SYSTEMS - Respiratory


TitleTypeLevel of evidenceSourcePublishedReview
Department of Health information on PertussisWeb directoryEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response (CSR)Surveillance dataWorld Health Organization (WHO)
Department of Health information on SARSWeb directoryEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Web directoryEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)
CDC web pages on SARSSurveillance data
Webpage
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Department of Health information on TuberculosisWeb directoryEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)
TB AlertWeb directoryN/ATB Alert
Health risk information sheet - PoliomyelitisFactsheetEvidence citedNational Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC)
General information about Q FeverWebpageEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)
Health risk information sheet - LegionellosisFactsheetEvidence citedNational Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC)
European Working Group for Legionella Infection (EWGLI)Web directoryEvidence cited
Professional opinion
European Working Group for Legionella Infection (EWGLI)
Department of Health information on Legionnaires diseaseWeb directoryEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)
Department of Health information on InfluenzaWeb directoryEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)
Global Atlas of infectious disease an interactive information and mapping systemWeb directoryEvidence citedWorld Health Organization (WHO)
Group B Streptococcus Support GroupWebpageEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Group B Streptococcus Support Group
GP Notebook - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)Public leafletEvidence citedGP Notebook
Department of Health information on DiphtheriaWeb directoryEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)
HPA menu page on AnthraxWeb directoryEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)
Antibiotics for childhood coughsJournal article
Systematic review
Evidence cited
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. National clinical guideline on management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adults in primary and secondary careBest practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Thorax
Department of Health information on AnthraxWebpageEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)
World Organisation for Animal Health
Immunisations -Influenza (August 2006)Best practice
Care guideline
Web directory
Evidence citedPRODIGY Knowledge
UK Department of Health – Flu page Surveillance data
Web directory
Webpage
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)
UK NHS Immunisation website – Flu Best practice
Care guideline
Factsheet
Public leaflet
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
NHS Immunisation Website
European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) – Seasonal influenza pageSurveillance data
Web directory
Webpage
Professional opinionEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
The European Influenza Surveillance Scheme (EISS) Surveillance data
Web directory
Webpage
Professional opinionEuropean Influenza Surveillance Scheme (EISS)
WHO – Flu page Surveillance data
Web directory
Webpage
Professional opinionWorld Health Organization (WHO)
USA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - flu page Factsheet
Web directory
Webpage
Professional opinionCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Influenza vaccine uptake results by age and PCTSurveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
NHS Immunisation Website
Immunisation against infectious disease - Green Book – the complete current editionBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)16/07/2012
Influenza at the Human-Animal Interface (HAI) Web directoryEvidence cited
Professional opinion
World Health Organization (WHO)02/11/2011
Seasonal InfluenzaWebpageEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)30/12/2010
ECDC Forward look risk assessment for the 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) and future influenza season - Superseded By " Likely scenarios and uncertainties in the 2010/2011 influenza season in Europe and beyond" ReviewEvidence cited
Professional opinion
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)28/10/2010
Epidemiological report of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in the UKSurveillance dataEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)01/10/2010
Identification of Enterobacteriaceae (BSOP ID16)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)28/09/2010
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) - NHS Immunisation website Web directoryUnspecifiedNHS Immunisation website01/07/2010
Sources of UK flu dataSurveillance data
Web directory
Evidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)15/06/2010
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (updated)Best practice
Care guideline
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)01/06/2010
If you work with poultry, read this leaflet now The programme has been discontinued. The resources have been retained for reference purposes onlyPublic leafletEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)28/05/2010
Effect of antibiotic prescribing in primary care on antimicrobial resistance in individual patients: systematic review and meta-analysisSystematic reviewMeta analysisBritish Medical Journal (BMJ)18/05/2010
Avian influenza Web directoryEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)06/05/2010
BCG - NHS Immunisation websiteCare guideline
Web directory
UnspecifiedNHS Immunisation Website12/04/2010
Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) - NHS Immunisation websiteCare guideline
Web directory
UnspecifiedNHS Immunisation Website12/04/2010
Vaccination programmeBest practiceN/ADepartment of Health (DH)18/03/2010
Joint ECDC/WHO report on tuberculosis surveillance in Europe in 2008Outbreak report
Surveillance data
Evidence citedEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)18/03/2010
Tuberculosis Update: Newsletter March 2010OtherEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)01/03/2010
Pandemic influenza A(H1N1)v 2009 (swine flu)Best practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)16/02/2010
National Knowledge Service - TBBest practice
Care guideline
Webpage
Evidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)10/02/2010
Tuberculosis: Clinical diagnosis and management of tuberculosis and measures for its preventionBest practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Royal College of Physicians02/02/2010
Guidelines for the prevention and management of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and disease in adult patients with chronic kidney disease.Care guidelineMeta analysisBritish Thoracic Society (BTS)24/01/2010
Identification of anaerobic cocci (BSOP ID14)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)23/12/2009
A (H1N1) swine flu influenza: phase two of the vaccination programme; children over 6 months and under 5 years: dosage schedule update (2009)OtherN/ADepartment of Health (DH)16/12/2009
Global tuberculosis control: a short update to the 2009 reportSurveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
World Health Organisation 08/12/2009
Tuberculosis in the UK: Annual report on tuberculosis surveillance in the UK 2009Surveillance dataEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)02/12/2009
The swine flu vaccines, their preparation and administration: a practical guide for health professionals (avalable but Archived material)Best practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)27/11/2009
Human Swine Influenza: information for health professionalsWeb directoryEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)25/11/2009
Summary of prescribing guidance for the treatment and prophylaxis of influenza-like illnessBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)25/11/2009
Swine flu and rough sleepers for organisations working with rough sleepers in EnglandBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)25/11/2009
Safety of pandemic vaccinesFactsheetUnspecifiedWorld Health Organisation 19/11/2009
Clinical management of human infection with pandemic (H1N1) 2009: revised guidanceBest practice
Care guideline
Factsheet
Evidence citedWorld Health Organisation 12/11/2009
Investigation of specimens for Legionella species (BSOP 47)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)09/11/2009
Global action plan for prevention and control of pneumonia (GAPP)Surveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
World Health Organization (WHO)02/11/2009
Health and social care workers and pandemic influenza: information for staff who are pregnant or in other at-risk groupsBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)28/10/2009
Clinical Professionals Brief on Swine Flu VaccinationBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)28/10/2009
Information materials to support the swine flu vaccination programmeBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)22/10/2009
Bird Flu - Avian influenzaPublic leaflet
Webpage
Professional opinionNHS Direct Online14/10/2009
Swine flu clinical packageBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)06/10/2009
National Framework and supporting guidanceBest practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)22/09/2009
