COVID-19 Evidence Reviews
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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.
RECENTLY 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.
RECENTLY 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
11/20/20
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.
RECENTLY 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
11/11/20
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
10/29/20
Ling XC, Kang EY, Lin J, et al. | Taiwan J Ophthalmol
Aim: To provide general guidance for ophthalmologists to understand the prevalence of ocular presentation in COVID 19 patients and to reduce the risk of transmission during practice.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/28/20
Comber L, Murchu EO, Drummond L, et al. | Rev Med Virol
Aim: To synthesise the evidence for the potential airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 via aerosols.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/27/20
Hojaij FC, Chinelatto LA, Boog GHP, et al.  | Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol
Aim: To provide an easy access to and a trustful review of the main aspects that have changed in the head and neck surgery and otorhinolaryngology practice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/26/20
Chaabna K, Doraiswamy S, Mamtani R, et al. | Int J Infect Dis
Aim: To inform policymakers and stakeholders by examining and synthesizing available evidence on the effectiveness of cloth and medical facemasks for preventing transmission of respiratory infections in community settings and pointing out the gaps in evidence.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/26/20
de Labry-Lima AO, Bermudez-Tamayo C, Martinez-Olmos J, et al. | Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin
Aim: To compile the available evidence on the use of masks in relation to respiratory infections.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/22/20
Andrews E, Berghofer K, Long J, et al. | Int J Nurs Adv
Aim: To examine current evidence on patient and healthcare provider's satisfaction with the use of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic
INFECTION CONTROL
10/20/20
da Silva PG, Nascimento MSJ, Soares RRG, et al. | Sci Total Environ
Aim: To review the evidence on the viability/stability of aerosols containing SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV viruses.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/19/20
Ortega KL, Rech BO, El Haje GLC, et al. | J Hosp Infect
Aim: To review the evidence on whether hydrogen peroxide mouthwash has a virucidal effect.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
10/19/20
Tasar R, Wiegand C, Elsner P | Contact Dermatitis
Aim: To review the evidence on the irritant effects of alcoholic hand rubs.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/19/20
July J, Pranata R | J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis
Aim: To evaluate the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on stroke care, including the number of stroke alerts/codes, number of reperfusions, and number of thrombectomies during the pandemic compared to those during the pre-pandemic period.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/19/20
Ramaraj P, Super JT, Doyle R, et al. | BMJ Open
Aim: To review the evidence behind UK Government PPE guidance on surgical masks versus respirators for SARS-CoV-2 protection.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
10/14/20
Dehaghi BF, Ghodrati-Torbati A, Teimori G, et al. | Invest Educ Enferm
Aim: To assess the effectiveness of face masks against the novel coronavirus. 
INFECTION CONTROL
10/14/20
Fung HF, Martinez L, Alarid-Escudero F, et al. | Clin Infect Dis
Aim: To review the evidence on the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 within households.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/13/20
Jackson T, Deibert D, Wyatt G, et al. | BMJ Open Respir Res
Aim: To review how official guidance documents and academic publications have classified procedures in terms of whether or not they are aerosol-generating. 
INFECTION CONTROL
10/13/20
Banakar M, Lankarani KB, Jafarpour D, et al. | BMC Oral Health
Aim: To examine the risk of the transmission of the COVID–19 during dental treatments and provides pathways and protective protocols to minimize them, bearing in mind the long-term necessity of actions and realistic, practical measures.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
10/13/20
Sathian B, Asim M, Banerjee I, et al. | Nepal J Epidemiol
Aim: To assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the conduction of clinical trials and research.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/13/20
Han SM, Greenfield G, Majeed A, et al. | J Med Internet Res
Aim: To summarize evidence on the impact of remote consultation in primary care on antibiotic prescribing.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/13/20
Koh WC, Naing L, Chaw L, et al. | PLoS One
Aim:  To estimate the secondary attack rate (SAR) in various settings and to examine whether household transmission differed by symptom status of index case, adult and children (< 18 years old), and relationship to index case.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/9/20
Toomey E, Conway Y, Burton C, et al. | Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Aim: To review the evidence on the extended use or re-use of single-use respirators and surgical masks by frontline healthcare workers.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/7/20
Leochico CFD, Espiritu AI, Ignacio SD, et al. | Front Neurol
Aim: To determine the challenges faced by telerehabilitation in the Philippines.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/7/20
Betancourt JA, Rosenberg MA, Zevallos A, et al. | Healthcare
Aim: To review the evidence on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the provision of care through telemedicine across unique health service lines that include dermatology, oncology, obstetrics/gynecology, and mental health.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/6/20
Olorunsaiye CZ, Yusuf KK, Reinhart K, et al. | Int J MCH AIDS
Aim: To review the evidence on the immunization landscape since the COVID-19 pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/5/20
Noorimotlagh Z, Mirzaee SA, Jaafarzadeh N, et al. | Environ Sci Pollut Res Int
Aim: To collect all available studies concerning inactivation methods, environmental survival, and control and prevention strategies related to SARS-CoV-2. 
INFECTION CONTROL
10/5/20
Chaudhry H, Nadeem S, Mundi R | Clin Orthop Relat Res
Aim: To review the evidence on patient and surgeon satisfaction with the use of telemedicine, differences in outcomes compared to in-person visits and the difference in time commitment.
INFECTION CONTROL
10/2/20
Antikchi MH, Neamatzadeh H, Ghelmani Y, et al. | J Gastrointest Cancer
Aim: To estimate the risk and prevalence of COVID-19 infection in CRC patients using all available data.
