COVID-19 Evidence Reviews
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9/29/20
Morone G, Palomba A, Iosa M, et al.  | Front Med
Aim: To correlate the presence and the relevant temporal patterns of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA in biological specimens (stool, urine, blood, and tears) of the transmission with clinical/epidemiological features in patients with COVID-19.
RECENTLY UPDATED
9/28/20
Shrestha DB, Pudhathoki P, Khadka S, et al. | Virol J
Aim: To review the efficacy and safety of favipiravir triphosphate as a treatment for COVID-19.
RECENTLY UPDATED
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).
RECENTLY UPDATED
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.
RECENTLY UPDATED
9/24/20
Lim MA, Pranata R | J Clin Orthop Trauma
Aim: To evaluate the prevalence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and its impact on mortality in patients with hip fracture.
RECENTLY UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
9/24/20
Wang M, Wu T, Zuo Z, et al. | BMJ Support Palliat Care
Aim: To summarize the efficacy and safety of antiviral agents currently in use for COVID-19 treatment.
RECENTLY UPDATED
CANDIDATE THERAPEUTICS
9/24/20
Gulsen A, Yigitbas BA, Uslu B, et al. | Pulm Med
Aim: To determine the relationship between smoking and clinical COVID-19 severity via a systematic meta-analysis approach.
RECENTLY UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
9/23/20
O'Reilly A, Tibbs M, Booth A, et al. | Ir J Psychol Med
Aim: To summarise existing evidence on the potential impact of a pandemic on the mental health of 12-25-year-olds.
RECENTLY UPDATED
9/21/20
Huang AT, Garcia Carreras B, Hitchings MDT, et al. | Nat Commun
Aim: To review the scientific literature on antibody immunity to coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2 as well as the related SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV and endemic human coronaviruses (HCoVs). 
RECENTLY UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
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.
RECENTLY UPDATED
INFECTION CONTROL
9/17/20
Dambha-Miller H, Albasri A, Hodgson S, et al. | BMJ Open
Aim: To review evidence on routinely prescribed drugs in the UK that could upregulate or downregulate ACE2 and potentially affect COVID-19 disease.
UPDATED
CANDIDATE THERAPEUTICS
9/17/20
Wang Y, Ao G, Qi X, et al  | Clin Exp Allergy
Aim: To review the evidence on the association of asthma with risk of severe or fatal COVID-19.
UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
9/15/20
Cheruiyot I, Henry B, Lippi G, et al. | Acta Biomed
Aim: To assess whether AKI may be associated with worse prognosis and increased mortality in COVID-19 patients
UPDATED
9/15/20
Peres KC, Riera R, Martimbianco ALC, et al. | Front Endocrinol
Aim: To investigate a possible association between body weight and prognosis among patients diagnosed with COVID-19.
UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
9/15/20
Siepmann T, Sedghi A, Simon E, et al. | Eur J Neurol
Aim: To define the risk of acute stroke in patients with severe and non-severe COVID-19.
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CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
9/15/20
Ahmed M, Advani S, Moreira A, et al. | EClinicalMedicine
Aim: To describe the typical presentation and outcomes of children diagnosed with this hyperinflammatory condition.
UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
9/14/20
Siemieniuk RAC, Bartoszko JJ, Ge L, et al. | BMJ
Aim: To compare the effects of treatments for coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19).
UPDATED
CANDIDATE THERAPEUTICS
9/14/20
Di Maria E, Latini A, Borgiani P, et al. | Human Genomics
Aim: To review the evidence on genetic variants of the human host influencing the coronavirus-associated phenotypes (SARS, MERS, and COVID-19).
UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
9/14/20
Panda PK, Sharawat IK, Panda P, et al. | J Trop Pediatr
Aim: To review the evidence on the neurological manifestations of COVID-19 in children.
UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
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.
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WHO COLLABORATIVE
INFECTION CONTROL
9/11/20
Czumbel LM, Kiss S, Farkas N, et al. | Front Med
Aim: To conduct a meta-analysis on the reliability and consistency of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA detection in saliva specimens.
UPDATED
DIAGNOSTICS
9/11/20
Seidu S, Gillies C, Zaccardi F, et al. | Endocrinol Diabetes Metab
Aim: To determine whether people with overweight or obesity and with SARS?CoV?2 have different outcomes compared to those within normal weight thresholds.
