Protective Eyewear for Health Care Workers: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

This CADTH Rapid Response Report looks at evidence and recommendations regarding the clinical effectiveness of protective eyewear for health care workers caring for patients with suspected or confirmed respiratory tract infections. No relevant literature or evidence-based guidelines were identified; however, articles of potential interest are provided in the appendix. Link to Report Protective Eyewear for […]

Influenza Vaccination and Risk of Subsequent Non-Influenza Respiratory Viruses: Safety

This CADTH Rapid Response Report looks at evidence on the safety of influenza vaccination in terms of the risk of contracting subsequent non-influenza respiratory viruses. This information might help inform decisions on the administration of the seasonal flu vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic. Three non-randomized studies were identified. Two found no association between the influenza […]

Personal Protective Equipment for Endoscopy or General Surgery in Patients with Respiratory Infections: Guidelines

CADTH conducted a Rapid Response Report to search for evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of personal protective equipment during endoscopy or general surgery procedures for patients who may have respiratory infections such as COVID-19. Two evidence-based guidelines were identified, with one specifically providing guidance on surgical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Link to Report Personal […]

Testing for COVID-19 in Correctional Facilities: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

CADTH conducted a Rapid Response report to search for evidence on the clinical effectiveness of COVID-19 testing for all new admissions to correctional facilities, as well as the clinical effectiveness of mass testing (i.e., testing everyone within the correctional facility for COVID-19). CADTH also searched for any evidence-based guidelines on these topics. However, no relevant […]

Isolation Measures to Prevent COVID-19 Transmission: Clinical Evidence and Guidelines

This Rapid Response review aimed to identify available clinical evidence and evidence-based guidelines regarding home or community isolation for the prevention of COVID-19. The review did not identify any clinical evidence or evidence-based guidelines on this topic. Therefore, no conclusions can be drawn based on this review. The report includes other references of potential interest. […]

Healthy Aging

This Environmental Scan focuses on interventions promoting healthy aging and preventing frailty in older, community-dwelling adults. The scan is based on a literature review and a survey of Canadian contacts working in this area. This information may be useful to decision-makers considering those at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, including older adults. This […]