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Objective Assessment of Aerosolization During Transnasal Endoscopy: A Systematic Review.
https://doi.org/10.1177/01945998211050632
Otolaryngology--head and Neck Surgery : Official Journal ... Matos S, Sharma A et. al.

Oct 13th, 2021 - The goal of this systematic review is to assimilate the literature on objective assessment of particulate aerosolization during transnasal endoscopic procedures. PubMed and hand-searched articles. The PubMed electronic database was searched using Medical Subject Headings and free-text search terms relating to aerosolization and transnasal endoscopic procedures from inception to November 16, 202...

Rate of COVID-19 Infection in Patients Following Otolaryngology vs Non-otolaryngology O...
https://doi.org/10.1177/01945998211049702
Otolaryngology--head and Neck Surgery : Official Journal ... Workman AD, Varvares MA et. al.

Sep 29th, 2021 - Routine outpatient otolaryngology visits have been identified as potential vectors for increased transmission of COVID-19 relative to other medical encounters. This is in part due to the inability of patients to mask during comprehensive otolaryngology examination and potential propensity for aerosolization during upper airway procedures, including endoscopy and nasopharyngoscopy. Using a match...

VACuum INtubation (VACcIN) box restricts the exhaled air dispersion generated by simula...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8475855
Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing; Issa R, Urbanowicz R et. al.

Sep 26th, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic has caused personal protective equipment shortages worldwide and required healthcare workers to develop novel ways of protecting themselves. Anesthesiologists in particular are exposed to increased risks of contamination when performing interventions such as airway manipulations. We developed and tested an aerosolization protective device which contains aerosols around the...

Clinical Policies and Procedures for Critical Care Transport during a Respiratory Pande...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8503069
Prehospital and Disaster Medicine; Leisten DC, Wheeler J et. al.

Sep 23rd, 2021 - The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus disease-2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic of 2020-2021 created unprecedented challenges for clinicians in critical care transport (CCT). These CCT services had to rapidly adjust their clinical approaches to evolving patient demographics, a preponderance of respiratory failure, and transport utilization stratagem. Organizations had to develop and implement...

Aerosolization risk during endoscopic transnasal surgery: a prospective qualitative and...
https://doi.org/10.3171/2021.3.JNS204415
Journal of Neurosurgery; Russo F, Valentini M et. al.

Sep 18th, 2021 - The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic represents the greatest public health emergency of this century. The primary mode of viral transmission is droplet transmission through direct contact with large droplets generated during breathing, talking, coughing, and sneezing. However, the virus can also demonstrate airborne transmission through smaller droplets (< 5 μm in diameter) generate...

What is the risk of a deadly adenovirus pandemic?
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8412336
PLoS Pathogens; Kremer EJ

Sep 3rd, 2021 - Many of us had refresher courses in virology, immunology, and epidemiology in 2020, and we were reminded of the fact that Homo sapiens, the wiliest predator on the planet, has been hunting everything that moves for millennia. These repeated interspecies contacts inherently lead to recurrent zoonosis (nonhuman to human) and anthroponosis (human to nonhuman). Given the accelerating changes in our...

COVID-19 lessons learned: a global perspective.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8390033
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control; Kavanagh KT, Pontus C et. al.

Aug 28th, 2021 - One June 15, 2021, infectious disease authorities from around the world participated in a joint webinar to share experiences and lessons learned in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the overriding goals of the conference "COVID-19 Lessons Learned: A Global Perspective" was to provide documentation of worldwide COVID-19 response strategies, in order to combat the plethora of misinformatio...

Characteristics of SARS-CoV2 that may be useful for nanoparticle pulmonary drug delivery.
https://doi.org/10.1080/1061186X.2021.1971236
Journal of Drug Targeting; Rabiei M, Kashanian S et. al.

Aug 21st, 2021 - As a non-invasive method of local and systemic drug delivery, the administration of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) via the pulmonary route represents an ideal approach for the therapeutic treatment of pulmonary diseases. The pulmonary route provides a number of advantages, including the rapid absorption which results from a high level of vascularisation over a large surface area and t...

Lessons from COVID-19: A reflection on the strengths and weakness of early consensus re...
https://doi.org/10.1111/pan.14272
Paediatric Anaesthesia; Stein ML, Park RS et. al.

Aug 14th, 2021 - The authors recognized a gap in existing guidelines and convened a modified Delphi process to address novel issues in pediatric difficult airway management raised by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pediatric Difficult Intubation Collaborative, a working group of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, assembled an international panel to reach consensus recommendations on pediatric difficult airway man...

Personal Protective Equipment Adherence of Pediatric Resuscitation Team Members During ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8164378
Annals of Emergency Medicine; Alberto EC, McCarthy KH et. al.