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CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
9/9/20
Razmi M, Hashemi F, Gheytanchi E, et al. | Int Immunopharmacol
Aim: To assess the available data regarding the efficacy of the immunomodulatory drugs used to manage COVID-19.
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CANDIDATE THERAPEUTICS
9/8/20
Elavarasi A, Prasad M, Seth T, et al. | J Gen Intern Med
Aim: To synthesize the available data on the efficacy and safety of CQ and HCQ for the treatment of COVID-19.
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CANDIDATE THERAPEUTICS
9/4/20
Rees EM, Nightingale ES, Jafari Y, et al. | BMC Med
Aim: To review estimates of how long patients with COVID-19 need different levels of hospital care.
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CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
9/3/20
Martin A, Blom IM, Whyatt G, et al. | Disaster Med Public Health Prep
Aim: To explore the involvement of medical students in past global health emergencies, to help inform current and future scenarios.
UPDATED
9/3/20
Caldeira D, Alves M, Melo RGE, et al. | Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc
Aim: To systematically evaluate the risk of COVID-19 infection and the risk of severe COVID-19 disease associated with previous exposure to (ACEi) and/or ARB).
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CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
9/3/20
Liu C, He Y, Liu L, et al. | BMC Pediatr
Aim: To review the evidence on the characteristics of children with COVID-19.
UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
9/3/20
Allotey J, Stallings E, Bonet M, et al. | BMJ
Aim: To determine the clinical manifestations, risk factors, and maternal and perinatal outcomes in pregnant and recently pregnant women with suspected or confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19).
UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
9/3/20
Sergeant A, van Reekum EA, Sanger N, et al. | BMJ Open
Aim: To study the effect of pandemics and epidemics on mental health outcomes for people with premorbid mental disorders.
UPDATED
9/3/20
Costenaro P, Minotti C, Barbieri E, et al. | Rev Med Virol
Aim: To review the current knowledge on SARS-CoV-2 cases in PLWHA.
UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
9/3/20
de Almeida-Pititto B, Dualib PM, Zajdenverg L, et al. | Diabetol Metab Syndr
Aim: To evaluate the association of diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and ACEI/ARBs exposure with severity–intensive care unit treatment or mechanical ventilation necessity or O2 saturation?
UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
9/2/20
Negrini F, De Sire A, Andrenelli E, et al. | Eur J Phys Rehabil Med
Aim: To report data of a systematic search performed on papers published in July 2020.
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CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
8/31/20
Ssentongo P, Ssentongo AE, Heilbrunn ES, et al. | PLoS ONE
Aim: To estimate the association of pre-existing comorbidities with COVID-19 mortality.
UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
8/31/20
Fiolet T, Guihur A, Rebeaud M, et al. | Clin Microbiol Infect
Aim: To assess whether chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine with or without azithromycin decreased COVID-19 mortality compared to the standard of care.
UPDATED
CANDIDATE THERAPEUTICS
8/29/20
Kelada M, Anto A, Dave K, et al. | Cureus
Aim: To assess the role of sex in the risk of mortality from COVID-19 in adult patients through comparison of clinical markers and inflammatory indexes.? 
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CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
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
Coomes EA, Haghbayan H | Rev Med Virol
Aim: To assess the evidence describing IL-6 response in patients with COVID-19 and the existing and planned studies investigating the efficacy of tocilizumab to guide patient management, clarify guideline development, and inform future trials in this field.
UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
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
8/25/20
Baral R, White M, Vassiliou VS | Curr Atheroscler Rep
Aim: To review the evidence on the impact RAAS inhibitor use has in antihypertensive COVID-19 hospitalised patients.
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CANDIDATE THERAPEUTICS
8/23/20
Jovic TH, Ali SR, Ibrahim N, et al. | Nutrients
Aim: To investigate whether vitamin supplementation is beneficial in COVID-19.
UPDATED
CANDIDATE THERAPEUTICS
8/21/20
Taneri PE, Ochoa S, Llanaj E, et al. | Eur J Epidemiol
Aim: To evaluate biomarkers of anemia and iron metabolism (hemoglobin, ferritin, transferrin, soluble transferrin receptor, hepcidin, haptoglobin, unsaturated iron-binding capacity, erythropoietin, free erythrocyte protoporphyrine, and prevalence of anemia) in patients diagnosed with COVID-19, and explore their prognostic value. 