Flu campaign information 2008 Factsheet
Public leaflet
Webpage
UnspecifiedDepartment of Health (DH)17/09/2009
Flu communications campaign information 2008Public leaflet
Web directory
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)17/09/2009
Seasonal flu jab - NHS Immunisation websiteCare guideline
Webpage
UnspecifiedNHS Immunisation Website16/09/2009
Pandemic influenza paediatric clinical pathways: information for health care professionals working in primary care and the communityBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)10/09/2009
Swine flu: UK planning assumptionsBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)03/09/2009
Tetanus - NHS Immunisation websiteCare guideline
Web directory
UnspecifiedNHS Immunisation website17/08/2009
Surveillance and studies in a pandemic: Report on fourth meeting of the SSiaP working group Outbreak report
Surveillance data
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)13/08/2009
Use of specific pandemic influenza vaccines during the H1N1 2009 pandemic (ECDC Interim guidance)Best practice
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)01/08/2009
BTS TB section of the websiteBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
British Thoracic Society (BTS)28/07/2009
Launch of National Pandemic Flu serviceOtherN/ADepartment of Health (DH)23/07/2009
Swine flu: UK planning assumptionsBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)16/07/2009
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 guidance documentsWeb directoryEvidence cited
Professional opinion
World Health Organization (WHO)10/07/2009
Guide to public health measures to reduce the impact of influenza pandemics in Europe – ‘The ECDC Menu’ ReviewEvidence cited
Professional opinion
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)17/06/2009
Pandemic influenza: recommendations on the use of antiviral medicines for pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding and children under the age of one yearBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)08/06/2009
Mitigation and delaying (or ‘containment’)strategies as the new influenza A(H1N1) virus comes into EuropeReviewEvidence cited
Professional opinion
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)06/06/2009
Swine fluWebpageProfessional opinionDepartment of Health (DH)01/05/2009
Meeting Report: European pandemic influenza planning assumptionsOtherEvidence cited
Professional opinion
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)01/05/2009
Important information about swine fluBest practice
Public leaflet
UnspecifiedDepartment of Health (DH)30/04/2009
The origin of the recent swine influenza A(H1N1) virus infecting humans OtherEvidence citedEuro Surveillance30/04/2009
PL CMO (2009)1, PL CNO (2009)1, PL CPHO (2009)1: the influenza immunisation programme 2009/10OtherN/ADepartment of Health (DH)06/04/2009
Diphtheria - NHS Immunisation website Care guideline
Web directory
UnspecifiedNHS Immunisation Website01/04/2009
Pandemic flu guidance for businesses: risk assessment in the occupational settingBest practice
Public leaflet
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)27/03/2009
Case definition and guidance on reporting, and management of SARS patients in the UK in the inter-epidemic periodBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)25/02/2009
Avian influenza (bird flu): the basicsWeb directoryEvidence citedDepartment of Environment, Food and rural Affairs (Defra)09/02/2009
Revised Avian Influenza Guidance and Algorithms.Best practice
Factsheet
Web directory
Professional opinion
Unspecified
Health Protection Agency (HPA)21/01/2009
Revised Avian Influenza Guidance and AlgorithmsCare guideline
Care pathway
Standard Operating Procedures
Web directory
Evidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)21/01/2009
Pandemic influenza: guidance for primary care trusts and primary care professionals on the provision of healthcare in a community setting in EnglandBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)18/12/2008
Additional Funding for Pandemic Influenza PreparednessOtherUnspecifiedDepartment of Health (DH)11/11/2008
Multidrug- and Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, GermanyJournal articleEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)11/11/2008
National Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Survey in Europe, 2007Surveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)30/10/2008
Pandemic flu: UK international preparedness strategyOtherEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)23/10/2008
Annual meeting on TB surveillance in Europe (Meeting Report)Surveillance data
Other
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)23/10/2008
Scientific Pandemic Influenza Advisory Committee (SPI): Subgroup on Modelling (update)Best practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)09/10/2008
Tuberculosis in the UK: Annual report on tuberculosis surveillance in the UK 2008Surveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/10/2008
Pandemic influenza: Guidance for Dental PracticesBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)04/09/2008
Pandemic influenza: Guidance on the delivery of and contract arrangements for primary care dentistryBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)03/09/2008
Technical patient safety solutions for prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in adults Best practice
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)27/08/2008
Seasonal Influenza Programme 2008/09OtherN/ADepartment of Health (DH)05/08/2008
Bacterial Pneumonia and Pandemic Influenza PlanningJournal articleEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Emerging Infectious Diseases01/08/2008
Identification of Corynebacterium diptheriae, Corynebacterium ulcerans and Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis (BSOP ID2)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)14/07/2008
Guidelines for the management of hospital-acquired pneumonia in the UK: Report of the Working Party on Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia of the British Society for Antimicrobial ChemotherapyBest practice
Systematic review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC)03/07/2008
Pandemic influenza: guidance on preparing mental health services in EnglandBest practice
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)01/07/2008
Respiratory tract infections – antibiotic prescribing Prescribing of antibiotics for self-limiting respiratory tract infections in adults and children in primary careBest practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)01/07/2008
Bird flu and pandemic influenza: what are the risks?Best practice
Webpage
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)30/06/2008
Pandemic Flu: Frequently asked questionsFactsheet
Webpage
Evidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)01/06/2008
The Scientific Pandemic Influenza Sub-Group on ModellingWebpageEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)01/06/2008
Tuberculosis and Air Travel: Guidelines for Prevention and Control (Third Edition)Best practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
World Health Organization (WHO)01/06/2008
Avian influenza - situation in BangladeshCase report
Webpage
Evidence citedEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)28/05/2008
Possible amendments to medicines and associated legislation during an influenza pandemicConsultationEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)21/05/2008
Antiviral treatment and prevention of seasonal influenza: A comparative review of recommendations in the European Union. Journal articleEvidence citedEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)16/05/2008
Crystal structures of oseltamivir-resistant influenza virus neuraminidase mutantsJournal articleEvidence citedEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)14/05/2008
Preliminary Findings of a Randomized Trial of Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions to Prevent Influenza Transmission in HouseholdsJournal article
Research study
RCTPLoS one07/05/2008
Public Response to Community Mitigation Measures for Pandemic InfluenzaJournal articleEvidence citedEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)01/05/2008
Interim ECDC Scientific and Public Health Briefing:  Sharing influenza Virus Samples – Updated May 2008PolicyEvidence citedEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)01/05/2008
Changing Epidemiology of Pneumococcal Meningitis after the introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in the United StatesJournal articleEvidence citedAdvisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection23/04/2008
Interim within-season estimate of the effectiveness of trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine-Marshfield, Wisconsin, 2007-08 influenza season. Journal articleCase control studies
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)18/04/2008
Report on the investigation of acute febrile deaths in three children during the 2008 seasonal influenza outbreak in HKSAR: Summary and Recommendations. Care guideline
Case report
Evidence citedEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)18/04/2008
Pontiac fever outbreak associated with a spa-pool, United Kingdom, April 2008Journal articleEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Eurosurveillance Monthly Release16/04/2008
