COVID-19 Evidence Reviews
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11/25/21
Kim HB, Kim JH, Wolf BJ | Eur j Clin Pharmacol
Aim: To exhaustively demonstrate the effect of acid suppression treatments on the risk of COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/25/21
Rotshild V, Hirsh-Raccah B, Miskin I, et al. | Sci Rep
Aim: To compare the efficacy of new COVID-19 vaccines to prevent symptomatic and severe disease in the adult population and to prevent symptomatic COVID-19 among the elderly. 
RECENTLY UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
11/25/21
Iezadi S, Gholipour K, Azami-Aghdash S, et al. | PLoS ONE
Aim: To examine the effects of NPHIs on the COVID-19 case growth rate, death growth rate, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admission, and reproduction number in countries, where NPHIs have been implemented. 
RECENTLY UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
11/23/21
Shekaraiah S, Suresh K | J Voice
Aim: To explore the effect of various masks on voice production parameters.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/23/21
Xu W, Li X, Dong Y, et al.  | J Glob Health
Aim: To investigate the extent of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in schools. 
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
11/22/21
Shah S, Gwee SXW, Ng JQX, et al. | Sci Total Environ
Aim: To assess the performance of wastewater surveillance as early warning system of COVID-19 community transmission.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/17/21
Dogan O, Tiwari S, Jabbar MA, et al. | Complex Intell Systems
Aim: To describe, analyze and synthesize the studies related to the AI/ML implementations in the COVID-19 outbreak. 
INFECTION CONTROL
11/17/21
Chandan S, Khan SR, Deliwala S, et al. | J Med Virol
Aim: To assess incidence of postvaccination SARS-CoV-2 infection among vaccinated HCWs.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/16/21
Liu Q, Qin C, Liu M, et al. | Infect Dis Poverty
Aim: To systematically evaluate the effectiveness and safety of COVID-19 vaccines in the real world and to establish a reliable evidence-based basis for the actual protective effect of the COVID-19 vaccines.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/16/21
Uaprasert N, Panrong K, Rojnuckarin P, et al. | Thromb J
Aim: To determine whether SARS-CoV-2 vaccines increase the risks of thromboembolism and hemorrhage.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
11/11/21
Jefferson T, Spencer EA, Brassey J, et al. | Clin Microbiol Infect
Aim: To determine infectiousness and probable contribution of asymptomatic (at the time of testing) to pandemic SARS-CoV-2 spread.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/9/21
Nindrea RD, Usman E, Katar Y, et al. | Clin Epidemiol Glob Health
Aim: To find the acceptance of COVID-19 vaccination and correlated variables.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/9/21
Maharana A, Amutorine M, Sengeh MD, et al. | Sci Afr
Aim: To review the evidence on the use of technology during the initial wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in most African countries.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/8/21
Signorelli C, Odone A, Gianfredi V, et al. | Acta Biomed
Aim: To reconstruct the epidemiological dynamics of the first wave of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the Lombardy Region.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/8/21
Riccò M, Gualerzi G, Ranzieri S, et al. | Acta Biomed
Aim: To explore the occurrence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in HCWs.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/8/21
Li M, Yang X, Jiang L, et al. | BMJ Open
Aim: To comprehensively and objectively evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in healthy individuals.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
11/8/21
Fu W, Sivajohan B, McClymont E, et al. | Int J Gynaecol Obstet
Aim: To summarize the safety, immunogenicity, and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy and lactation.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
11/8/21
Byambasuren O, Beller E, Clark J, et al. | Antimicrob Resist Infect Control
Aim: To synthesize all available research on the potential impact of eye protection on transmission of SARS-CoV-2.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
11/8/21
Tsang TK, Wang C, Yang B, et al. | Nat Commun
Aim: To extract information on disease severity among index cases and secondary cases identified by contact tracing of index cases for COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/5/21
Karki SJ, Joachim A, Heinsohn T, et al. | BMJ Open
Aim: To summarise the comparative risk of infection in school staff and their contribution to SARS-CoV-2 transmission.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
11/4/21
Amanzio M, Mitsikostas DD, Giovannelli F, et al. | Lancet Reg Health Am
Aim: To compare the rates of solicited AEs in the active and placebo groups of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines approved by the Western pharmaceutical regulatory agencies.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/4/21
Kim SJ, Cho YJ, Lee DW | Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc
Aim: To evaluate whether COVID-19-related period of societal restrictions and nationwide in 2020 were associated with a significant change in types and frequency of traumatic fractures.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/4/21
Vaselli NM, Hungerford D, Shenton B, et al. | PLoS One
Aim: To review the evidence on the seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in Europe.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
11/2/21
Desai HD, Sharma K, Shah A, et al. | J Cosmet Dermatol
Aim: To describe the demographic, clinical, morphological characteristics, outcomes, and timing of development of herpes zoster to the various COVID-19 vaccines. And to identify on whether COVID-19 vaccine has temporal relationship between development of herpes zoster (HZ).
INFECTION CONTROL
11/2/21
Corti C, Antonarelli G, Scotté F, et al. | Ann Oncol
Aim: To investigate the current available evidence about the immunogenicity of COVID-19 vaccines in patients with cancer (PsC).
INFECTION CONTROL
11/2/21
Khosravizadeh O, Ahadinezhad B, Maleki A, et al. | Int J Risk Saf Med
Aim: To identify social distancing strategies and policies and their impact on the COVID-19 pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/2/21
Pian W, Chi J, Ma F | Inf Process Manag
Aim: To synthesize the existing literature on the causes and impacts of COVID-19 infodemic and to summarize the proposed strategies to fight with COVID-19 infodemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/1/21
Vandepitte S, Alleman T, Nopens I, et al. | Value Health
Aim: To review the available cost-effectiveness studies on different policy measures to protect, detect, prevent/contain, and treat COVID-19 infections.