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CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
8/15/20
Nasiri MJ, Haddadi S, Tahvildari A, et al.  | Front Med
Aim: To better understand role of the sex in mortality of COVID-19.
UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
8/14/20
de Moura DTH, McCarty TR, Ribeiro IB, et al. | Clinics (Sao Paulo)
Aim: To perform a structured systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the diagnostic characteristics of serological-based COVID-19 testing.
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DIAGNOSTICS
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
Moosavi SA, Mashhadiagha A, Hashemazar A, et al. | Transpl Infect Dis
Aim: to conduct a systematic review on COVID?19 clinical manifestations and treatment strategies in SOT recipients.
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CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
8/11/20
Jones L, Candy B, Roberts N, Ondruskova T, et al | Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service Team
Aim: To review the evidence on the management of delirium in patients with COVID-19 and the use of non-pharmacological approaches outside of critical care settings.
UPDATED
8/11/20
Licina A, Silvers A, Stuart RL  | Syst Rev
Aim: To evaluate the effect of powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs) as part of respiratory protection versus another device (egN95/FFP2) on HCW infection rates and contamination.
UPDATED
8/9/20
Cui X, Zhao Z, Zhang T, et al. | J Med Virol
Aim: To provide a comprehensive and systematic analysis of demographic characteristics, clinical symptoms, laboratory findings and imaging features of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in pediatric patients.
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CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
8/9/20
Jutzeler CR, Bourguignon L, Weis CV, et al. | Travel Med Infect Dis
Aim: To gather all available information regarding comorbidities, clinical signs and symptoms, outcomes, laboratory findings, imaging features, and treatments in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
8/9/20
Hoang A, Chorath K, Moreira A, et al. | EClinicalMedicine
Aim: To characterize clinical symptoms, laboratory, and imaging findings, as well as therapies provided to confirmed pediatric cases of COVID-19.
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CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
8/9/20
Wu T, Zuo Z, Deng M | Aging Dis
Aim: To provide systematic evidence for the association between multiorgan dysfunction and COVID-19 development.
UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
8/9/20
Samaranayake L, Fakhruddin K, Panduwawala C | Acta Odontol Scand
Aim: To evaluate the contemporary evidence on dysgeusia and anosmia as trigger prodromal symptoms, and their prevalence in COVID-19 patients.
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CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
8/9/20
Barochiner J, Martinez R | J Clin Pharm Ther
Aim: To compare the occurrence of severe and fatal COVID-19 in infected patients who were under treatment with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) vs no treatment or other antihypertensives.
UPDATED
CANDIDATE THERAPEUTICS
8/9/20
Baladia E, Pizarro AB, Ortiz-Munoz L, et al. | Medwave
Aim: To provide a timely, rigorous, and continuously updated summary of the available evidence on the role of vitamin C in treating patients with COVID-19.
UPDATED
CANDIDATE THERAPEUTICS
8/7/20
Chi G, Lee JJ, Jamil A, et al. | J Clin Med
Aim: To offer benchmark data on the incidence of VTE and to examine the difference in D-dimer levels among anticoagulated COVID-19 patients with and without VTE incident. 
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CANDIDATE THERAPEUTICS
8/6/20
 | NSW Health COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Aim: To review the evidence on the extended use or re-use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during COVID-19.
UPDATED
8/5/20
Kumar A, Arora A, Sharma P, et al. | Indian J Gastroenterol
Aim: To determine the frequency of GI and hepatic manifestations of COVID-19 and to explore their relationship with severe clinical course.
UPDATED
8/5/20
Ghahramani S, Tabrizi R, Lankarani KB, et al. | Eur J Med Res
Aim: To understand the common laboratory features of COVID-19 in severe cases versus non-severe patients could be quite useful for clinicians and might help to predict the model of disease progression.
UPDATED
8/5/20
Reddy RK, Charles WN, Sklavounos A, et al. | J Med Virol
Aim: To rigorously and definitively quantify the effects of smoking on COVID-19 severity.
UPDATED
8/4/20
Gao Y, Ye L, Zhang J, et al. | BMC Infect Dis
Aim: To systematically review the clinical features and outcomes of pregnant women with COVID-19.
UPDATED
8/3/20
Carlo D, Montemurro N, Petrella G, et al. | J Neurol
Aim: To review the evidence on the spectrum of neurological symptoms experienced by COVID-19 patients.
UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
8/1/20
Akbari H, Tabrizi R, Lankarani KB, et al. | Life Sci
Aim: To make a comparison between the clinical laboratory-related factors, complete blood count (CBC) indices, cytokines, and lymphocyte subsets in order to distinguish severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases from the non-severe ones.
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CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
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
Mitchell S, Maynard V, Lyons V, et al | Palliat Med
Aim: To synthesise existing evidence related to the delivery of palliative and end-of-life care by primary healthcare professionals in epidemics and pandemics.
UPDATED
7/30/20
Figliozzi S, Masci P, Ahmadi N, et al. | Eur J Clin Invest
Aim: To review available evidence and provide pooled estimates on predictors of clinical outcomes in patients with COVID-19.
UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
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
Bwire GM, Majigo MV, Nijiro BJ, et al. | J Med Virol
Aim: To profile the positive detection rate from different clinical specimens using PCR to guide the selection of specimens for clinical diagnosis of COVID-19.
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DIAGNOSTICS
7/27/20
Goldstein KM, Ghadimi K, Mystakelis H, et al. | VA Evidence Synthesis Program
Aim: To review the evidence on the risk of transmitting SARS-CoV-2, SARS, MERS, and influenza with administration of drugs via nebulizer
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VA ESP
7/24/20
Venkatesulu BP, Chandrasekar VT, Giridhar P, et al. | J Med Virol
Aim: To do a systematic review and critical appraisal of the ongoing clinical trials that are assessing various therapeutic interventions against SARS-CoV-2 with an aim to provide insight into the various interventions tested, clinical rationale, geographical distribution of the trials as well as the endpoints assessed in the studies.
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CANDIDATE THERAPEUTICS
7/21/20
Wynants L, Van Calster B, Bonten MMJ | BMJ
Aim: To review and critically appraise published and preprint reports of models that aim to predict either (i) presence of existing COVID-19 infection, or (ii) future complications in individuals already diagnosed with COVID-19
UPDATED
7/20/20
Cortegiani A, Ingoglia G, Ippolito M, et al. | J Crit Care
Aim: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of chloroquine and chloroquine-related formulations in patients with SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia and articles describing related in-vitro studies.
UPDATED
CANDIDATE THERAPEUTICS
7/20/20
 | NSW Health COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Aim: To review the evidence on the efficacy of face masks in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
UPDATED
7/19/20
Pormohammad A, Ghorbani S, Baradaran B, et al. | Microb Pathog
Aim: To evaluate the clinical features and laboratory findings using a large sample size of COVID-19 infected patients in order to assist in its understanding, prevention and treatment.
UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
7/18/20
Verdugo-Paiva F, Izcovich A, Ragusa M, et al. | Medwave
Aim: To provide a timely, rigorous, and continuously updated summary of the evidence on the role of lopinavir/ritonavir in the treatment of patients with COVID-19.
UPDATED
7/17/20
Greco A, Buccheri S, D'Arrigo P, et al. | Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Pharmacother
Aim: To review the evidence on the impact of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers on the clinical outcomes of COVID-19 patients.
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CANDIDATE THERAPEUTICS
7/17/20
Galbadage T, Peterson BM, Awada J, et al. | Front Med
Aim: To examine the association between male sex and COVID-19 severity.
UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
7/16/20
Shah S, Shah K, Patel SB, et al. | Cardiol Rev
Aim: To investigate the prognostic role of D-dimer in COVID-19 infected patients. 
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CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
7/15/20
Chandrasekar VT, Venkatesalu B, Patel HK, et al. | J Med Virol
Aim: To assess if any intervention provides mortality benefit, other clinically relevant outcomes and also ascertain the safety profile.
UPDATED
CANDIDATE THERAPEUTICS
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
7/11/20
Piechotta V, Chai KL, Valk SJ, et al. | Cochrane Database Syst Rev
Aim: To assess whether convalescent plasma or hyperimmune immunoglobulin transfusion is effective and safe in the treatment of people with COVID?19.
UPDATED
CANDIDATE THERAPEUTICS
7/11/20
Abate S, Ali S, Mantedafro B, et al. | PLoS One
Aim: To investigate the rate of ICU admission, mortality, morbidity, and complications among patients with coronavirus.
UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
7/10/20
Kunutsor S, Laukkanen J | Ann Med
Aim: To evaluate renal complications of COVID-19 and their incidence using a systematic meta-analysis.
UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
7/10/20
Kernohan A, Calderon M | Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service Team
Aim: To review the evidence on risk factors or management of VTE.
