, Murphy RP, et al. | Clin Orthop Relat Res
Aim: To describe (1) adverse outcomes, (2) cost reductions, and (3) efficiencies associated with the virtual fracture clinic model.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/14/20
Oltean M, Softeland JM, Bagge J, et al. | Infect Dis
Aim: To pool the individual and aggregated data from available case-series on kidney transplant patients and the risk of COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/14/20
de Pablo GS, Vaquerizo-Serrano J, Catalan A, et al. | J Affect Disord
Aim: To review the evidence on the impact of SARS/MERS/COVID-19 on physical and mental health outcomes of health care workers.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
7/14/20
Ning AY, Cabrera CI, D'Anza B | Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol
Aim: To evaluate existing literature on telemedicine and assess overall image quality, diagnostic concordance, and patient and provider satisfaction with telemedicine technologies.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/13/20
Koletsi D, Belibasakis GN, Eliades T | J Dent Res
Aim: To identify and rank the effectiveness of different interventions used in dental practice to reduce microbial load in aerosolized compounds.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/8/20
Rodriguez-Martinez CE, Sossa-Briceno MP, Cortes-Luna JA | Am J Infect Control
Aim: To summarize all of the available evidence on the different decontamination methods that might allow disposable N95 FFRs to be reused, with emphasis on decontamination from SARS-CoV-2.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/3/20
Russo B, Iudici M | Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Aim: To provide a summary of preventative or therapeutic interventions specifically designed for healthcare workers facing with COVID-19 pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/3/20
Amaefule CE, Sasitharan A, Kalra P, et al. | Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol
Aim: To review the evidence on the screening and diagnostic accuracy of the haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test in women with and without risk factors for gestational diabetes.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/2/20
Checkol WB, Melesse DY | Trends in Anaesthesia & Critical Care
Aim: To review the evidence on operating room safety protocols and protection of both the patient and health care personnel.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/2/20
Dorfman R, Saadat S, Gupta N et al. | Plast Reconstr Surg
Aim: To provide clear recommendations for plastic surgeons to follow during the COVID-19 pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
6/27/20
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
6/25/20
Goh XL, Low YF, Ng CH, et al. | ADC Fetal & Neonatal Edition
Aim: To determine a more precise risk of vertical transmission, either intrauterine or during delivery, by pooling evidence from current studies.
INFECTION CONTROL
6/21/20
Yirgu R, Selamu M, Wondimagegnehu A, et al. | Ethiopian J Health Dev
Aim: To synthesize available evidence on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and public health control measures to inform policy, programs and research on COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
6/18/20
Jameleddine M, Harzallah N, Jebali MC, et al. | Department of Evaluation Interventions and Health Technologies
Aim: To review the effectiveness and value of the use of spray booths for disinfectants on humans as a preventive measure at the entrance to establishments, with the aim of reducing the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
INFECTION CONTROL
6/18/20
Novara G, Checcucci E, Crestani A, et al. | Eur Urol
Aim: To perform a systematic review of the literature and evaluate all the available studies on urological applications of telehealth.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
6/12/20
Ryan J, Okeibunor J, Talisuna A, et al. | Pan Afr Med J
Aim: To examine the evidence on the setting up and relaxation of public health measures for containing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
INFECTION CONTROL
6/10/20
Marra DE, Hamlet KM, Bauer RM, et al. | Clin Neuropsychol
Aim: To review the evidence on the effectiveness of teleneuropsychology for older adults.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
6/9/20
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
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
6/5/20
Leclerc QJ, Fuller NM, Knight LE, et al. | Wellcome Open Res
Aim: To gather information on reported clusters of COVID-19 cases to determine types of settings in which SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurred. 
INFECTION CONTROL
5/21/20
Taminato M, Mizusaki-Imoto | Acta Paul Enferm
Aim: To identify, systematically review, and summarize the best scientific evidence available on the efficacy and safety of homemade cloth face masks for the community.
INFECTION CONTROL
5/15/20
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.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
5/12/20
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
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
4/24/20
Yeasmin M, Tasnim J, Akram A, et al. | Bangladesh J Infect Dis
Aim: To identify the different plausible routes of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 into the human body.
INFECTION CONTROL
4/22/20
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
4/17/20
Yin X, Wang X, Xu S, et al. | Public Health
Aim: To examine which type of mask and manner of wearing is the best suitable respiratory personal protective equipment for preventing the viral respiratory infectious diseases.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
4/15/20
Zorko D, Gertsman S, O'Hearn K, et al. | J Hosp Infect
Aim: To identify and synthesize data from original research evaluating interventions to decontaminate surgical masks for the purpose of reuse.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
4/10/20
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
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
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
4/2/20
Brooks SK, Smith LE, Webster RK, et al. | Euro Surveill
Aim: To summarise existing literature on children’s activities and contacts made outside the home during unplanned school closures.
INFECTION CONTROL
3/13/20
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
Brooks SK, Webster RK, Smith LE, et al.  | Lancet
Aim: To review of the psychological impact of quarantine
INFECTION CONTROL
3/1/20
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
 | Public Health Wales Observatory
Aim: To review the evidence on post vaccination recovery practices in non-healthcare settings.
INFECTION CONTROL