Quick Start: Laboratory Services and COVID-19

These citations related to laboratory services and COVID-19 are intended to provide a preliminary quick start to more comprehensive searching or to help frame questions or issues. If you’d like to know more, please contact CADTH via our email address or our requests page Link to Report Quick Start: Laboratory Services and COVID-19

Plastic or Reusable Aerochambers in Multi-Dose Inhalers: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

CADTH created a Rapid Response report that included a search for evidence regarding the clinical effectiveness of plastic or reusable aerochambers in multi-dose inhalers for patients requiring medication administration, as well as any evidence-based guidelines on the topic. However, no relevant literature or evidence-based guidelines were identified; therefore, no conclusions could be drawn. Link to […]

Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Major Depressive Disorder and Anxiety Disorders: An Environmental Scan

This Environmental Scan provides information on internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) programs for major depression and anxiety disorders in Canada. It also raises awareness on considerations for the implementation of these programs. This report identified at least 15 iCBT programs that are available in various Canadian jurisdictions, and may be of interest to those exploring […]

Portable or Temporary Negative Pressure Rooms for Tuberculosis: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

This Rapid Response review aimed to identify available evidence on the clinical effectiveness of portable or temporary negative pressure rooms and related evidence-based guidelines for the management of people with active tuberculosis. The review included a search for relevant studies on COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. As no relevant studies or guidelines on this topic […]

Quick Start: Radiology Services and COVID-19

These citations related to radiology services and COVID-19 are intended to provide a preliminary quick start to more comprehensive searching or to help frame questions or issues. If you’d like to know more, please contact CADTH via our email address or our requests page. Link to Report Quick Start: Radiology Services and COVID-19

Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine, With or Without Azithromycin, for COVID-19: A Brief Overview

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have been identified as potential treatments for COVID-19, with some clinical trials combining chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine with the antibacterial azithromycin. There is currently no evidence regarding the efficacy of chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine for the prevention of COVID-19. With respect to treating COVID-19, the current evidence related to the clinical efficacy of chloroquine […]

Quick Start: Resumption of Surgical Services

These citations related to resumption of surgical services are intended to provide a preliminary quick start to enable more comprehensive searching or to help frame questions or issues. If you’d like to know more, please contact CADTH by email or our requests page. Link to Report Quick Start: Resumption of Surgical Services

Infection Prevention and Control Measures in Mental Health Facilities: Guidelines

CADTH conducted a Rapid Response search for evidence-based guidelines regarding infection prevention or control measures in mental health treatment facilities. No relevant evidence-based guidelines were identified; therefore, no conclusions can be drawn based on this review. Note that a list of other potentially relevant citations can be found in the report’s Appendix. Link to Report […]

Pre-Treatment Mouth Rinses for Dental Patients With Suspected SARS or COVID-19: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CADTH looked for studies on the clinical effectiveness of using pre-dental treatment mouth rinses for patients with suspected SARS or COVID-19 in order to prevent virus transmission from patients to oral health care providers. The report also looked for evidence-based guidelines for the use of pre-treatment mouth rinses in […]

Pre-Treatment Mouth Rinses for Dental Patients With Suspected SARS or COVID-19: Clinical Effectiveness and Guideline

No literature was identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of pre-dental treatment mouth rinses for patients with suspected severe acute respiratory syndrome or coronavirus disease. Additionally, no evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the use of pre-dental treatment mouth rinses in patients with suspected severe acute respiratory syndrome or coronavirus disease. Link to Report Pre-Treatment Mouth Rinses […]

SARS-CoV-2 Longevity on and Transmission via Materials: Evidence

One non-randomized study was identified regarding the lifespan of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 on different materials. No clinical evidence was identified regarding severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 transmission via materials. Link to Report SARS-CoV-2 Longevity on and Transmission via Materials: Evidence

Digital Stethoscope for Patients with Confirmed or Suspected Infectious Disease: Guidelines

CADTH conducted a Rapid Response report to search for evidence-based guidelines related to the use of digital stethoscopes for pulmonary auscultation in patients with suspected or confirmed infectious disease. No relevant evidence-based guidelines were identified; therefore, no conclusions can be drawn based on this review. Note that a list of other potentially relevant citations can […]

SARS-CoV-2 Longevity on and Transmission via Materials: Evidence

This report reviewed the available literature on the lifespan of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on different materials, as well as its potential for transmission via these materials. One non-randomized study was identified, which reported that SARS-CoV-2 was viable on plastic and stainless steel for up to 72 hours, on copper for up […]

Hand Washing for Health Care Workers to Reduce the Transmission of Infection: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CADTH looked for studies on hand washing for health care workers to reduce the transmission of infection. One systematic review and one non-randomized study were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of hand washing with soap and water compared with hand sanitization solutions. Three evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the […]