Our Contribution to COVID-19 Research

Cochrane has published Special Collection of Coronavirus (COVID-19) evidence, relevant to acute and critical care. This is to ensure immediate access to systematic reviews most directly relevant to the management of people hospitalized with severe acute respiratory infections. It includes reviews that are relevant to the WHO interim guidance, and reviews identified as relevant by Cochrane Acute, and Emergency Care informed by Cochrane groups in affected regions.

The Special Collection includes Cochrane Reviews on topics such as fluid and vasopressor therapy; respiratory support and mechanical ventilation; weaning mechanical ventilation; managing hypoxaemia; pharmacological treatment; managing delirium; nutrition in intensive care; and diagnosis.

The Emergency and Critical Care Group published relevant reviews with the scope of treating patients with Covid-19. The group is also involved in several rapid updates, rapid reviews, full reviews, and other initiatives related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our reviews were cited, mentioned in policymakers decisions, Social Media and in Wikipedia.

Our related Covid-19 publications

Care bundles for improving outcomes in patients with COVID-19 or related conditions in intensive care – a rapid scoping review

Anticoagulants for people hospitalised with COVID-19

Interleukin-1 blocking agents for treating COVID-19

Interleukin-6 blocking agents for treating COVID-19: a living systematic review

In collaboration with Cochrane France, commissioned by WHO Health Emergencies Program (WHE); Cochrane Response is part of the operating team of the COVID-19 living systematic review and network meta-analysis initiative.

Furthermore, Cochrane Emergency and Critical Care Group participated and contributed to the Operating Team of COVID-NMAan international initiative working in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO), led by a team of researchers from Cochrane and other institutions (Université de Paris, Inserm, CNRS, Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Odense (CEBMO), University of Southern Denmark, Odense University Hospital, Epistemonkos Foundation, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, University of Milan). 

COVID - NMA Editorial Team*

Stephanie Weibel - Content Editor, Cochrane Emergency and Critical Care

Nathan Pace - Statistical Editor, Cochrane Emergency and Critical Care

Marialena Trivella - Statistical Editor, Cochrane Emergency and Critical Care

Janne Vendt - Information Specialist, Cochrane Emergency and Critical Care

Teo Quay - Managing Editor, Cochrane Emergency and Critical Care

Harald Herkner - Co-ordinating Editor, Cochrane Emergency and Critical Care

*Please read more 'About us'