INFECTION CONTROL
11/1/21
Yaacoub S, Khabsa J, El-Khoury R, et al.  | BMC Infect Dis
Aim: To review the evidence on the association between engaging in swimming-related activities and COVID-19 transmission; and the effects of strategies for preventing COVID-19 transmission during swimming-related activities.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/29/21
Sharif N, Alzahrani KJ, Ahmed SN, et al. | Front Immunol
Aim: To review the evidence on the efficacy and safety of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/27/21
Kamal A, Hodson A, Pearce JM | Vaccines
Aim: To identify factors influencing COVID-19 vaccination uptake between minority ethnic groups in the UK.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
10/27/21
Garg I, Hanif H, Javed N, et al. | Infect Dis Rep
Aim: To review the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the LGBTQ+ population, reasons for, and recommendations to address vaccine hesitancy.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/27/21
Soares RC, Rocha JS, da Rosa SV, et al.  | Epidemiol Health
Aim: To conduct a systematic review of COVID-19 related biosafety guidelines for dental clinical practice in early pandemic, focusing on quality assessment.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/27/21
Lv M, Luo X, Shen Q, et al.  | Vaccines
Aim: To identify the safety, immunogenicity, and protective efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines in children and adolescents.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/27/21
Ho TC, Chen YA, Chan HP, et al. | Vaccines
Aim: To summarize the current findings on the safety and immunogenicity of this heterologous vaccination and elucidate their implications against SARS-CoV-2. 
INFECTION CONTROL
10/27/21
Nehal KR, Steendam LM, Campos Ponce M, et al. | Vaccines
Aim: To estimate the vaccination intention and identify determinants of willingness and hesitancy.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/26/21
Ataei M, Shirazi FM, Nakhaee S, et al. | Environ Sci Pollut Res Int
Aim: To review the evidence related to fabric masks' effectiveness and various fabrics against coronavirus.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/26/21
Mayo M, Potugari B, Bzeih R, et al. | Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes
Aim: To assess the impact of measures designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on worldwide cancer screening.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
10/26/21
Silva MT, Galvao TF, Chapman E, et al. | Implement Sci
Aim: To assess the effects of dissemination interventions to improve healthcare workers' adherence with IPC guidelines for respiratory infectious diseases in the workplace.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/26/21
Sartori A, Balla A, Agresta F, et al. | Minerva Surg
Aim: To report and to analyze if there is and what is the impact of telemedicine in the surgical practice during COVID-19 pandemic. 
INFECTION CONTROL
10/25/21
Martins CPV, Xavier CSF, Cobrado L | J Hosp Infect
Aim: To review the evidence on the efficacy of several disinfection methods against SARS-CoV-2.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/25/21
de Araujo CM, Guariza-Filho O, Gonçalves FM, et al. | Int Arch Occup Environ Health
Aim: To analyze the effectiveness of the use of PPE in closed environments, in situations similar to waiting rooms or examination rooms of healthcare facilities, in the face of exposure to a bioaerosol.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
10/25/21
Lo Muzio L, Ambosino M, Lo Muzio E, et al. | Int J Environ Res Public Health
Aim: To carry out a systematic search of literature on the SARS-CoV-2 reinfection in order to understand the success of the global vaccine campaigns.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/25/21
Chang TH, Chen YC, Chen WY, et al. | Nutrients
Aim: To investigate the impact of lockdown on body weight in the pediatric population.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/22/21
Shamshirsaz AA, Hessami K, Morain S, et al. | Am J Perinatol
Aim: To assess the level of intent to receive COVID-19 vaccination and demographical factors influencing vaccine uptake among pregnant individuals.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/20/21
Frazer K, Mitchell L, Stokes D, et al. | BMJ Open
Aim: To investigate measures implemented in LTCF to reduce transmission of COVID-19 and their effect on morbidity and mortality of residents, staff and visitors.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/20/21
Veronese N, Saccaro C, Demurtas J, et al. | Ageing Res Rev
Aim: To investigate the prevalence of unwillingness and the uncertainty to vaccinate against COVID-19 in older people and the factors that can be associated with the unwillingness to vaccinate.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/18/21
Pearce LA, Vaisey A, Keen C, et al. | Health Justice
Aim: To identify, collate, and summarise guidance for the prevention and control of COVID-19 in custodial settings in the first six months of 2020.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
10/18/21
Harder T, Külper-Schiek W, Reda S, et al. | Euro Surveill
Aim: To assess the extent to which COVID-19 vaccines are able to prevent symptomatic and asymptomatic infections to guide public health recommendations and develop strategies for fully vaccinated people.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
10/18/21
Li Z, Li Q, Wang X, et al. | Cancer Med
Aim: To compare the efficacy and safety of HATACE with monotherapy.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/15/21
Deana NF, Seiffert A, Aravena-Rivas Y, et al. | Int J Environ Res Public Health
Aim: To determine the principal recommendations for reducing exposure to SARS-CoV-2 and the risk of infection in the dental clinic setting.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/13/21
Peters A, Lotfinejad N, Palomo R, et al. | Antimicrob Resist Infect Control
Aim: To assess the microbiological efficacy of decontamination methods of N95/FFP2 respirators. 