Management of Spa Pools - Controlling the Risks of Infection Best practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)02/04/2008
PL CMO (2008)3, PL CNO (2008)2, PL CPHO (2008)1: The influenza immunisation programme 2008/09Best practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)31/03/2008
Pandemic influenza preparedness in Africa is a profound challenge for an already distressed region: analysis of national preparedness plans Journal articleEvidence citedEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)04/03/2008
Rifampicin plus pyrazinamide versus isoniazid for treating latent tuberculosis infection: a meta-analysis (Structured abstract)ReviewMeta analysisCochrane Library01/03/2008
Clinical application of a rapid lung-orientated immunoassay in individuals with possible tuberculosis.Research studyEvidence citedThorax online01/03/2008
Epidemiological data - Diphtheria notifications, deaths, and vaccine uptake rates 1985-1999Surveillance dataProfessional opinionHealth Protection Agency (HPA)22/02/2008
EMEA recommends authorization of first pre-pandemic influenza vaccine [news release]. London, UK: European Medicines Agency. February 21, 2008.PolicyEvidence citedEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)21/02/2008
Predictive Value of a Whole-blood IFN-{gamma} Assay for the Development of Active TB Disease.Research studyCase control studiesAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine14/02/2008
Pandemic flu guidance for funeral directors What you need to know and how to protect yourself and othersBest practice
Factsheet
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)30/01/2008
Pandemic flu guidance for cleaning staff and refuse collectors in non-health care settings What you need to know and how to protect yourself and othersBest practice
Factsheet
Public leaflet
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)30/01/2008
Pandemic flu guidance for the Fire and Rescue Service What you need to know and how to protect yourself and othersBest practice
Factsheet
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)30/01/2008
Pandemic flu guidance for the Police Service What you need to know and how to protect yourself and othersBest practice
Factsheet
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)30/01/2008
Pandemic flu guidance for the hospitality industry What you need to know and how to protect yourself and othersBest practice
Factsheet
Public leaflet
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)30/01/2008
Three-year population-based evaluation of standardized Mycobacterial Interspersed Repetitive Unit-Variable Number of Tandem Repeat typing of Mycobacterium tuberculosisResearch studyEvidence citedJournal of Clinical Microbiology30/01/2008
Fluoroquinolones for treating tuberculosisSystematic reviewEvidence cited
RCT
Cochrane Library23/01/2008
Corticosteroids for managing tuberculous meningitisSystematic reviewEvidence cited
RCT
Cochrane Library23/01/2008
A DNA vaccine against tuberculosis based on the 65 kDa heat-shock protein differentially activates human macrophages and dendritic cells.Research studyEvidence citedGenetic Vaccines and Therapy21/01/2008
Immune Reconstitution and "Unmasking" of Tuberculosis during Antiretroviral Therapy.Research studyClinical trial
Evidence cited
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine17/01/2008
Sensitivity of IFN-gamma Release Assay to Detect Latent Tuberculosis Infection Is Retained in HIV-Infected Patients but Dependent on HIV/AIDS Progression.Research studyCase control studies
Evidence cited
PLoS one16/01/2008
Measuring tuberculosis burden, trends, and the impact of control programmes.Surveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Lancet Infectious Diseases15/01/2008
Mycobacterial T Cell Responses in HIV-Infected Patients with Advanced ImmunosuppressionResearch studyClinical trial
Evidence cited
Journal of Infectious Diseases15/01/2008
A systematic review of delay in the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis.Systematic reviewEvidence cited
RCT
BMC Public Health14/01/2008
Influenza season 2007/08 - use of antiviralsBest practiceProfessional opinionDepartment of Health (DH)09/01/2008
Incidence of Tuberculosis and the Predictive Value of ELISPOT and Mantoux Tests in Gambian Case ContactsResearch studyCase control studies
Evidence cited
PLoS one02/01/2008
How good are systemic symptoms and blood inflammatory markers at detecting individuals with tuberculosis?Research studyCohort studiesInternational Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease01/01/2008
Health Care Utilization for Pneumonia in Young Children After Routine Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Use in the United StatesResearch studyClinical trial
Evidence cited
Archives of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine01/12/2007
Pandemic Influenza Preparedness in the EU/EEA, Status report as of Autumn 2007 (Technical Report)Best practice
Review
Surveillance data
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)01/12/2007
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (EUCAST document E.DEF 8.1)--report of the Subcommittee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis of the European Committee for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID).Research study
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Clinical Microbiology and Infection01/12/2007
Risk groups and uptake of influenza and pneumococcal vaccine in IrelandJournal articleEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Eurosurveillance Monthly Release01/12/2007
Pandemic flu: A national framework for responding to an influenza pandemic(Superseded by UK Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Strategy 10/11/2011)OtherEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)22/11/2007
Initial investigation and management of outbreaks and incidences of unusual illnesses - with particular reference to events that may be due to clinical, biological or radiological causes, including deliberate releaseBest practice
Care guideline
Evidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)19/11/2007
Epidemiological data - Avian InfluenzaWeb directoryN/AHealth Protection Agency (HPA)13/11/2007
identification of Legionella species (BSOP ID18)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)12/11/2007
Tuberculosis in the UK. Annual report on tuberculosis surveillance and control in the UK 2007Surveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)07/11/2007
Nucleic acid amplification tests for the diagnosis of tuberculous lymphadenitis: a systematic review [Review Article]Research study
Systematic review
Evidence citedInternational Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease01/11/2007
Progression of pulmonary tuberculosis and efficiency of bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccination are genetically controlled via a common sst1-mediated mechanism of innate immunity.Research studyEvidence citedThe Journal of Immunology01/11/2007
Multidrug-resistant tuberculous meningitis.ReviewEvidence citedCurrent Neurology and Neuroscience Reports01/11/2007
Directly observed therapy for treating tuberculosis (Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewEvidence citedCochrane Library17/10/2007
Oral non steroid anti-inflammatories for children and adults with bronchiectasisSystematic reviewRCTThe Cochrane Library17/10/2007
Interventions for the interruption or reduction of the spread of respiratory viruses Systematic reviewEvidence cited
Professional opinion
RCT
Cochrane Library17/10/2007
Combined corticosteroid and long-acting beta-agonist in one inhaler versus long-acting beta-agonists for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Systematic reviewEvidence cited
RCT
Cochrane Library17/10/2007
Over-the-counter (OTC) medications to reduce cough as an adjunct to antibiotics for acute pneumonia in children and adults Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library17/10/2007
Rifabutin for treating pulmonary tuberculosis Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library17/10/2007
Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccine in the Community-Dwelling Elderly Journal article
Research study
Surveillance data
Clinical trial
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
New England Journal of Medicine04/10/2007
Prospective comparison of the tuberculin skin test and 2 whole-blood interferon-gamma release assays in persons with suspected tuberculosis.Research studyClinical trial
Cohort studies
Evidence cited
Clinical Infectious Diseases01/10/2007
Patient choice promotes adherence in preventive treatment for latent tuberculosisResearch studyClinical trial
Evidence cited
European Respiratory Journal01/10/2007
Large sequence polymorphisms classify Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains with ancestral spoligotyping patterns.Research studyEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Journal of Clinical Microbiology01/10/2007
Influenza vaccine: The challenge of antigenic drift Best practice
Research study
Review
Surveillance data
Evidence citedVaccine28/09/2007
Frequently asked questions on influenzaFactsheet
Public leaflet
Webpage
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)27/09/2007