UPDATED
7/8/20
Lvliang L, Zhong W, Bian Z, et al. | J Infect
Aim: To compare mortality risk factors of COVID-19, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) to provide new strategies for COVID-19 prevention and treatment.
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
7/8/20
Kulkarni A, Kumar P, Tevethia HV, et al. | Aliment Pharmacol Ther
Aim: To assess the prevalence of CLD, the incidence of elevated liver chemistries and the outcomes of patients with and without underlying CLD/elevated liver chemistries in COVID-19.
UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
7/8/20
Pan D, Sze S, Minhas J, et al. | EClinicalMedicine
Aim: To assess whether ethnicity has been reported in patients with COVID-19 and its relation to clinical outcomes.
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CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
7/6/20
Kumar-M P, Mishra S, Jha DK, et al. | Hepatol Int
Aim: To systematically study the occurrence of liver injury in COVID-19 and also determine the frequency of liver involvement in COVID-19.
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CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
7/3/20
Bastos M, Tavaziva G, Abidi SK, et al. | BMJ
Aim: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of serological tests for coronavirus disease-2019 (covid-19).
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DIAGNOSTICS
7/3/20
Spencer EA, Brassey J, Jefferson T, et al. | Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service Team
Aim: To explore if climate conditions may influence the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
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6/30/20
Armstrong RA, Kane AD, Cook TM | Anaesthesia
Aim: To assess the reported ICU mortality for patients with confirmed COVID?19.
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CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
6/26/20
Duan-Porter W | VA Evidence Synthesis Program
Aim: To explore the length of stay in the intensive care unit (ICU) and time on invasive mechanical ventilation for adult patients with COVID-19.
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VA ESP
6/25/20
Tahvildari A, Arbabi M, Farsi Y, et al. | Front Med
Aim: To characterize the clinical, diagnostic, and treatment characteristics of patients presenting with COVID-19.
UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
6/25/20
Qureshi Z, Jones N, et al. | Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service Team
Aim: To identify the evidence behind the 2-metre social distancing rule in the context of the still used large vs. small (droplet vs airborne) droplet size dichotomy in route of transmission.
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6/24/20
Chou R, Dana T, Jungbauer R, et al. | Ann Intern Med
Aim: To examine the effectiveness of N95, surgical, and cloth masks in community and health care settings for preventing respiratory virus infections, and effects of reuse or extended use of N95 masks.
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6/23/20
Gao Y, Liu R, Zhou Q, et al. | Ann Transl Med
Aim: To assess the effectiveness of telemedicine in reducing transmission of COVID-19 and reducing pressure on medical institutions.
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6/23/20
Yang N, Che S, Zhang J, et al. | Ann Transl Med
Aim: To conduct a rapid review of mother-to-child transmission of COVID-19 during breastfeeding.
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6/23/20
Lv M, Wang M, Yang N, et al. | Ann Transl Med
Aim: To understand the role of CT for the diagnosis and the main imaging manifestations of patients with COVID-19.
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DIAGNOSTICS
6/23/20
Wang Z, Zhou Q, Wang C, et al. | Ann Transl Med
Aim: To review the clinical characteristics of children with COVID-19.
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CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
6/23/20
Lu S, Zhou Q, Huang L, et al. | Ann Transl Med
Aim: To review the evidence on the use of glucocorticoids in treating COVID-19.
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CANDIDATE THERAPEUTICS
6/23/20
Zhang J, Yang Y, Yang N, et al. | Ann Transl Med
Aim: To explore the clinical effectiveness and safety of IVIG in the treatment of children with severe COVID-19.
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CANDIDATE THERAPEUTICS
6/23/20
Wang J, Tang Y, Ma Y, et al. | Ann Transl Med
Aim: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of antibiotic agents in children with COVID-19, as well as to introduce the present situation of antibiotics use and bacterial coinfections in COVID-19 patients. 
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CANDIDATE THERAPEUTICS
6/23/20
Zhou Q, Gao Y, Wang X, et al. | Ann Transl Med
Aim: To understand nosocomial infection in patients with COVID-19, SARS, and MERS.
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6/23/20
Shi Q, Zhou Q, Wang X, et al. | Ann Transl Med
Aim: To assess the potential effectiveness and safety of antiviral agents for COVID-19 in children. 