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
10/12/21
Zhu Z, Xu L, Chen G | Hum Vaccin Immunother
Aim: To compare gender differences in the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccination.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/12/21
Sanfilippo F, Tigano S, La Rosa V, et al. | Braz J Anesthesiol
Aim: To evaluate the influence of wearing PPE as compared to standard uniform regarding time-to-intubation (TTI) and success rate.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/8/21
Wake AD | Glob Pediatr Health
Aim: To determine the acceptance rate toward COVID-19 vaccine in Africa.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/8/21
Vaccaro C, Mahmoud F, Aboulatta L, et al. | BMC Pregnancy Childbirth
Aim: To evaluate the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on the incidence of low birth weight (LBW), preterm birth (PTB), and stillbirth.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/7/21
Palaiodimou L, Stefanou MI, Katsanos AH, et al. | Neurology
Aim: To systematically evaluate the proportion of CVST among TTS cases and assess its characteristics and outcomes.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/7/21
Matta I, Laganà AS, Ghabi E, et al.  | Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol
Aim: To evaluate the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in surgical smoke and aerosols during laparoscopy and open surgery.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/7/21
Thomas Craig KJ, Rizvi R, Willis VC, et al. | JMIR Public Health Surveill
Aim: To identify and synthesize evidence regarding the effectiveness of contact tracing on infectious viral disease outcomes.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/7/21
Ferdous F | Inquiry
Aim: To systematically analyze the impact of COVID-19-related social distancing requirements on older adults living in long-term care facilities (LTCFs).
INFECTION CONTROL
10/5/21
Hammerstein S, König C, Dreisörner T, et al. | Front Psychol
Aim: To review the evidence on the general effect of COVID-19-related school closures in spring 2020 on student achievement in primary and secondary education.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/4/21
Kojima N, Shrestha NK, Klausner JD | Eval Health Prof
Aim: To estimate the risk of SARS-CoV-2 reinfection among those previously infected with SARS-CoV-2.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/30/21
Aye YN, Mai AS, Zhang A, et al.  | QJM
Aim: To evaluate cardiac complications associated with COVID-19 vaccination.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
9/30/21
Hajure M, Tariku M, Bekele F, et al.  | Infect Drug Resist
Aim: To provide the latest assessment of healthcare workers’ attitudes toward the COVID-19 vaccination and its contributing factor worldwide.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
9/30/21
Sun P, Luan F, Xu D, et al. | Medicine
Aim: To review the evidence on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on immediate breast reconstruction.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/30/21
Cavanna L, Citterio C, Toscani I | Vaccines
Aim: To assesse the seroconversion rate and the safety of COVID-19 vaccinations in cancer patients. 
INFECTION CONTROL
9/30/21
Pérez-Bermejo M, Peris-Ochando B, Murillo-Llorente MT | Nutrients
Aim: To study the impact that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can have on breastfeeding, and whether the virus or antibodies can be transmitted from mother to child through milk. 
INFECTION CONTROL
9/30/21
Shaterian N, Abdi F, Atarodi Kashani Z, et al. | Arch Acad Emerg Med
Aim: To assess the impact of facemasks and respirators on reducing the spread of respiratory viruses.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/30/21
Fan YJ, Chan KH, Hung IF | Vaccines
Aim: To compare the safety and efficacy of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines according to vaccine platform and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-COV-2) infection severity.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/30/21
Januszek SM, Faryniak-Zuzak A, Barna? E, et al. | Medicina
Aim: To conduct a systematic review regarding the approach of pregnant women toward vaccination against COVID-19, with particular regard to determinants of COVID-19 vaccination acceptance.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/30/21
Rostami A, Sepidarkish M, Fazlzadeh A, et al. | Clin Microbiol Infect
Aim: To estimate the global and regional SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalences around the world.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/30/21
Katsikas Triantafyllidis K, Giannos P, Mian IT, et al. | Vaccines
Aim: To provide an overview of reported cases of VZV reactivation following COVID-19 vaccination.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/28/21
Davey MS, Davey MG, Hurley R, et al. | J Sport Rehabil
Aim: To evaluate the reported rates of return to play (RTP) in conjunction with the expert-derived guidelines previously recommended to enable safe RTP post COVID-19 infection.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/28/21
Veys K, Dockx K, Van Remoortel H, et al. | BMC Public Health
Aim: To summarize the effectiveness of community-based hand hygiene promotion programs on infection transmission, health outcomes and behavioral outcomes during epidemic periods in the context of respiratory droplet-transmissible diseases.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/23/21
Konetzka RT, White EM, Pralea A, et al. | J Am Geriatr Soc
Aim: To review the empirical evidence on facility characteristics associated with COVID-19 cases and deaths.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/22/21
Farrukh L, Mumtaz A, Sana MK | Rev Med Virol
Aim: To study the possibility of re-infection in patients diagnosed with Covid-19, after being discharged from the hospital. 
INFECTION CONTROL
9/17/21
Chhibber A, Kharat A, Kneale D, et al. | BMC Public Health
Aim: To measure the extent to which COVID-19 related policies reflect equity considerations by focusing on the global policy landscape around wearing masks and personal protection equipment (PPE).
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
9/17/21
Vardoulakis S, Espinoza Oyarce DA, et al. | Sci Total Environ
Aim: To assess the risk of transmission of viral or bacterial infections through inhalation, surface contact, and faecal-oral routes in public washrooms in healthcare and non-healthcare environments.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
9/16/21
Siddiquea BN, Shetty A, Bhattacharya O, et al. | BMJ Open
Aim: To assess the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of the global general population regarding COVID-19.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
9/16/21
Barceló MA, Saez M | Environ Sci Eur
Aim: To assess the methodological limitations in studies that evaluated the effects of environmental and socioeconomic variables on the spread of COVID-19.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
9/16/21
Stratil JM, Biallas RL, Burns J, et al.  | Cochrane Database Syst Rev
Aim: To assess the effects of non-pharmacological measures implemented in long-term care facilities to prevent or reduce the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 infection among residents, staff, and visitors.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/15/21
Mawalla WF, Njiro BJ, Bwire GM, et al. | EJHaem
Aim: To gather current evidence on the transmission of SARS?CoV?2 via blood and its derivatives.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
9/14/21
Weiss MJ, Hornby L, Foroutan F, et al.  | Transplant Direct
Aim: To create rigorously developed clinical practice recommendations that address the priorities of ODT activity during the pandemic. 
