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  1. COVID-19 and risk factors for severe disease – a rapid review, 2nd update

    This is an update of a version published 14th of April, 2020. We excluded studies that only reported results from univariate analyses, and studies with small small sample sizes (<400 participants).

    Note

    Published

  2. Patients’ and healthcare personnel’s experiences with opioid maintenance treatment (OMT)

    NIPH was commissioned by the Norwegian Directorate of Health to carry out a qualitative systematic review of patients’ and healthcare providers’ experiences with OMT.

    Systematic review

    Published

  3. Effectiveness of treatment for pancreatic cancer

    We were asked to find and summarize key findings from systematic reviews about the effectiveness of active observation treatment compared to surgery for patients with pancreatic cancer.

    Mapping review

    Published

  4. Saliva sample for testing SARS-CoV-2 infection

    The aim of this rapid report is to investigate if there are studies supporting the use of salivary samples for detection of SARS-CoV-2.

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    Published

  5. Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 via contact and droplets, 1st update

    The findings in this memo are based on rapid PubMed searches. One researcher went through all search records, selected and summarised the findings.

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    Published

  6. Immunity after SARS-CoV-2 infection, 1st update

    This memo is an update of an earlier version, and the findings are based on rapid searches in PubMed, EMBASE, and supplementary searches for pre-prints.

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    Published

  7. Effects of opioid maintenance treatment versus no drug therapies for opioid dependence

    The objective of this systematic review was to update the evidence base for effects of OMT compared to no drug therapy.

    Systematic review

    Published

  8. Case fatality rate and infection fatality rate for serious COVID-19, 1st update

    The findings here are based on rapid searches in PubMed, LitCovid and MedRxiv, as well as manual searches on websites. Two researchers shared tasks related to study selection and synthesis of results.

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    Published

  9. The role of children in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), 1st update

    The findings in this memo are based on rapid searches. One researcher has screened all records from the search, selected and summarised the study findings.

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    Published

  10. Treatment options for inoperable patients with severe aortic stenosis: rapid review for a patient decision aid

    We were commissioned to summarize the evidence for inoperable patients with severe aortic stenosis, i.e. patients who are ineligible for surgical aortic valve replacement.

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    Published

  11. Empiric treatment with antibiotic combination therapy compared with monotherapy for adult patients with septic shock of unknown pathogen and origin

    We were asked to conduct a systematic review of effect and safety of empiric treatment with antibiotic combination therapy compared with monotherapy for adult patients with septic shock.

    Systematic review

    Published

  12. Electronic follow-up of children and youth in childcare institutions

    This is a rapid review to answer a commission from the Norwegian Directorate for children, youth and family affairs (Bufdir), received March 30, 2020.

    Note

    Published

  13. Aerosol generating procedures in health care, and COVID-19

    The findings in this memo are based on rapid searches in the PubMed and Embase databases. One researcher went through all search records, selected and summarised the findings.

    Note

    Published

  14. Effect of interventions for weight maintenance after an intervention for reduction of overweight among children and adolescents

    We were commossioned to make a systematic review on weight maintenance among children and adolescents after participating in an intervention for reduction of overweight.

    Systematic review

    Published

  15. Interventions for children and youth with behavioral problems or criminal behavior

    Behavioral problems in children and adolescents are difficult. We examined the effects of interventions for those with behavioral problems or criminal behavior.

    Systematic review

    Published

  16. SARS-CoV-2, MERS-CoV og SARS-CoV and risk of airborne transmission

    The findings in this memo are based on rapid searches in the PubMed database. One researcher went through all search records, selected and summarised the the findings.

    Note

    Published

  17. Managing chronic illnesses with remote patient monitoring in primary health care

    We summarized systematic reviews of a specific type of RPM: RPM that is occurring in primary health services, in which provider feedback is included.

    Systematic review

    Published

  18. Assessment instruments for at-risk children and youth

    We carried out a systematic mapping review on research on tools designed to give a better understanding of the child’s or youth’s need for help.

    Mapping review

    Published

  19. Lifestyle interventions for prevention of somatic diseases in persons with mental illness

    What is the effect of preventive lifestyles interventions such as smoking cessation, increased physical activity on the physical and mental health and quality of life in persons with mental illness?

    Systematic review

    Published

  20. E-consultation as an assessment for work disability and reason for sick-pay

    Our commission was to identify research investigating the use of electronic consultations when assessing patients for work disability and a possible sick leave in primary care.

    Mapping review

    Published