Identification of Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis from selective agar (BSOP ID5)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)14/09/2007
Identification of Bacillus species (BSOP ID 9)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)14/09/2007
Influenza Vaccine and ImmunisationWeb directory
Webpage
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)04/09/2007
The contribution of respiratory pathogens to the seasonality of NHS Direct calls Review
Surveillance data
Evidence citedJournal of Infection01/09/2007
Follow-up study of tuberculosis-exposed supermarket customers with negative tuberculin skin test results in association with positive gamma interferon release assay results.Outbreak report
Research study
Clinical trial
Evidence cited
Clinical and Vaccine Immunology01/09/2007
Exercise Winter Willow - lessons identifiedOtherEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)30/08/2007
Review of the evidence base underpinning clinical countermeasures and risk from H5N1Best practice
Systematic review
Meta analysis
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)08/08/2007
Appendix 2 Specialist Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance (SACAR) Antimicrobial Framework Best practice
Care guideline
Journal article
Evidence citedAdvisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection01/08/2007
Vitamin C for preventing and treating the common coldSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library18/07/2007
Seasonal influenza in the United States, France, and Australia: transmission and prospects for controlBest practice
Research study
Evidence citedEpidemiology and Infection 18/07/2007
John F. Enders Lecture 2006: Antivirals for Influenza Best practice
Journal article
Review
Evidence citedJournal of Infectious Diseases15/07/2007
Monitoring tuberculosis treatment outcome: analysis of national surveillance data from a clinical perspectiveResearch study
Surveillance data
Cohort studies
Evidence cited
Thorax online05/07/2007
Traveler's Health: Yellow Book Health Information for International Travel 2008Care guideline
Web directory
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)01/07/2007
Biomarkers of treatment response in clinical trials of novel antituberculosis agents.Journal article
Research study
Evidence citedLancet Infectious Diseases01/07/2007
Prevention and Control of Influenza: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2007Care guideline
Government report
Review
Surveillance data
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)29/06/2007
Survey of tuberculosis incidents in hospital healthcare workers, England and Wales, 2005.Surveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Journal of Public Health28/06/2007
Seasonal FluPublic leaflet
Web directory
Professional opinionNHS Direct Online27/06/2007
Tuberculosis prevention and treatment: a toolkit for planning, commissioning and delivering high-quality services in EnglandBest practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)15/06/2007
The evolution of extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB): history, status and issues for global control.Surveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets01/06/2007
Epidemiological data - LegionellaSurveillance dataProfessional opinionHealth Protection Agency (HPA)30/05/2007
HPA National Surveillance of Influenza Activity Graphs 2007/2008Surveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)23/05/2007
Predicting pneumonia and influenza mortality from morbidity data.Research study
Surveillance data
Evidence citedPLoS one23/05/2007
Outbreaks of influenza and influenza-like illness in schools in England and Wales, 2005/06Outbreak report
Research study
Surveillance data
Clinical trial
Cohort studies
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2007
Control and prevention of healthcare associated tuberculosis: the role of respiratory isolation and personal respiratory protection.Journal articleEvidence citedAdvisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection01/05/2007
Global phylogeography of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and implications for tuberculosis product developmentResearch studyEvidence citedLancet Infectious Diseases01/05/2007
Utility of genotyping of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the contact investigation: a decision analysis.Research studyEvidence citedTuberculosis01/05/2007
Tuberculosis in non-UK-born persons, England and Wales, 2001-2003.Surveillance dataCase control studies
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease01/05/2007
Global consultation on addressing ethical issues in pandemic influenza planning. Summary of discussions. Geneva, Switzerland, 24 –25 October 2006ConsultationEvidence citedEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)01/05/2007
Oral decontamination for prevention of pneumonia in mechanically ventilated adults: systematic review and meta-analysisReviewEvidence cited
Meta analysis
RCT
British Medical Journal (BMJ)28/04/2007
General Information about coughingPublic leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor22/04/2007
Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adults (Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library18/04/2007
Influenza vaccination in children being treated with chemotherapy for cancer (Protocol)Best practice
Care guideline
Systematic review
Case control studies
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
RCT
Cochrane Library18/04/2007
Nebulized hypertonic saline solution for acute bronchiolitis in children Systematic reviewRCTThe Cochrane Library18/04/2007
Palliative oxygen for non-hypoxaemic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Protocol)Research study
Review
Evidence citedCochrane Library18/04/2007
Pneumococcal vaccines for children and adults with bronchiectasisSystematic reviewClinical trial
Evidence cited
Cochrane Library18/04/2007
Quantitative versus qualitative cultures of respiratory secretions for clinical outcomes in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia (Protocol)Best practice
Care guideline
Systematic review
Clinical trial
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
RCT
Cochrane Library18/04/2007
Rapid viral diagnosis for acute febrile respiratory illness in children in the Emergency Department (Protocol)Best practice
Care guideline
Systematic review
Clinical trial
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
RCT
Cochrane Library18/04/2007
Semi-recumbent position versus supine position for the prevention of ventilator associated pneumonia in adults requiring mechanical ventilation (Protocol)Best practice
Care guideline
Systematic review
Clinical trial
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
RCT
Cochrane Library18/04/2007
Steam inhalation or humidified oxygen for acute bronchiolitis in children up to three years of age (Protocol) Best practice
Care guideline
Systematic review
Clinical trial
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
RCT
Cochrane Library18/04/2007
Identification of glucose non-fermenting rods (BSOP ID 17) Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)02/04/2007
Human Bocavirus and Acute Wheezing in ChildrenJournal article
Research study
Clinical trial
Evidence cited
Clinical Infectious Diseases01/04/2007
Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2007-2008 northern hemisphere influenza season Best practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
World Health Organization (WHO)01/04/2007
Influenza: Evolving Strategies in Treatment and Prevention Care guideline
Research study
Review
Evidence citedSeminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine01/04/2007
Avian Influenza: Home pageFactsheet
Outbreak report
Public leaflet
Surveillance data
Web directory
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)30/03/2007
Surveillance of TB in Europe - Euro TBSurveillance dataEvidence citedWorld Health Organization (WHO)23/03/2007
WHO REPORT 200: Global Tuberculosis Control, Surveillance, Planning, FinancingBest practice
Care guideline
Research study
Surveillance data
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
World Health Organization (WHO)22/03/2007
NeLI hosts a TB National Knowledge Week 26th - 30th March 2007Web directoryEvidence cited
Professional opinion
NeLI20/03/2007
Review of arrangements for the Seasonal Influenza Programme in EnglandBest practice
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)08/03/2007
Meta-analysis: New Tests for the Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection: Areas of Uncertainty and Recommendations for ResearchResearch studyMeta analysisAnnals of Internal Medicine06/03/2007
NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries - Influenza (seasonal)Best practice
Care guideline
Evidence citedNHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries 01/03/2007
TuberculosisFactsheet
Surveillance data
Web directory
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/03/2007
Assessment tool for influenza preparedness in European countries – with a main focus on pandemic preparednessBest practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)01/03/2007
The growing impact of HIV infection on the epidemiology of tuberculosis in England and Wales 1999-2003.Journal article
Research study
Surveillance data
Case control studies
Clinical trial
Evidence cited
Thorax online20/02/2007
XDR Tuberculosis Implications for Global Public HealthBest practice
