Cochrane COVID-19 Podcasts

Each Cochrane podcast offers a short summary of a recent Cochrane review from the authors themselves. They allow everyone from healthcare professionals to patients and families to hear the latest Cochrane evidence in under five minutes. 

Cochrane is preparing a series of reviews to help decision makers with their response to COVID-19. Cochrane COVID-19 podcasts offer a quick and easy way to keep up with the latest evidence from the Cochrane Library. 

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Do blood thinners prevent people who are hospitalised with COVID-19 from developing blood clots?
In October 2020, we published the findings on the effects of anticoagulants and lead author, Ronald Flumignan from the Federal University of Sao Paulo in Brazil describes what they found in this podcast.

How effective is screening for COVID-19?
Screening programmes are in place for many conditions and the COVID-19 pandemic has led to discussions of whether people should be screened for SARS-CoV-2, which is the virus that causes COVID-19. A Cochrane rapid review from September 2020 looks at the evidence for universal screening and we asked lead author, Meera Viswanathan from RTI International in the USA to describe the findings in this podcast.

Is plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 an effective treatment for people with COVID-19?
In October 2020, we published our second update of the review of convalescent plasma and hyperimmune immunoglobulin and we asked its lead author, Khai Li Chai from Monash University in Australia, to tell us about the latest findings.

How accurate is chest imaging for diagnosing COVID-19?
We asked the lead author of the September 2020 review of the evidence on using imaging tests to diagnose the condition, Jean-Paul Salameh from The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute in Canada, to describe their findings in this podcast.

Does quarantine, alone or in combination with other public health measures, control coronavirus (COVID-19)?
In this podcast, lead author, Barbara Nussbaumer-Streit from Danube University Krems in Austria outlines the findings of the review of quarantine, which was originally requested by the World Health Organization and was first published in April, before being updated in September 2020.

Can travel-related control measures contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic?
In this podcast, lead author, Jake Burns from the University of Munich in Germany describes the findings of our review of the effects of travel-related control measures, which was published in September 2020.

Can symptoms and medical examination accurately diagnose COVID-19 disease?
Published i
n June 2020, this review examines the accuracy of using signs and symptoms to diagnose whether someone has the disease. We asked the lead author, Thomas Struyf from the KU Leuven in Belgium, to tell us why the review is needed and what they found.


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