Published: 7 June 2020
Author(s): Giulio Francesco Romiti, Bernadette Corica, Roberto Cangemi, Stefania Basili, Valeria Raparelli
Issue: July 2020
Section: Letter to the Editor

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, one major challenge for health-care providers is to navigate the outstanding number of new studies released every day, looking for evidence to improve clinical practice. As of May 27th, 2020, a search on Pubmed with the keywords “Covid-19″ yielded an impressive number of 16,490 results, mainly retrospective analysis of existing cohorts, commentaries on pathophysiological hypothesis, and evaluation of therapeutic approaches. Such numbers are likely to skyrocket in few weeks, given the unprecedented research efforts ongoing across the world: more than 1,700 studies on Covid-19 are already registered on clinicaltrials.gov [1].

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