Review
Evidence citedThe New England Journal of Medicine15/02/2007
Morbidity profiles of patients consulting during influenza and respiratory syncytial virus active periodsJournal article
Surveillance data
Evidence citedEpidemiology and Infection 12/02/2007
Tuberculosis in London - the importance of homelessness, problem drug use and prison. Journal article
Research study
Surveillance data
Case control studies
Evidence cited
Thorax online08/02/2007
Frequently asked Questions about Tuberculosis (TB)Public leafletEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)30/01/2007
Tuberculosis-associated immune reconstitution disease: incidence, risk factors and impact in an antiretroviral treatment service in South AfricaResearch study
Review
Cohort studies
Evidence cited
AIDS30/01/2007
Ribavirin for respiratory syncytial virus infection of the lower respiratory tract (Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewEvidence citedCochrane Library24/01/2007
Deliberate Release - Questions commonly asked by health care providers about AnthraxCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)24/01/2007
Effect of isoniazid prophylaxis on mortality and incidence of tuberculosis in children with HIV: randomised controlled trial.Research studyClinical trial
Evidence cited
RCT
British Medical Journal (BMJ)20/01/2007
Influenza immunisation: attitudes and beliefs of UK healthcare workers.Best practice
Research study
Clinical trialOccupational and Environmental Medicine20/12/2006
Epidemiology of antituberculosis drug resistance (the Global Project on Anti-tuberculosis Drug Resistance Surveillance): an updated analysis.Journal article
Research study
Surveillance data
Clinical trial
Evidence cited
The Lancet16/12/2006
Rates of hospitalisation for influenza, respiratory syncytial virus and human metapneumovirus among infants and young children Research study
Review
Surveillance data
Case control studies
Clinical trial
Evidence cited
Vaccine09/12/2006
Common Cold (MeReC Bulletin)Best practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
The National Prescribing Centre08/12/2006
Acute sinusitits (MeReC Bulletin)Best practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
The National Prescribing Centre08/12/2006
Sore Throat (MeReC Bulletin)Best practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
The National Prescribing Centre08/12/2006
Acute Bronchitis (MeReC Bulletin)Best practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
The National Prescribing Centre08/12/2006
Stop TB Partnership - Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization Working Group Newsletter December 2006.Public leafletUnspecifiedStop TB Partnership01/12/2006
Effectiveness of an influenza vaccine programme for care home staff to prevent death, morbidity, and health service use among residents: cluster randomised controlled trialBest practice
Care guideline
Clinical trial
Evidence cited
RCT
British Medical Journal (BMJ)01/12/2006
Bronchiolitis in Children - A National Clinical GuidelineBest practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)24/11/2006
Programme of the Community Network of Reference Laboratories for Human Influenza to Improve Influenza Surveillance in Europe Surveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Vaccine10/11/2006
Effectiveness of early switch from intravenous to oral antibiotics in severe community acquired pneumonia: multicentre randomised trial Best practice
Care guideline
Care pathway
Journal article
Research study
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
RCT
British Medical Journal (BMJ)07/11/2006
International standards for tuberculosis care.Best practice
Care guideline
Journal article
Standard Operating Procedures
Evidence citedLancet Infectious Diseases06/11/2006
Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis as a cause of death in patients co-infected with tuberculosis and HIV in a rural area of South Africa. Journal article
Research study
Clinical trial
Evidence cited
The Lancet04/11/2006
Focus on Tuberculosis Annual surveillance report 2006 - England, Wales and Northern IrelandResearch study
Surveillance data
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/11/2006
Role of the laboratory in diagnosis of influenza during seasonal epidemics and potential pandemics. Research study
Review
Evidence citedJournal of Infectious Diseases01/11/2006
Epidemiology of seasonal influenza: use of surveillance data and statistical models to estimate the burden of diseaseResearch study
Surveillance data
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Journal of Infectious Diseases01/11/2006
Seasonal and pandemic influenza preparedness: science and countermeasures. Best practice
Research study
Surveillance data
Evidence citedJournal of Infectious Diseases01/11/2006
Antiviral management of seasonal and pandemic influenza. Best practice
Journal article
Review
Evidence citedJournal of Infectious Diseases01/11/2006
Influenza-related mortality in the Italian elderly: No decline associated with increasing vaccination coverage Journal article
Research study
Review
Surveillance data
Clinical trial
Evidence cited
Vaccine30/10/2006
Antibiotics for sore throat (Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library18/10/2006
Microscopic-Observation Drug-Susceptibility Assay for the Diagnosis of TBBest practice
Journal article
Research study
Evidence citedThe New England Journal of Medicine12/10/2006
Guidance for National Tuberculosis Programmes on the management of tuberculosis in children. Chapter 1: Introduction and Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Children.Best practice
Care guideline
Journal article
Standard Operating Procedures
Evidence citedInternational Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease10/10/2006
Influenza vaccination coverage rates in the UK: a comparison of two monitoring methods during the 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 seasons. Surveillance dataCase control studies
Evidence cited
British Medical Journal (BMJ)06/10/2006
Surveillance of influenza-like illness in England and Wales during 1966-2006 Surveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Eurosurveillance Monthly Release01/10/2006
Surveillance of influenza and other respiratory viruses in the United Kingdom: October 2005 to May 2006Surveillance dataProfessional opinionHealth Protection Agency (HPA)28/09/2006
Laboratory diagnosis of human seasonal and pandemic influenza virus infectionResearch study
Review
Surveillance data
Evidence citedMedical Journal of Australia20/09/2006
Extensively drug resistant tuberculosis. Best practice
Care guideline
Evidence citedBritish Medical Journal (BMJ)16/09/2006
Identification of diagnostic markers for tuberculosis by proteomic fingerprinting of serum.Best practice
Journal article
Research study
Standard Operating Procedures
Case control studies
Evidence cited
The Lancet16/09/2006
Advice and Guidelines on LegionellaCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)15/09/2006
Vaccines for Seasonal and Pandemic InfluenzaResearch study
Review
Surveillance data
Clinical trial
Evidence cited
Journal of Infectious Diseases15/09/2006
HPA Influenza Pandemic Contingency PlanBest practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/09/2006
Editorial - Antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infections and conjunctivitis in primary care.Journal article
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
British Medical Journal (BMJ)12/08/2006
Guidelines for public health management of meningococcal disease in the UKCare guideline
Review
Case control studies
Evidence cited
Meta analysis
Professional opinion
RCT
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/08/2006
Long-acting beta2-agonists for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with poorly reversible airflow limitation(Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library19/07/2006
Heated, humidified air for the common cold (Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library19/07/2006
Neuraminidase inhibitors for preventing and treating influenza in healthy adults.Systematic reviewEvidence cited
RCT
Cochrane Library19/07/2006
Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from Health Care WorkersCase report
Surveillance data
Evidence citedThe New England Journal of Medicine13/07/2006
CDC Traveller's HealthCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)11/07/2006
Investigation of Specimens for Mycobacterium species (BSOP 40)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)05/07/2006
Improving care for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseGovernment reportUnspecifiedDepartment of Health (DH)28/06/2006
Processing Swabs For Group B Streptococcal Carriage (BSOP 58)Best practice
Care guideline
Standard Operating Procedures
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)26/06/2006
Clinical guidelines for patients with an influenza like illness during an influenza pandemic (2006)Best practice
Care guideline
Evidence citedHospital Infection Society (HIS)06/06/2006
TECHNICAL Report of the Scientific Panel on Influenza in reply to eight questions concerning avian flu Stockholm, 5 June 2006Best practiceEvidence cited
Professional opinion
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)05/06/2006
Antibiotic GuidanceCare guideline
Web directory
Webpage