INFECTION CONTROL
9/13/21
Sadjadi M, Mörschel KS, Petticrew M | Eur J Public Health
Aim: To identify factors influencing the acceptability and implementation of social distancing measures.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/10/21
Heinrich J, Zhao T, Quartucci C, et al. | Gesundheitswesen
Aim: To identify epidemiological studies on the risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2 during travel by train and bus.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/9/21
Cascini F, Pantovic A, Al-Ajlouni Y, et al. | EClinicalMedicine
Aim: To review the evidence regarding attitudes and hesitancy to receiving COVID-19 vaccination among the general population in a variety of geographical contexts.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/9/21
Eberle C, Stichling S | Diabetol Metab Syndr
Aim: To examine the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on glycemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D).
INFECTION CONTROL
9/9/21
Ciapponi A, Bardach A, Mazzoni A, et al. | Vaccine
Aim: To evaluate the effects of COVID-19 vaccines that the COVAX-MIWG selected in August 2020, or their components used in other vaccines, on pregnancy safety outcomes.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
9/8/21
Keng BMH, Gan WH, Tam YC, et al. | JAAD Int
Aim: To determine common PPE-related dermatoses, affected body sites, and implicated occupational contactants.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
9/8/21
Wang J, Chen X, Guo Z, et al. | Comput Struct Biotechnol J
Aim: To compare the superspreading potential of SARS, MERS, and COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/8/21
Veronese N, Petrovic M, Benetos A, et al. | Ageing Res Rev
Aim: To investigate whether published and ongoing phase II-III randomized clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines included a representative sample of older adults.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/7/21
Kamarullah W, Sabrina AP, Rocky MA, et al. | Indian Heart J
Aim: To evaluate the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the delivery of care systems and clinical outcomes in STEMI patients.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
9/7/21
Williams SP, Leong SC | Clin Otolaryngol
Aim: To examine articles which consider either the quantification of risk or strategies to mitigate risk specifically in the setting of rhinological surgery.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/7/21
Rosca EC, Heneghan C, Spencer EA, et al. | J Travel Med
Aim: To review the evidence on SARS-CoV-2 transmission aboard aircraft, report policy implications, and highlight research gaps requiring urgent attention.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/3/21
Hesaraki M, Akbarizadeh M, Ahmadidarrehsima S, et al. | Rev Environ Health
Aim: To evaluate the knowledge, attitude, practice, and clinical recommendations of health care workers (HCWs) towards COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
9/1/21
Rathnayake D, Clarke M, Jayasinghe V. | PLoS One
Aim: To synthesize global evidence on policy strategies with a unique insight to patient prioritisation methods to reduce waiting times for elective surgeries. 
INFECTION CONTROL
8/31/21
Iheanacho CO, Eze UIH, Adida EA. | Bull Natl Res Cent
Aim: To assess the evidence of “real world” effectiveness of BNT162b2 and ChAdOx1 vaccines in the general populations.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/30/21
Madewell ZJ, Yang Y, Longini IM Jr, 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
8/30/21
Salomoni MG, Di Valerio Z, Gabrielli E, et al. | Vaccines
Aim: To systematically review literature on vaccine acceptance, to define more precisely the extent of VH associated with the ongoing vaccination campaign against COVID-19, and thus try to identify subpopulations at increased risk for VH, deserving target strategies.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/30/21
Chen J, Cai Y, Chen Y, et al. | Vaccines
Aim: To calculate the pooled event rate of NMAEs after COVID-19 vaccination.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
8/30/21
Amereh F, Negahban-Azar M, Isazadeh S, et al. | Pathogens
Aim: To provide state-of-the-knowledge on the occurrence and existing methods for sampling procedures, detection/quantification of SARS-CoV-2 in sewage samples.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/30/21
Bignucolo A, Scarabel L, Mezzalira S, et al. | Vaccines
Aim: To investigate the influence of sex on the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/30/21
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.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
8/30/21
Munro A, Booth H, Gray NM, et al. | Int J Environ Res Public Health
Aim: To inform current and future responses to coronavirus outbreaks by identifying and critically appraising the empirical evidence relating to the impact of novel coronavirus outbreaks of the 21st Century on problem drug users, with a particular focus on COVID-19
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
8/26/21
Romoli M, Eusebi P, Forlivesi S, et al. | Int J Stroke
Aim: To review and meta-analyze variations in stroke admissions, rate and timing of reperfusion treatments during the 1st-wave COVID pandemic versus the pre-pandemic timeframe depending on stroke network model adopted.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/26/21
Dykgraaf SH, Matenge S, Desborough J, et al. | J Am Med Dir Assoc
Aim: To review the evidence on strategies to reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in long-term care facilities.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/26/21
Barnawi GM, Barnawi AM, Samarkandy S | Cureus
Aim: To assess the prevalence and types of dermatological manifestations associated with wearing PPE for a long time during the COVID-19 pandemic period.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/23/21
Wei Y, Wei L, Liu Y, et al. | Infection
Aim: To estimate the central tendency and dispersion for incubation period of COVID-19 and, in turn, assess the effect of a certain length of quarantine for close contacts in active monitoring.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/23/21
Chiu N, Chi H, Tu Y, et al. | Expert Rev Vaccines
Aim: To review the evidence on the immunogenicity and reactogenicity of heterologous vaccination.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/23/21