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CANDIDATE THERAPEUTICS
6/22/20
Goodarzi Z, Watt J, Kirkham J, et al | CIHR IRSC
Aim: To review the evidence on the effect of telehealth interventions on depression or depressive symptoms in older adults.
UPDATED
6/21/20
Ghannam MG, Alshaer QA, Al-Chalabi MAC, et al. | J Neurol
Aim: To clarify the neurological complications of SARS-CoV-2 infection including the potential mechanisms and therapeutic options.
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6/20/20
Maldonado E, Tao D, Mackey K | J Gen Intern Med
Aim: To synthesize evidence on thromboembolism incidence and outcomes with antithrombotic therapies in COVID-19.
UPDATED
VA ESP
CANDIDATE THERAPEUTICS
6/20/20
Castro-Rodriguez JA, Forno E | Pediatr Pulmonol
Aim: To review the evidence on the role of asthma in children with COVID-19 and the risk of infection.
UPDATED
6/18/20
Tabari P, Amini M, Moghadami M, et al. | Iran J Med Sci
Aim: To determine countries’ public responses to the epidemic of COVID-19 and how they developed administrative approaches towards the outbreak.
UPDATED
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
6/17/20
Grover A, Oberoi M | Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Pharmacother
Aim: To review the evidence on the continued use of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) and angtiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) in patients with COVID-19.
UPDATED
6/17/20
Agarwal A, Basmaji J, Muttalib F, et al. | Can J Anaesth
Aim: To describe the efficacy and safety of HFNC in acute hypoxemic respiratory failure; and to determine the risk of dispersion, aerosol generation and associated transmission of COVID-19 with HFNC.
UPDATED
WHO COLLABORATIVE
6/14/20
Bonilla-Aldana DK, Cardona-Trujillo MC, García-Barco A, et al. | Infez Med
Aim: To review the evidence on the role of animals as potential reservoirs for MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV.
UPDATED
6/12/20
Almufarrij I, Uus K, Munro KJ | Int J Audiol
Aim: To investigate audio-vestibular symptoms associated with coronavirus.
UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
6/12/20
Chiesa-Estomba CM, Lechien JR, Calvo-Henriquez C, et al. | Oral Oncol
Aim: To summarize in a systematic way the available recommendations from 18 guidelines from all over the world.
UPDATED
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
6/9/20
 | Health Information and Quality Authority, Ireland
Aim: To review the international evidence on immunity and the spread of the virus by children.
UPDATED
6/9/20
Huntley BJF, Huntley ES, Di Mascio D, et al. | Obstet Gynecol
Aim: To ascertain the frequency of maternal and neonatal complications, as well as maternal disease severity, in pregnancies affected by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection.
UPDATED
6/8/20
Parohan M, Yaghoubi S, Seraj A, et al. | Aging Male
Aim: To summarize available findings on the association between age, gender, comorbidities and risk of death from COVID-19 infection.
UPDATED
6/7/20
Kunutsor S, Laukkanen | J Infect
Aim: To review the evidence on cardiovascular complications associated with COVID-19.
UPDATED
6/5/20
Pormohammad A, Ghorbani S, Baradaran B, et al. | Rev Med Virol
Aim: To review the evidence on clinical and laboratory characteristics of COVID-19 infected patients.
UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
6/5/20
 | NSW Health COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Aim: To review the evidence regarding temporary workforce reconfigurations such as splitting of teams and establishing social distancing protocols within teams to minimise staff exposure to COVID-19.
UPDATED
6/3/20
Iannone P, Castellini G, Coclite D, et al. | PLoS One
Aim: To assess the efficacy of N95 respirators versus surgical masks for the prevention of respiratory tract infections transmission among HCWs.
UPDATED
6/2/20
Raymond M, Ching-A-Sue G, Van Hecke O | Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service Team
Aim: To review the evidence on mast cell stabilizers, leukotriene antagonists, and antihistimines in COVID-19.
UPDATED
6/2/20
Hossain M, Sultana A, Purohit N | Epidemiol Health
Aim: To synthesize the available evidence on mental health outcomes of quarantine and isolation for preventing infectious diseases.
UPDATED
6/1/20
Kunutsor S, Laukkanen J | J Infect
Aim: To review the evidence on clinical characteristics and outcomes of liver injury in COVID-19 patients.
UPDATED
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS
6/1/20
Chu DK, Akl EA, Duda S, et al. | Lancet
Aim: To investigate the effects of physical distance, face masks, and eye protection on virus transmission in health-care and non-health-care (eg, community) settings.
