Scope of our reviews

We use evidence from randomised controlled trials to answer practical questions on the prevention, treatment and diagnostic test accuracy of acute respiratory infections. This includes infections from the nasal tract, pharynx, larynx, trachea, lungs and bronchus.

We produce and regularly update reviews of interventions and diagnostic test accuracy for the prevention, treatment and diagnosis of acute respiratory infections. This includes interventions to prevent and treat acute respiratory infections including acute otitis media (middle ear infection), sinusitis, bronchiolitis, bronchitis, common cold, croup, diphtheria, shingles, glandular fever, influenza, laryngitis, Legionnaire’s disease, rubella, meningitis, mumps, whooping cough, sore throat (pharyngitis and tonsillitis), pneumonia, SARS, and chickenpox. We also undertake diagnostic test accuracy reviews in these areas as applicable.

To see the titles of our published protocols and reviews please go to Our Reviews.