Prajapat M, Handa V, Sarma P, et al. | Indian J Pharmacol
Aim: To review the different mutation strains (variant of concern [VOC] and variant of interest [VOI]) which were found in different countries such as the UK, Singapore, China, Germany, Vietnam, Western Africa, Dublin, Ireland, Brazil, Iran, Italy, France, America, and Philippines.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/17/21
Walsh S, Chowdhury A, Braithwaite V, et al.  | BMJ Open
Aim: To summarise observational evidence of the effect of school closures and school reopenings on SARS-CoV-2 community transmission.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
8/17/21
Zheng HL, Guo ZL, Wang ML, et al. | Environ Sci Pollut Res Int
Aim: To review the evidence on the association between COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) transmission and meteorological factors.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/17/21
Liu CY, Berlin J, Kiti MC, et al. | Epidemiology
Aim: To synthesize empirical data on the changing social contact patterns during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
INFECTION CONTROL
8/17/21
Shanbehzadeh M, Kazemi-Arpanahi H, Kalkhajeh SG, et al. | J Educ Health Promot
Aim: To identify the telemedicine applications in the COVID-19 pandemic (tele-COVID) according to interaction modes, transmission modalities, and disease categories.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/16/21
Walsh KA, Tyner B, Broderick N, et al. | Rev Med Virol
Aim: To summarize the evidence regarding the effectiveness of public health measures at preventing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 at mass gatherings.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/16/21
Scquizzato T, D'Amico F, Rocchi M, et al. | Prehosp Emerg Care
Aim: To analyse how the pandemic impacted the system-of-care of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
8/10/21
Sharifian-Dorche M, Bahmanyar M, Sharifian-Dorche A, et al. | J Neurol Sci
Aim: To review the reported cases of CVST and VITT following the COVID-19 vaccination.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/9/21
Ingram C, Downey V, Roe M, et al.  | Int J Environ Res Public Health
Aim: To synthesize evidence assessing the effectiveness of COVID-19 IPC measures implemented in global workplace settings.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/9/21
Kovoor JG, Tivey DR, Ovenden CD, et al. | BJS Open
Aim: To characterize surgical evolution following COVID-19. 
UPDATED
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8/5/21
Kumar S, Saurabh MK, Maharshi V | J Adv Pharm Technol Res
Aim: To review and compare the available early phase clinical data of COVID-19 vaccine candidates which have reached phase 3 of clinical development. 
INFECTION CONTROL
8/2/21
Cherrie JW, Cherrie MPC, Smith A, et al. | Ann Work Expo Health
Aim: To evaluate the evidence for air and surface contamination of workplace environments with SARS-CoV-2 RNA and the quality of the methods used to identify actions necessary to improve the quality of the data.
INFECTION CONTROL
8/2/21
Irfan O, Li J, Tang K, et al. | J Glob Health
Aim: To assess transmission and risks for SARS-CoV-2 in children (by age-groups or grades) in community and educational-settings compared to adults.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/29/21
Wu Q, Dudley MZ, Chen X, et al. | BMC Med
Aim: To provide comprehensive overview of the safety profile of COVID-19 vaccines by using meta-analysis technique.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/29/21
Mohsenpour A, Bozorgmehr K, Rohleder S, et al. | EClinicalMedicine
Aim: To review the evidence on SARS-Cov-2 infection, transmission, outcomes of disease, effects of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI), and the effectiveness of strategies for infection prevention and control (IPC).
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
7/28/21
Belluco S, Mancin M, Marzoli F, et al. | Eur J Epidemiol
Aim: To estimate SARS-CoV-2 prevalence on inanimate surfaces, identifying risk levels according to surface characteristics.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/27/21
Lieneck C, Herzog B, Krips R | Healthcare
Aim: To identify and classify facilitators and barriers related to the delivery of routine care during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/27/21
Silvestre FJ, Martinez-Herrera M, Márquez-Arrico CF, et al. | J Clin Exp Dent
Aim: To offer a clinical protocol to reduce the risk of infection of COVID-19 in dental settings.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/27/21
Yin B, Bi YM, Sun L, et al. | Front Public Health
Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of integrated medicine therapy for patients with COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/27/21
Ford N, Holmer HK, Chou R, et al. | EClinicalMedicine
Aim: To summarize the study designs, outcomes, and key quality indicators of using ecological data to evaluate the association between mask wearing and COVID-19 outcomes. 
INFECTION CONTROL
7/27/21
Tarun V, Anurag T, Yugal K, et al. | J Anthrosc Jt Surg
Aim: To review various operating room measures which are recommended and being followed to carry out orthopaedic surgeries in the current scenario of COVID 19 pandemic. 
INFECTION CONTROL
7/26/21
Chen X, Chen Z, Azman AS, et al.  | Clin Infect Dis
Aim: To summarize the evidence on neutralization ability against various SARS-CoV-2 variants among those previously infected with strains from the original SARSCoV-2 lineage and those who have been vaccinated
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
7/21/21
Snehota M, Vlckova J, Cizkova K, et al. | Bratisl Lek Listy
Aim: To review the evidence on people´s intention to receive a vaccine against COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/21/21
Scappaticcio L, Maiorino MI, Iorio S, et al. | J Endocrinol Invest
Aim: To systematically collect the literature data on the characteristics of those thyroid operations performed and to assess the safety/risks associated with thyroid surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/19/21
Luo C, Yang Y, Liu Y, et al.  | Am J Infect Control
Aim: To gain insight into willingness and its influencing factors to vaccinate against COVID-19 among health care workers (HCWs).