INFECTION CONTROL
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
8/9/20
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
Radulesco T, Lechien JR, Sowerby L, et al. | Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol
Aim: To summarize recommendations for sinus and anterior skull base surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
7/27/20
Cabrera-Tasayco FDP, Rivera-Carhuavilca JM, Atoche-Socola KJ, et al. | Disaster Med Public Health Prep
Aim: To determine biosecurity measures at the dental office after the appearance of COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/27/20
Elsner P | J of the German Society of Derm
Aim: To answer the questions i) to which extent teledermatological procedures were used by dermatologists in the course of the COVID?19 pandemic and ii) which experiences with the application of teledermatological procedures in dermatological practices and clinics were reported in the literature
INFECTION CONTROL
7/25/20
Rahman J, Mumin J, Fakhruddin B | Ann Glob Health
Aim: To appraise the frequency of T-zone (eyes, nose, mouth, chin) touching in humans to comprehend the challenge of its restriction, and thus support public health professionals to produce evidence synthesis guidance for public.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/25/20
Katims AB, Razdan S, Eilender BM, et al. | Urol Oncol
Aim: To provide a review of high-risk urologic cancers and the feasibility of delaying surgery without impacting oncologic or mortality outcomes.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/22/20
Patterson TJ, Currie PJ, Beck J, et al. | Surgeon
Aim: To conduct an objective, systematic review of studies reporting on viral transmission risk comparing laparoscopic and open surgery.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/20/20
O'Hearn K, Gertsman S, Sampson M, et al. | J Hosp Infect
Aim: To synthesize existing data on the effectiveness of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) for N95 FFR decontamination.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/20/20
Noorimotlagh Z, Karami C, Mirzaee SA, et al. | Int Immunopharmacol
Aim: To help researchers to produce vaccine by collecting data for the control and prevention of SARS-CoV-2 and the immune and bioinformatic identification of T-cell and B-cell epitopes.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/14/20
Murphy E, Fenelon C, Murphy RP, et al. | Clin Orthop Relat Res
Aim: To describe (1) adverse outcomes, (2) cost reductions, and (3) efficiencies associated with the virtual fracture clinic model.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/14/20
Oltean M, Softeland JM, Bagge J, et al. | Infect Dis
Aim: To pool the individual and aggregated data from available case-series on kidney transplant patients and the risk of COVID-19.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/14/20
de Pablo GS, Vaquerizo-Serrano J, Catalan A, et al. | J Affect Disord
Aim: To review the evidence on the impact of SARS/MERS/COVID-19 on physical and mental health outcomes of health care workers.
UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
7/14/20
Ning AY, Cabrera CI, D'Anza B | Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol
Aim: To evaluate existing literature on telemedicine and assess overall image quality, diagnostic concordance, and patient and provider satisfaction with telemedicine technologies.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/13/20
Koletsi D, Belibasakis GN, Eliades T | J Dent Res
Aim: To identify and rank the effectiveness of different interventions used in dental practice to reduce microbial load in aerosolized compounds.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/8/20
Rodriguez-Martinez CE, Sossa-Briceno MP, Cortes-Luna JA | Am J Infect Control
Aim: To summarize all of the available evidence on the different decontamination methods that might allow disposable N95 FFRs to be reused, with emphasis on decontamination from SARS-CoV-2.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/3/20
Russo B, Iudici M | Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol
Aim: To provide a summary of preventative or therapeutic interventions specifically designed for healthcare workers facing with COVID-19 pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/3/20
Amaefule CE, Sasitharan A, Kalra P, et al. | Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol
Aim: To review the evidence on the screening and diagnostic accuracy of the haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test in women with and without risk factors for gestational diabetes.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/2/20
Checkol WB, Melesse DY | Trends in Anaesthesia & Critical Care
Aim: To review the evidence on operating room safety protocols and protection of both the patient and health care personnel.
INFECTION CONTROL
7/2/20
Dorfman R, Saadat S, Gupta N et al. | Plast Reconstr Surg
Aim: To provide clear recommendations for plastic surgeons to follow during the COVID-19 pandemic.
INFECTION CONTROL
6/29/20
Li X, Xu W, Dozier M, et al. | J Glob Health
Aim: To synthesise the latest evidence in relation to the role of children in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2.
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
6/18/20
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.
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.
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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.
INFECTION CONTROL
5/12/20
Jessop ZM, Dobbs TD, Ali SR, et al. | Br J Surg
Aim: To inform surgeons of appropriate PPE requirements, and to discuss usage, availability, rationing and future solutions.
INFECTION CONTROL
4/28/20
Paludan-Müller  AS, Boesen  K, Klerings  I, et al. | Cochrane Database Syst Rev
Aim: To assess the benefits and harms of hand cleaning with ash compared with hand cleaning using soap or other materials for reducing the spread of viral and bacterial infections.
INFECTION CONTROL
4/24/20
Yeasmin M, Tasnim J, Akram A, et al. | Bangladesh J Infect Dis
Aim: To identify the different plausible routes of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 into the human body.
INFECTION CONTROL
4/22/20
Houghton C, Meskell P, Delaney H, et al. | Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Aim: To identify barriers and facilitators to healthcare workers' adherence to IPC guidelines for respiratory infectious diseases.
INFECTION CONTROL
4/15/20
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.
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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
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