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)12/05/2006
General information about Pleurodynia (Bornholm Disease)Public leafletUnspecifiedIntelihealth23/04/2006
Use in routine clinical practice of two commercial blood tests for diagnosis of infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a prospective study.Best practice
Journal article
Research study
Review
Standard Operating Procedures
Clinical trial
Evidence cited
The Lancet22/04/2006
Predictability and preparedness in influenza control. Research study
Surveillance data
Evidence citedScience Mag21/04/2006
Amantadine and rimantadine for preventing and treating influenza A in adults (Review)Systematic reviewMeta analysisCochrane Library19/04/2006
Drugs for preventing tuberculosis in people at risk of multiple-drug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis (Review)Systematic reviewEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Cochrane Library19/04/2006
Effect of BCG meningitis and miliary tuberculosis worldwide: a meta-analysis and assessment of cost-effectiveness.Research study
Surveillance data
Evidence cited
Meta analysis
The Lancet08/04/2006
Human Influenza Surveillance: the Demand to ExpandSurveillance dataEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Emerging Infectious Diseases01/04/2006
Influenza - Antiviral DrugsCare guidelineProfessional opinionHealth Protection Agency (HPA)22/03/2006
Tuberculosis drug development pipeline: progress and hope.Journal article
Review
Evidence citedThe Lancet18/03/2006
Tuberculosis Information SheetsPublic leafletEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)16/03/2006
NHS Direct Online Health Encyclopaedia - Legionnaire's diseasePublic leaflet
Webpage
Professional opinionNHSDirect Online15/03/2006
Estimating the risk population in relation to influenza vaccination policyResearch study
Review
Evidence citedVaccine15/03/2006
Influenza vaccine uptake in adults aged 50–64 years: Policy and practice in England 2003/2004Journal articleEvidence citedVaccine10/03/2006
Tuberculosis - Clinical diagnosis and management of tuberculosis and measures for its prevention and control (NICE)Best practice
Care guideline
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)01/03/2006
Microbiological guidance for taking and handling specimens from suspect SARS patientsBest practice
Standard Operating Procedures
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)21/02/2006
The cost-effectiveness of influenza vaccination of healthy adults 50–64 years of age Review
Surveillance data
Evidence citedVaccine13/02/2006
Influenza Vaccination of Health-Care Personnel – Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) (United States) Best practice
Review
Evidence citedMorbidity and Mortality Weekly Report09/02/2006
Influenza - Factsheet for Schools - Wired for HealthFactsheetProfessional opinionHealth Protection Agency (HPA)07/02/2006
NHS Direct Online Health Encyclopaedia - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)Public leaflet
Webpage
Professional opinionNHSDirect Online03/02/2006
General Information - Diphtheria Public leafletEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)02/02/2006
NHS Direct Online Health Encyclopaedia - DiphtheriaPublic leaflet
Webpage
Professional opinionNHSDirect Online02/02/2006
Avian Influenza ("bird flu") - Fact sheetFactsheetEvidence cited
Professional opinion
World Health Organization (WHO)01/02/2006
Effect of Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection on the T Cell Response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis Antigens Journal articleEvidence cited01/02/2006
Antivirals for influenza in healthy adults: systematic reviewResearch study
Systematic review
Evidence cited
Meta analysis
RCT
The Lancet28/01/2006
NHS Direct Online Health Encyclopaedia - BronchitisPublic leaflet
Webpage
Professional opinionNHSDirect Online26/01/2006
Echinacea for preventing and treating the common cold (Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library25/01/2006
NHS Direct Online Health Encyclopaedia - Common coldPublic leaflet
Webpage
Professional opinionNHSDirect Online17/01/2006
NHS Direct Online Health Encyclopaedia - CoughPublic leaflet
Webpage
Professional opinionNHSDirect Online17/01/2006
Influenza related hospital admissions in children: evidence about the burden keeps growing but the route to policy change remains uncertainJournal articleEvidence citedArchives of Disease in Childhood01/01/2006
Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings, 2005Best practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)30/12/2005
Guidelines for the Investigation of Contacts of Persons with Infectious Tuberculosis Care guidelineEvidence citedMorbidity and Mortality Weekly Report16/12/2005
Avian Influenza frequently asked questionsFactsheet
Web directory
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
World Health Organization (WHO)05/12/2005
Statutory Notifications of Infectious Diseases (NOIDS)Web directoryN/AHealth Protection Agency (HPA)15/11/2005
NHS Direct Online Health Encyclopaedia - Pneumococcal infectionsPublic leaflet
Webpage
Professional opinionNHSDirect Online14/11/2005
NHS Direct Online Health Encyclopaedia - Pandemic fluPublic leaflet
Webpage
Professional opinionNHSDirect Online02/11/2005
Revised Interim guidelines for investigation and reporting of suspected human cases of avian influenza. Best practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/11/2005
WHO global influenza preparedness plan The role of WHO and recommendations for national measures before and during pandemicsBest practice
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
World Health Organization (WHO)01/11/2005
Risk factors for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in Europe: a systematic review Systematic reviewEvidence citedThorax online27/10/2005
Explaining pandemic flu: a guide from the Chief Medical Officer Factsheet
Public leaflet
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Department of Health (DH)19/10/2005
Pandemic Flu: Important information for you and your familyFactsheet
Public leaflet
UnspecifiedDepartment of Health (DH)19/10/2005
Factsheet about Drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumonaie diseaseFactsheetEvidence citedCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)06/10/2005
Influenza vaccine uptake and distribution in England and Wales using data from the General Practice Research Database, 1989/90-2003/04. Research study
Review
Evidence citedJournal of Public Health05/10/2005
General Information about TuberculosisPublic leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor21/09/2005
Operational Framework for stockpiling, distributing and using antiviral drugs in the event of pandemic influenza Best practiceProfessional opinion
Unspecified
Department of Health (DH)21/09/2005
Guidelines for the management of adult lower respiratory tract infections Best practice
Care guideline
Journal article
Systematic review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)16/08/2005
The World Health Organization/International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Global Project on Surveillance for Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Resistance: a model for other infectious diseases.Best practice
Journal article
Review
Surveillance data
Evidence citedClinical Infectious Diseases15/08/2005
BTS recommendations for assessing risk and for managing mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and disease in patients due to start anti-TNF-alpha treatment Best practice
Care guideline
Journal article
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Thorax online29/07/2005
Influenza Immunisation Programme (2005/06)Web directoryEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)25/07/2005
Antibiotics for the Common Cold and Acute Purulent RhinitisSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library20/07/2005
Epidemiological data - Whooping cough PertussisSurveillance dataN/AHealth Protection Agency (HPA)14/07/2005
Epidemiological data – Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)Surveillance dataN/AHealth Protection Agency (HPA)14/07/2005
The impact of influenza on the health and health care utilisation of elderly people Surveillance dataEvidence citedVaccine08/07/2005
General Information about Pertussis - NetdoctorFactsheetProfessional opinionNetdoctor06/07/2005
General Information about RSVPublic leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor06/07/2005
General Information about sore throatPublic leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor06/07/2005
General Information about Scarlet FeverPublic leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor06/07/2005
Mortality in children from influenza and respiratory syncytial virusResearch study
Review
Surveillance data
Clinical trial
Cohort studies
Evidence cited
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health01/07/2005
Frequently asked questions about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)Public leafletEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)22/06/2005
Medlineplus webpages on SARS (Aimed at the public)Web directoryEvidence citedMedlineplus07/06/2005
Epidemiological data - InfluenzaSurveillance dataN/AHealth Protection Agency (HPA)07/06/2005
General Information about Glandular FeverPublic leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor01/06/2005