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
7/16/21
Ranse J, Beckwith D, Khan A, et al. | Prehosp Disaster Med
Aim: To identify and analyze papers relating to novel respiratory viruses with pandemic potential and to inform MGE planning.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/16/21
Ling Y, Zhong J, Luo J, et al. | J Med Virol
Aim: To systematically evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccines currently undergoing clinical trials.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/15/21
Low JM, Low YW, Zhong Y, et al. | Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed
Aim: To review the evidence on the production of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in human milk of individuals who had COVID-19, and antibodies' ability to neutralise SARS-CoV-2 infectivity.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
7/14/21
Jenniskens K, Bootsma MCJ, Damen JAAG, et al. | BMJ Open
Aim: To systematically review evidence on effectiveness of contact tracing apps (CTAs) for SARS-CoV-2 on epidemiological and clinical outcomes.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/13/21
Tegegne GT, Kefale B, Engidaw MT, et al. | Front Public Health
Aim: To investigate the level of KAP and associated factors among HCPs about COVID-19. 
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
7/13/21
Carr EJ, Kronbichler A, Graham-Brown M, et al. | Kidney Int Rep
Aim: To review and discuss the possible implications of the early vaccination data.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/12/21
Truong J, Bakshi S, Wasim A, et al. | Health Promot Int
Aim: To examine the factors that promote vaccine hesitancy or acceptance during pandemics, major epidemics and global outbreaks.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/12/21
Wilson J, Garson G, Fitzgerald S, et al. | J Hosp Infect
Aim: To evaluate the evidence for aerosol production and transmission of respiratory infection associated with procedures that involve airway suctioning or induce coughing/sneezing.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/9/21
Sharma GD, Tiwari AK, Jain M, et al. | Renew Sustain Energy Rev
Aim: To synthesize the evidence regarding the environmental concerns of COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/7/21
Al-Amer R, Maneze D, Everett B, et al. | J Clin Nurs
Aim: To synthesise evidence regarding vaccination intention, identify factors contributing to vaccine hesitancy among healthcare professionals and the general populations globally.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
7/7/21
Chen M, Yuan Y, Zhou Y, et al. | Infect Dis Poverty
Aim: To determine the safety of existing COVID-19 vaccine candidates from randomized controlled trials (RCTs).
INFECTION CONTROL
7/6/21
Islam MN, Islam AKMN | IEEE Access
Aim: To synthesize the digital interventions initiatives to fight against COVID-19 in Bangladesh and compare with other countries.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/6/21
Sadhasivam S, Arora RK, Rekapalli R, et al. | Asian J Neurosurg
Aim: To systematically review the impact of the current pandemic on neurosurgical practice and to find out a safe way of practicing neurosurgery amid the highly infectious patients with COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/6/21
Gianfredi V, Pennisi F, Lume A, et al. | Vaccines
Aim: To collect and review previous experiences on mass vaccination centers.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/6/21
Dadras O, Alinaghi SAS, Karimi A, et al. | Eur J Med Res
Aim: To investigate the incidence of seasonal influenza and other respiratory viral infections during and after the introduction of COVID-19 lockout.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/6/21
Chan VW, Tan WS, Asif A, et al. | Cancers
Aim: To review the evidence surrounding expectant management, delay radical prostatectomy (RP), and neoadjuvant hormone therapy (NHT) compared to immediate RP.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/6/21
Cheng H, Peng Z, Luo W, et al. | Vaccines
Aim: To summarize the clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines that are currently widely vaccinated to compare their efficacy and safety.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/6/21
Townsend R, Chmielewska B, Barratt I, et al. | EClinicalMedicine
Aim: To evaluate reported changes in maternity care provision and uptake during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/6/21
Li M, Luo Y, Watson R, et al. | Postgrad Med J
Aim: To synthesise evidence on HCWs' attitudes towards COVID-19 vaccination and analyse associated factors to provide information for vaccine policy development and practice.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/6/21
Hernandez AV, Ingemi J 3rd, Sherman M, et al. | J Clin Med
Aim: To assess all available controlled studies evaluating the prophylactic use of hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19 infection to identify its benefits and adverse events.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/6/21
Donkor A, Atuwo-Ampoh VD, Opie C, et al. | Rep Pract Oncol Radiother
Aim: To identify strategies adopted by radiotherapy centres in LMICs to mitigate the effects of COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/6/21
Moya-Salazar J, Cañari B, Gomez-Saenz L, et al. | F1000Research
Aim: To determine the impact of stickers and memes as tools to face the COVID-19 pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/6/21
Siavashpour Z, Goharpey N, Mobasheri M | Crit Rev Oncol Hematol
Aim: To provide an overview of the presented guidelines of radiotherapy national/international organizations or individual departments' consensus during this pandemic regarding patient care. 
INFECTION CONTROL
7/6/21
Gupta A, Kavanagh A, Disney G, et al. | Int J Environ Res Public Health
Aim: To collate evidence on the risk of infection for people with disability during infectious disease outbreaks and/or pandemics and government responses and pandemic plans for people with disability. 
INFECTION CONTROL
7/6/21
Kollikonda S, Chavan M, Cao C, et al. | J Neonatal Perinatal Med
Aim: To examine the success of different practices in preventing viral transmission between SARS-CoV-2 positive mothers and their infants.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/6/21
Noh EB, Nam HK, Lee H | Infect Chemother
Aim: To organize the vaccine priorities that are being emphasized at this time.
