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Antibiotics for preventing suppurative complications from undifferentiated acute respiratory infections in children under five years of age

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There is insufficient evidence from clinical trials on the effectiveness (efficacy and safety) of antibiotics in reducing the risk of otitis or pneumonia in children aged between two and 59 months with undifferentiated acute respiratory infections (ARIs).
ARIs are a group of …

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Interventions to Reduce Distress in Adult Victims of Sexual Violence and Rape: A Systematic Review

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There is moderate evidence that cognitive and behavioural interventions, in particular Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure therapy, Stress Inoculation Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing can be associated with decreased symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety and depression in victims …

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Evidence Aid systematic review training course 13-14 November 2014

Karen Head

Karen Head: I attended this interesting and thought provoking course on the 13th – 14th November 2014 at Queens University, Belfast.  The course was attended by a great mix of individuals with diverse backgrounds of knowledge and experience; from healthcare professionals to humanitarian workers, academic …

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Other important articles

British Medical Journal
Following the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, BMJ is providing free access to a range of evidence-based online resources to support healthcare workers with the early detection, diagnosis and management of Ebola.Free information about the Ebola virus and how best to …

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Systematic reviews

Ebola image

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Effects of the West Africa Ebola Virus Disease on healthcare utilization: health systems must be supported in maintaining routine and preventative health service delivery before and during disasters, to achieve the best health outcomes and build a more resilient health system. The recent Ebola …

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Other resources

This page provides links to resources that are available in English, French and Spanish
Anthropology platform: Ebola response from anthropologists around the world
BMJ : Ebola virus disease resources / Best practice for Ebola
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Infographic on contraction, symptoms and spread of …

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Key Ebola Articles (with summaries)

Wiley Online Library
The following articles from Wiley Online Library have been made FREE for the next 90 days. Click on the titles to access the full articles.
Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series – Ebola Virus-Key Dates:
Biometrics – Statistical Inference in a Stochastic Epidemic …

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French and Spanish Language Resources

The French Ministry of Health – Website in French with information about Ebola including a page with recommendations for health professionals: ebola.sante.gouv.fr/
The Spanish Ministry of Health – Website in Spanish with lists of links to Ebola-specific recommendations for citizens/travellers and for health professionals:  msssi.gob.es/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/ebola/home.htm

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Ebola Information Portals

The following is a list of Ebola resource sites with brief synopses of what each data bank provides:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Concise infographic regarding contraction, symptoms and spread of Ebola: cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/west-africa-outbreak-infographic.pdf
Ebola Communication Network – Information and materials from a global coalition …

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Systematic Reviews in Progress

The Cochrane Collaboration
The Cochrane Collaboration is currently in the process of producing the following systematic review, the protocol is scheduled for publication on 14 November, with a view to the full article being published on 5 December in The Cochrane Library:
Comparison of parenteral routes for …

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