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SARS-CoV-2 environmental contamination from hospitalised patients with COVID-19 receiving aerosol-generating procedures

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Background Continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) and high-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) are considered ‘aerosol-generating procedures’ in the treatment of COVID-19.

Objective To measure air and surface environmental contamination with SARS-CoV-2 virus when CPAP and HFNO are used, compared with supplemental oxygen, to investigate the potential risks of viral transmission to healthcare workers and patients.

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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ORCID:
0000-0001-6033-2881
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
Thorax More from this journal
Volume:
77
Issue:
3
Pages:
259-267
Publication date:
2021-11-04
Acceptance date:
2021-10-08
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EISSN:
1468-3296
ISSN:
0040-6376
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1215253
Local pid:
pubs:1215253
Deposit date:
2021-12-02

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