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7/1/21
Chung S, Marlow S, Tobias N, et al. | BMJ Open
Aim: To systematically learn lessons from the experiences of countries implementing find, test, trace, isolate, support (FTTIS) in the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/1/21
Wake AD | Risk Manag Healthc Policy
Aim: To assess the level of willingness to receive COVID-19 vaccine and its associated factors.
INFECTION CONTROL
6/29/21
Mohd-Said S, Mohd-Dom TN, Suhaimi N, et al. | Front Med
Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of pre-procedural rinsing when preforming periodontal prophylaxis in reducing aerosol contamination in the dental setting.
INFECTION CONTROL
6/29/21
Jin H, Chen Y, Fu Q, et al. | Work
Aim: To obtain comprehensive and detailed information on occupational risk factors of infectious diseases for HWs in different dimensions and to propose control strategies for three risk dimensions to protect HWs who are at high risk of infection during the pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
6/29/21
Tang X, Musa SS, Zhao S, et al. | Front Public Health
Aim: To provide recommendations to help to prevent further spread of SARS-CoV-2.
INFECTION CONTROL
6/29/21
Vindrola-Padros C, Singh KE, Sidhu MS, et al. | EClinicalMedicine
Aim: To analyse the implementation and impact of remote home monitoring models (virtual wards) during COVID-19, identifying their main components, processes of implementation, target patient populations, impact on outcomes, costs and lessons learnt.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
6/28/21
Panahi L, Amiri M, Pouy S, et al. | Arch Acad Emerg Med
Aim: To review the published evidence on the possibility of vertical transmission of the virus from mother to fetus.
INFECTION CONTROL
6/28/21
Wang Q, Yang L, Jin H, et al. | Prev Med
Aim: To estimate the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine acceptance rate and identify predictors associated with acceptance. 
INFECTION CONTROL
6/25/21
Drury J, Mao G, John A, et al. | BMC Public Health
Aim: To describe public attitudes towards certification, and its possible impact on uptake of testing and vaccination, protective behaviours, and crime.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
6/23/21
Gold N, Hu X, Denford S, et al. | BMC Public Health
Aim: To evaluate the evidence for digital interventions to improve hygiene practices within the community.
INFECTION CONTROL
6/23/21
Greenhawt M, Abrams EM, Shaker M, et al. | J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract
Aim: To systematically develop recommendations regarding SARS-CoV-2 vaccine immediate allergic reactions.
INFECTION CONTROL
6/22/21
Hintermeier M, Gencer H, Kajikhina K, et al. | J Migr Health
Aim: To synthesise the evidence on risk of infection and transmission among migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced populations, and the effect of lockdown measures on these populations.
INFECTION CONTROL
6/22/21
Vijenthira A, Gong I, Betschel SD, et al. | Blood Adv
Aim: To perform a systematic review of the literature on vaccine responsiveness in patients who have received anti-CD20 therapy. 
INFECTION CONTROL
6/17/21
Gabarron E, Oyeyemi S, Wynn R | Bull World Health Organ
Aim: To review misinformation related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on social media during the first phase of the pandemic and to discuss ways of countering misinformation.
INFECTION CONTROL
6/16/21
Maidment I, Young E, MacPhee M, et al. | BMJ Open
Aim: To understand how community pharmacy can most effectively deliver essential and advanced services, with a focus on vaccination, during the pandemic and in the future.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
6/14/21
Baumhardt M, Dreyhaupt J, Winsauer C, et al. | Dtsch Arztebl Int
Aim: To review the evidence on the impact of lockdown on patients with myocardial infarction during the COVID-19 pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
6/9/21
Abbas M, Zhu NJ, Mookerjee S, et al. | J Hosp Infect
Aim: To explore and describe the current literature in HOCI surveillance.
INFECTION CONTROL
6/8/21
Kurnianto A, Tugasworo D, Andhitara Y, et al. | Egypt J Neurol Psychiatr Neurosurg
Aim: To evaluate and summarize the scientific literature systematically to explore MT for AIS in the COVID-19 pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
6/7/21
Singh H, Maurya RK, Sharma P, et al. | Int Orthod
Aim: To provide an insight into the prevailing and emerging evidence informing potential risks related to splatter and AGPs, and risk mitigation strategies employed for reducing the potential risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission from dental bioaerosols.
INFECTION CONTROL
6/7/21
Alkatout I, Biebl M, Momenimovahed Z, et al. | Front Oncol
Aim: To investigate the impact of COVID-19 on cancer screening.
INFECTION CONTROL
6/7/21
Seidu S, Kunutsor SK, Cos X, et al. | Prim Care Diabetes
Aim: To assess the indirect impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hospitalisations for cardiovascular diseases and their management.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
6/3/21
Pormohammad A, Zarei M, Ghorbani S, et al. | Vaccines
Aim: To review the evidence on the clinical features of COVID-19 vaccines to provide a better estimate of their efficacy, side effects and immunogenicity.
INFECTION CONTROL
6/3/21
Orozco MFS, Nino-Martinez N, Martinez-Castanon GA, et al. | Medicina
Aim: To summarize the current data about the presence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and its entry factors in oral tissues and cells. 
INFECTION CONTROL
6/3/21
Bellotti L, Zaniboni S, Balducci C, et al. | Int J Environ Res Public Health
Aim: To analyze the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic had on employment and work-related aspects across different age groups.
INFECTION CONTROL
6/3/21
Kordsmeyer A, Mojtahedzadeh N, Heidrich J, et al. | Int J Environ Res Public Health
Aim: To provide an overview of outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 on board of cruise, navy or cargo ships, to identify relevant outbreak management techniques, related problems and to derive recommendations for prevention. 
