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14 January 2021
Dr Tess Lawrie and Dr Andrew Hill to conduct Cochrane rapid review on ivermectin
Dr Tess Lawrie who authored the rapid review and meta-analysis in support of the FLCCC's review, together with Dr Andrew Hill of the University of Liverpool, who has recently published the WHO-funded meta-analysis on the same subject, are to lead a new Cochrane rapid review.
13 January 2021
British Ivermectin Recommendation Development (BIRD) formed. Meeting held Wednesday 13th.
The BIRD meeting was convened by Dr. Tess Lawrie in order to present the findings from her rapid systematic review and meta-analysis of studies on the use of ivermectin to prevent and treat COVID-19.
Dr. Lawrie presented evidence in the form of a DECIDE evidence-to-decision framework, a format used by the World Health Organization for the development of guidelines and recommendations in medical practice.
Twenty experts from around the world and the UK attended the meeting, including 13 clinicians, and seven representatives from the public.
British Ivermectin Recommendation Development (BIRD) Group draft Evidence to Decision (EtD) framework.
03 January 2021
URGENT Covid-19 information for health professionals and policymakers:
Ivermectin reduces the risk of death from COVID-19 - A rapid review and meta-analysis in support of the recommendation of the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance
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Tess (MBBCh, DFSRH, PhD), as director of E-BMC Ltd, is committed to improving the quality of healthcare through rigorous research. Her range of research expertise, based on research experience in both developing and developed countries, uniquely positions her to evaluate and design research for a variety of healthcare settings. Tess is a frequent member of technical teams responsible for developing international guidelines. Her peer-reviewed publications have received in excess of 3000 citations and her ResearchGate score is among the top 5% of ResearchGate members.
Ewelina (MSc, PhD) is an experienced systematic reviewer whose expertise includes the methodology of meta-analyses using individual participant and test accuracy data. She also has considerable experience in managing evidence synthesis projects and their teams.
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Therese, PhD BSc (econ), is a systematic reviewer with considerable experience in Cochrane and GRADE methodology. Previously she worked with the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group in Liverpool where she was frequently involved in international healthcare guideline development.
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