UPDATED
5/31/20
Lansbury L, Lim WS, Baskaran V, et al. | J Infect
Aim: To evaluate the burden of co-infections in patients with COVID-19.
UPDATED
5/28/20
 | NSW Health COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Aim: To review the evidence on risk stratification approaches to identify risk level in diabetes patients and clinical pathways to support diabetes management and service delivery.
UPDATED
5/28/20
 | NSW Health COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Aim: To review the evidence on the risk of domestic and family violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UPDATED
5/28/20
 | NSW Health COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Aim: To review the evidence on fibrinolysis versus primary percutaneous coronary intervention in the treatment of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI).
UPDATED
5/28/20
 | NSW Health COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Aim: To review the available guidelines on inpatient management of COVID-19.
UPDATED
5/28/20
 | NSW Health COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Aim: To review the evidence on safe practice of intubation in the emergency department during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UPDATED
5/28/20
 | NSW Health COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Aim: To review the evidence on the risk of newborn babies developing COVID-19.
UPDATED
5/28/20
 | NSW Health COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Aim: To review the evidence on how the increasing use of NIPPV to manage suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients led to any additional guidance regarding the physical requirements and engineering services.
UPDATED
5/28/20
 | NSW Health COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Aim: To review the guidance for the provision of pulmonary rehabilitation for people recovering from COVID-19.
UPDATED
5/28/20
 | NSW Health COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Aim: To review the evidence on the rehabilitation needs of post-acute COVID-19 patients and the appropriate timing of rehabilitation interventions.
UPDATED
5/28/20
Dagens A, Sigfrid L, Cai E, et al. | BMJ
Aim: To appraise the availability, quality, and inclusivity of clinical guidelines produced in the early stage of the coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) pandemic.
UPDATED
5/28/20
 | NSW Health COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Aim: To review the evidence on spirometry and whether it's an aerosol generating procedure, and the risk this procedure carries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UPDATED
5/28/20
 | NSW Health COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Aim: To review the available guidelines on temporary shared accomodations, particularly for people experiencing homelessness.
UPDATED
5/28/20
 | NSW Health COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Aim: To review the evidence on the effectiveness of mass thermal imaging in identifying people with COVID-19.
UPDATED
5/28/20
 | NSW Health COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Aim: To review the evidence on which tools are validated to diagnose respiratory illness via telehealth.
UPDATED
5/28/20
 | NSW Health COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Aim: To review the evidence on the proportion of COVID-19 cases in intensive care units that require ventilation.
UPDATED
5/27/20
Jain V, Yuan JM  | Int J Public Health
Aim: To identify specific symptoms and comorbidities predicting severe COVID-19 and intensive care unit (ICU) admission.
UPDATED
5/27/20
Fajgenbaum DC, Khor JS, Gorzewski A, et al. | Infect Dis Ther
Aim: To systematically evaluate the treatments adminstered to COVID-19 patients.
UPDATED
CANDIDATE THERAPEUTICS
5/19/20
 | NSW Health COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Aim: To review the evidence on the risk and management of people with immunosuppression and COVID-19.
UPDATED
5/19/20
 | NSW Health COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Aim: To review the evidence or published standards on telehealth implementation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
UPDATED
5/18/20
Mackey K, King VJ, Gurley S, et al. | VA Evidence Synthesis Program
Aim: To synthesize evidence on the role of ACE inhibitor and ARB use on patient outcomes in COVID-19 as well as evidence on the benefits and harms of initiating these medications to treat patients with COVID-19.
UPDATED
WHO COLLABORATIVE
VA ESP
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
5/14/20
Yaacoub S, Schunemann H, Khabasa J, et al. | BMJ Global Health
Aim: To systematically review the literature to scope and assess the effects of specific strategies for the management of the bodies.
UPDATED
WHO COLLABORATIVE
5/6/20
LeBlanc A | medRxiv
UPDATED
4/21/20
 | NSW Health COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Aim: To review the evidence on preoperative testing of COVID-19 for patients undergoing surgery.
UPDATED
4/18/20
Della Gatta A, Rizzo R, Pilu G, et al. | Am J Obstet Gynecol
Aim: To conduct a systematic review of the clinical outcomes reported for pregnant patients with coronavirus disease 2019.
UPDATED
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