Disease Facts about InfluenzaPublic leafletEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Netdoctor01/06/2005
Cold (common cold)Public leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor01/05/2005
Identification of Moraxella species and morphologically similar organisms (BSOP ID11)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Identification of Haemophilus species and the Hacek group of organisms (BSOP ID 12)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Burkholderia cepacia selective agar (MSOP 9)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Charcoal blood agar with cephalexin (MSOP 11)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Hoyle's tellurite agar (MSOP 7)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Investigation of blood cultures for Mycobacterium species (BSOP 7)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Investigation of Bronchoalvelolar Lavage, Sputum, and Associated Specimens (BSOP 57)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Investigation of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis fluid (BSOP 25)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Investigation of throat swabs (BSOP 9)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Investigation of specimens for Bordetella species (BSOP 6)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Legionella selective agar (MSOP 29)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
X and V factor test (BSOP TP38)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Staph/Strep selective agar (MSOP 12)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Porphyrin synthesis (ala) test (BSOP TP 29)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/05/2005
Influenza burden of illness, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention: what is the evidence in children and where are the gaps? Research study
Review
Evidence citedArchives of Disease in Childhood01/05/2005
Anthrax Information and Public Health Emergency Preparedness & ResponseCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)21/03/2005
General Information about acute bronchitisPublic leafletProfessional opinionNetdoctor02/03/2005
British HIV Association (BHIVA) treatment guidelines for TB/HIV infectionBest practice
Care guideline
Evidence citedBritish HIV Association (BHIVA)01/02/2005
BTS guidelines for the management of pleural infection in childrenCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
British Thoracic Society01/02/2005
Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease (iGAS) - Questions and Answers for close community contacts of cases of iGASPublic leafletProfessional opinionHealth Protection Agency (HPA)26/01/2005
Antibiotics for whooping cough (pertussis)Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library24/01/2005
European Guidelines for Control and Prevention of Travel Associated Legionnaires' DiseaseCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/01/2005
Control of Legionella: Revised Approved Code of Practice, (Operational Circular: OC 255/11) Best practiceEvidence citedHealth & Safety Executive02/12/2004
General Information about CytomegalovirusPublic leafletProfessional opinionContact a Family01/12/2004
Detection and enumeration of Legionella species by centrifugation (W13)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/12/2004
Detection and enumeration of Legionella species by filtration and centrifugation (W12)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/12/2004
Detection and enumeration of Legionella species by positive pressure membrane filtration (W14)Standard Operating ProceduresEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/12/2004
PRODIGY Guidance - Sore throat - acuteCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
PRODIGY Knowledge26/11/2004
General information – Legionnaires' Disease (Legionellosis)Public leafletEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)11/11/2004
Dexamethasone for the treatment of tuberculous meningitis in adolescents and adultsCare guideline
Journal article
RCTNew England Journal of Medicine21/10/2004
Antibiotics for acute bronchitis (Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewEvidence citedCochrane Library18/10/2004
WHO Pages on SARSWebpageEvidence cited
Professional opinion
World Health Organization (WHO)10/10/2004
Stopping Tuberculosis in England - An Action Plan from the Chief Medical OfficerBest practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)07/10/2004
Surveillance and Epidemiology of TuberculosisSurveillance dataEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)23/09/2004
Implications of the incidence of influenza-like illness in nursing homes for influenza chemoprophylaxis: descriptive study. Care guidelineClinical trial
Evidence cited
British Medical Journal (BMJ)18/09/2004
The burkholderia cepacia complex: suggestions for prevention and infection control (second edition)Care guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Cystic Fibrosis Trust01/09/2004
Ventilator-associated pneumoniaBest practice
Journal article
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Science Direct 01/08/2004
Tuberculosis - Factsheet for schools - Wired for HealthFactsheetProfessional opinionHealth Protection Agency (HPA)23/07/2004
General information about Pertussis (Whooping cough)FactsheetEvidence citedHealth Protection Agency (HPA)02/07/2004
PRODIGY Guidance - Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
PRODIGY Knowledge01/07/2004
Chest InfectionsCare guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
PRODIGY Knowledge01/07/2004
PRODIGY Guidance - Immunizations - pneumococcal vaccineCare guidelineEvidence citedPRODIGY Knowledge01/06/2004
General Information about Group B StreptococcusPublic leafletProfessional opinionContact a Family01/06/2004
PRODIGY Guidance - Common coldCare guidelineEvidence citedPRODIGY Knowledge01/06/2004
Immunoglobulin Handbook - chapter on DiphtheriaBest practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/06/2004
Clinical action cards to help GPs recognise new diseases and new threatsBest practice
Care guideline
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)18/05/2004
Severe acute respiratory syndrome: clinical features, diagnos is and managementReviewEvidence citedCurrent Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine01/05/2004
Prevention of respiratory syncytial virus infection in infantsJournal article
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
BMJ01/05/2004
10 minute consultation: Acute cough in childrenCare guideline
Journal article
Evidence citedBritish Medical Journal (BMJ)01/05/2004
Guidance for primary care practitioners on investigation, management and reporting of SARS cases and contacts (including community infection control)Care guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)29/04/2004
WHO consultation on priority public health interventions before and during an influenza pandemicBest practice
Consultation
Review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
World Health Organization (WHO)27/04/2004
Factsheet about VISA/VRSA - Vancomycin-Intermediate/Resistant Staphylococcus aureusFactsheetN/ACenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)21/04/2004
Antibiotics for community acquired pneumonia in adult outpatientsSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library19/04/2004
Three day versus five day treatment with amoxicillin for non-severe pneumonia in young children: a multicentre randomized controlled trialJournal article
Review
RCTBMJ03/04/2004
Hospital management of adults with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) if SARS re-emergesBest practice
Care guideline
Review
Evidence citedBritish Infection Society (BIS)01/04/2004
Drink plenty of fluids: a systematic review of evidence for this recommendation in acute respiratory infectionsSystematic reviewEvidence cited
Professional opinion
British Medical Journal (BMJ)28/02/2004
Hospital Management of Adults with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) if SARS re-emergesBest practice
Care guideline
Evidence citedBritish Thoracic Society (BTS)10/02/2004
Hospital management of adults with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) if SARS re-emerges - updated 10 February 2004Care guidelineEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Journal of Infection01/02/2004
Antibiotic prophylaxis to reduce respiratory tract infections and mortality in adults receiving intensive careSystematic reviewEvidence citedCochrane Library26/01/2004
Antibiotics for acute laryngitis in adultsSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library24/01/2004
Prevention and Treatment of Tuberculosis Among Patients Infected with HIVCare guidelineEvidence citedAIDS Info - US Department of Health and Human Services20/01/2004
Risk Factors for Severe Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in ElderlySurveillance dataEvidence citedJournal of Infectious Diseases15/01/2004
InfluenzaReviewEvidence citedThe Lancet22/11/2003
IDSA Guidelines - Update of Practice Guidelines for the Management of Community Acquired Pneumonia in Immunocompetent AdultsCare guidelineEvidence citedClinical Infectious Diseases03/11/2003
Prevention of Early Onset Neonatal Group B Streptococcal DiseaseCare guidelineEvidence citedRoyal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists01/11/2003