INFECTION CONTROL
6/1/21
Manoharan L, Olliaro P, Horby PW, et al. | Trials
Aim: To critically appraise significant design features and alignment of study populations to clinical and public health uses, and describe candidate chemoprophylactic agents.
INFECTION CONTROL
6/1/21
Ayouni I, Maatoug J, Dhouib W, et al.  | BMC Public Health
Aim: To evaluate the implemented public health interventions to control the spread of the outbreak of COVID-19.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
6/1/21
Peters A, Palomo R, Ney H, et al. | Antimicrob Resist Infect Control
Aim: To review the various methods for decontamination and the potential issues to be taken into account when deciding to reuse masks. 
INFECTION CONTROL
5/28/21
Staibano P, Levin M, McHugh T, et al. | JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg
Aim: To evaluate the association of tracheostomy with COVID-19 patient outcomes and the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission among health care professionals (HCPs).
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
5/28/21
Ali ST, Yeung A, Shan S, et al. | Clin Infect Dis
Aim: To summarize the existing evidence on serial interval distributions and delays in case isolation for COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
5/24/21
Garcia-Azorin D, Seeher KM, Newton CR, et al. | J Neurol
Aim: To evaluate the particular impact on neurological services.
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5/21/21
Bin Nafisah SA, Mzahim BY, Aleid BS, et al. | Ann Thorac Med
Aim: To assess the occurrence of disease transmission to HCPs from the performance aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs).
INFECTION CONTROL
5/17/21
Cardwell K, O'Neill SM, Tyner B, et al. | Rev Med Virol
Aim: To identify measures available to support those in isolation or quarantine during the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, and determine their effectiveness in improving adherence to these recommendations and or reducing transmission. 
INFECTION CONTROL
5/17/21
McDonald I, Murray SM, Reynolds CJ, et al. | NPJ Vaccines
Aim: To evaluate pertinent SARS-CoV-1, MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 studies in humans and NHP.
INFECTION CONTROL
5/14/21
Mourmouris P, Tzelves L, Roidi C, et al. | Osong Public Health Res Perspect
Aim: To identify the potential and definite sources of transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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5/13/21
Ahammed T, Anjum A, Rahman MM, et al. | Health Sci Rep
Aim: To estimate the R0 and CFR of COVID-19 and assess whether the parameters vary in different regions of the world.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
5/12/21
Azene AG, Workie MS, Aragaw AM | Curr Ther Res Clin Exp
Aim: To assess the pooled status of knowledge, attitude, and prevention practices regarding COVID -19 in Ethiopia.
INFECTION CONTROL
5/11/21
Galanis P, Vraka I, Fragkou D, et al. | Am J Infect Control
Aim: To assess the impact of PPE use on HCWs' physical health and we examined factors related to a greater risk of adverse events due to PPE use.
INFECTION CONTROL
5/11/21
Jaffe TA, Hayden E, Uscher-Pines L, et al. | J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open
Aim: To describe the landscape of telehealth initiatives in emergency care that have been described during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
5/11/21
Chowdhury N, Khalid A, Turin TC | Z Gesundh Wiss
Aim: To quickly synthesize existing literature about misinformation during recent abrupt large-scale infectious disease outbreaks.
INFECTION CONTROL
5/10/21
Saadatjoo S, Miri M, Hassanipour S, et al. | Public Health
Aim: To investigate and synthesize the current evidence on knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAPs) of the general population regarding COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
5/10/21
Turner S, Botero-Tovar N, Herrera MA, et al. | Implement Sci
Aim: To depict the experiences and perceptions of organisations and actors at multiple levels of health systems internationally in responding to COVID-19.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
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
4/29/21
Hammond A, Khalid T, Thornton HV, et al. | PLoS One
Aim: To investigate whether modern portable, commercially available air filters reduce the incidence of respiratory infections and/or remove bacteria and viruses from indoor air.
UPDATED
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
4/23/21
Payedimarri AB, Concina D, Portinale L, et al. | Int J Environ Res Public Health
Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of the use of AI and ML when applied to public health interventions to contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2. 
INFECTION CONTROL
4/21/21
Goldstein KM, Ghadimi K, Mystakelis H, et al. | J Aerosol Med Pulm Drug Deliv
Aim: To assess the risk of transmitting severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), SARS, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), and influenza with administration of drugs via nebulizer.
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.
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4/9/21
Ioannidis JPA | Eur J Clin Invest
Aim: To review the evidence on the extent of community spread of SARS-CoV-2 infection and the infection fatality rate (IFR) of COVID-19.
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.
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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.
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4/6/21
Yan D, Zhang X, Chen C, et al. | Front Public Health
Aim: To comprehensively summarize the VST of SARS-CoV-2.
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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
4/3/21
Goodwin L, Hayward T, Krishan P, et al. | J Glob Health
Aim: To identify and integrate evidence from epidemiology, microbiology and fluid dynamics on the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in indoor environments.
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
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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
4/1/21
Calzetta L, Ritondo BL, Coppola A, et al. | Vaccines
Aim: To identify the factors that may potentially influence the clinical efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for which data from Phase III trials are currently available.
UPDATED
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
1/11/21
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
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
10/22/20
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
7/21/20
Deniz M, Tezer H | J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med
Aim: To review the current evidence on the vertical transmission of SARS CoV-2.
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
Chan V, Ng H, Rahman L, et al. | Crit Care Med
Aim: To assess the risk of coronavirus transmission to healthcare workers performing aerosol-generating procedures and the potential benefits of personal protective equipment during these procedures.
UPDATED
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