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Tran K, Cimon K, Severn M, et al. Aerosol-Generating Procedures and Risk of Transmission of Acute Respiratory Infections: A Systematic Review [Internet]. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 2011 Nov.

2RESEARCH QUESTION

What is the clinical evidence for the risk of transmission of acute respiratory infections to HCWs caring for patients undergoing aerosol-generating clinical procedures, compared with the risk of transmission to HCWs caring for patients not undergoing aerosol-generating procedures?

2.1. Key Findings

Very low-quality evidence suggests that some procedures potentially capable of generating aerosols have been associated with increased risk of SARS transmission of SARS-CoV from infected patients to HCWs, with the most consistent association across several studies being with tracheal intubation.

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