NHS Direct Online Health Encyclopaedia - Aspergillosis Public leaflet
Webpage
Professional opinionNHSDirect Online23/09/2003
Guidance on the use of oseltamivir and amantadine for the prophylaxis of influenzaBest practice
Care guideline
Systematic review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)06/09/2003
Factsheet for clinicians – interpreting SARS test resultsFactsheetEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/09/2003
Guidance on the use of oseltamivir and amantadine for the prophylaxis of influenza Best practice
Systematic review
Evidence cited
Professional opinion
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)01/09/2003
General Information about AnthraxPublic leafletEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)21/08/2003
Further TB WebsitesWeb directoryEvidence cited
Professional opinion
Health Protection Agency (HPA)04/08/2003
BCG and tuberculosis. Be wise - immuniseCare guidelineProfessional opinion01/08/2003
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The efficacy of influenza vaccination in elderly individuals. A randomized double blind placebo-controlled trialReviewRCTJournal of The American Medical Association (JAMA)16/06/2003
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Case Definition for Surveillance of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)Care guideline
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BTS guidelines for the management of pleural infectionCare guideline
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Guidelines on the management of communicable diseases in schools and nurseries - EnterovirusBest practice
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Guidelines on the management of communicable diseases in schools and nurseries - Streptococcal PharyngitisCare guidelineEvidence cited
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Methylxanthines for exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Review)Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library22/04/2003
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Science Direct19/04/2003
WHO hospital discharge and follow-up policy for patients who have been diagnosed with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)Care guidelineProfessional opinionWorld Health Organization (WHO)28/03/2003
Preliminary Clinical Description of Severe Acute Respiratory SyndromeReviewEvidence cited
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Vaccine07/03/2003
Influenza Factsheet 211Factsheet
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Good Practice Guidelines for Renal Dialysis/Transplant Units: Prevention and Control of Blood-Borne Virus InfectionBest practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)03/09/2002
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Molecular diagnosis of influenza. ReviewEvidence citedReviews in Medical Virology22/08/2002
Zanamivir for the treatment of influenza in adults: a systematic review and economic evaluationResearch study
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Community Management of lower respiratory tract infection in adultsCare guidelineEvidence cited
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Health Protection Agency (HPA)01/06/2002
Acute bronchiolitisCare guidelineProfessional opinion01/04/2002
UK Guidelines for use of erythromycin chemoprophylaxis in persons exposed to pertussisCare guidelineEvidence cited
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Health Protection Agency (HPA)22/02/2002
Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and COPD ("smoker's lung")Factsheet
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Clinical Issues in the Prophylaxis, Diagnosis, and Treatment of AnthraxCare guidelineEvidence citedCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)01/02/2002
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Anthrax - WHO Factsheet No264FactsheetProfessional opinionWorld Health Organization (WHO)01/10/2001
Nosocomial Aspergillosis Is WaterborneJournal article
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Clinical Infectious Diseases24/09/2001
Fully intermittent dosing with drugs for treating tuberculosis in adults (Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewEvidence citedCochrane Library24/08/2001
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Journal of Infection01/08/2001
The pathogenesis of influenza in humans Journal article
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Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health01/12/2000
Presentation with influenza-like illness in general practice: implications for use of neuraminidase inhibitorsBest practice
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Antifungal therapies for allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in people with cystic fibrosisSystematic reviewRCTCochrane Library23/10/2000
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Practice guidance on the care of people with asthma and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)Best practice
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Royal Pharmaceutical Society01/09/2000
BTS Guidelines - Control and prevention of tuberculosis in United Kingdom: Code of Practice 2000. Thorax 2000; 55: 887-901 Best practice
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Meta-analysis of diagnostic tests for acute sinusitisCare guideline
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Meta analysisJournal of Clinical Epidemiology01/08/2000
Antibiotics for preventing pneumonia in children with measles Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library25/07/2000
Mismatch between the 1997/1998 influenza vaccine and the major epidemic A(H3N2) virus strain as the cause of an inadequate vaccine-induced antibody response to this strain in the elderly Research study
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Management of opportunist mycobacterial infections: Joint Tuberculosis Committee guidelines 1999Care guideline
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Epidemiology and Virology of Influenza IllnessResearch study
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Global Epidemiology Of Influenza: Past and PresentBest practice
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Penicillin for acute sore throat: randomised double blind trial of seven days versus three days treatment or placebo in adultsCare guidelineRCTBritish Medical Journal (BMJ)15/01/2000
Control of diphtheria: Guidance for Consultants in Communicable Disease ControlCare guidelineEvidence cited
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Laboratory guidelines for the diagnosis of infections caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae and C. ulcerans.Care guidelineEvidence cited
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Epidemiology and pathogenesis of influenzaJournal article
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The influenza virusJournal articleEvidence citedBritish Journal of Hospital Medicine13/10/99
Neonatal group B streptococcal infection in South Bedfordshire, 1993-1998Journal article
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Practical guidelines for responding to an outbreak of meningococcal disease among university students based on experience in SouthamptonBest practice
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Global burden of tuberculosisSurveillance dataEvidence cited
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The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)18/08/99
Management of sore throat and indications for tonsillectomyCare guidelineEvidence citedScottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)01/01/99
Isoniazid for preventing tuberculosis in non-HIV infected persons Systematic reviewEvidence citedCochrane Library21/11/98
Early management of meningococcal disease in childrenCare guidelineProfessional opinionMeningitis Research Foundation01/11/98
Systematic review of the treatment of upper respiratory tract infectionSystematic reviewRCTArchives of Disease in Childhood01/09/98
The Interdepartmental Working Group on Tuberculosis: The prevention and control of tuberculosis in the United Kingdom UK guidance on the prevention and control of transmission of 1) HIV-related tuberculosis 2) drug-resistant, including multiple drug-resistant tuberculosis (1998)Best practiceEvidence citedDepartment of Health (DH)01/09/98
Cytomegalovirus prophylaxis with antiviral agents for solid organ transplantation (Cochrane Review)Systematic reviewRCTCochrane Library25/06/98
Quantitative systematic review of randomised controlled trials comparing antibiotic with placebo for acute cough in adultsSystematic reviewEvidence cited
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BTS Guidelines - Chemotherapy and management of tuberculosis in the United Kingdom : recommendations 1998 Best practice
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British Thoracic Society (BTS)21/01/98
The Facts about Legionnaire's diseaseFactsheetProfessional opinionAssociation of Medical Microbiologist (AMM)01/01/98
Antimicrobial treatment in acute maxillary sinusitis: a meta-analysisReviewMeta analysisJournal of Clinical Epidemiology01/08/97
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Clinical features of influenzaBest practiceEvidence citedSeminars in respiratory infections 01/03/92