Aug 7th, 2021 - During the COVID-19 pandemic, health care workers have had the highest risk of infection among essential workers. Although personal protective equipment (PPE) use is associated with lower infection rates, appropriate use of PPE has been variable among health care workers, even in settings with COVID-19 patients. We aimed to evaluate the patterns of PPE adherence during emergency department resu...

Percutaneous Tracheostomy in Respiratory Failure Due to COVID-19.
https://doi.org/10.1097/LBR.0000000000000800
Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology; Cohen SE, Lopez AR et. al.

Aug 5th, 2021 - Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can lead to hypoxemic respiratory failure resulting in prolonged mechanical ventilation. Typically, tracheostomy is considered in patients who remain ventilator dependent beyond 2 weeks. However, in the setting of this novel respiratory virus, the safety and benefits of tracheostomy are not well-defined. Our aim is to describe our experience with percutaneous...

Dental Mitigation Strategies to Reduce Aerosolization of SARS-CoV-2.
https://doi.org/10.1177/00220345211032885
Journal of Dental Research; Vernon JJ, Black EVI et. al.

Aug 3rd, 2021 - Limiting infection transmission is central to the safety of all in dentistry, particularly during the current severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic. Aerosol-generating procedures (AGPs) are crucial to the practice of dentistry; it is imperative to understand the inherent risks of viral dispersion associated with AGPs and the efficacy of available mitigation strat...

Viral Particle Aerosolization During Tracheostomy Care Can Be Minimized
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/955608

Jul 29th, 2021 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Tracheostomy care leads to significant aerosol generation, but experiments in manikins suggest covering the stoma with a heat moisture exchanger and surgical mask can lead to a significant risk reduction. Furthermore, researchers found, use of electrocautery during swine tracheostomy procedures significantly increased dispersion of aerosolized particles, compared to ...

Quantifying Viral Particle Aerosolization Risk During Tracheostomy Surgery and Tracheos...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8299368
JAMA Otolaryngology-- Head & Neck Surgery; Berges AJ, Lina IA et. al.

Jul 23rd, 2021 - During respiratory disease outbreaks such as the COVID-19 pandemic, aerosol-generating procedures, including tracheostomy, are associated with the risk of viral transmission to health care workers. To quantify particle aerosolization during tracheostomy surgery and tracheostomy care and to evaluate interventions that minimize the risk of viral particle exposure. This comparative effectiveness s...

Efficacy of "Essential Iodine Drops" against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavi...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8270147
PloS One; Köntös Z

Jul 10th, 2021 - Aerosolization of respiratory droplets is considered the main route of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Therefore, reducing the viral load of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) shed via respiratory droplets is potentially an ideal strategy to prevent the spread of the pandemic. The in vitro virucidal activity of intranasal Povidone-Iodine (PVP-I) has been demonstra...

Design and proof of concept for targeted phage-based COVID-19 vaccination strategies wi...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8325333
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the Un... Staquicini DI, Tang FHF et. al.

Jul 9th, 2021 - Development of effective vaccines against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a global imperative. Rapid immunization of the entire human population against a widespread, continually evolving, and highly pathogenic virus is an unprecedented challenge, and different vaccine approaches are being pursued. Engineered filamentous bacteriophage (phage) particles have unique potential in vaccine de...

Aerosol Generation During Laryngology Procedures in the Operating Room.
https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.29729
The Laryngoscope; Zheng M, Lui C et. al.

Jul 3rd, 2021 - Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 spreads through respiratory fluids. We aim to quantify aerosolized particles during laryngology procedures to understand their potential for transmission of infectious aerosol-based diseases. Prospective quantification of aerosol generation. Airborne particles (0.3-25 μm in diameter) were measured during live-patient laryngology surgeries using an...

Some Nasogastric Intubation Procedures Lead to Less Aerosolization Than Feared
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/952317

Jun 2nd, 2021 - Nasogastric intubation for esophageal manometry or impedance monitoring does not generate significant aerosol particles and is associated with minimal droplet spread, according to a Belgian study presented at the annual Digestive Disease Week® (DDW). These findings suggest that standard personal protective equipment and appropriate patient positioning are likely sufficient to protect health car...

Some nasogastric intubation procedures lead to less aerosolization than feared
https://www.mdedge.com/gihepnews/article/240823/gastroenterology/some-nasogastric-intubation-procedures-lead-less?channel=347
Will Pass, MDedge News

Jun 1st, 2021 - Nasogastric intubation for esophageal manometry or impedance monitoring does not generate significant aerosol particles and is associated with minimal droplet spread, according to a Belgian study presented at the annual Digestive Disease Week® (DDW). These findings suggest that standard personal protective equipment and appropriate patient positioning are likely sufficient to protect health car.

Some nasogastric intubation procedures lead to less aerosolization than feared
https://www.mdedge.com/internalmedicine/article/240823/gastroenterology/some-nasogastric-intubation-procedures-lead-less
Will Pass

Jun 1st, 2021 - Nasogastric intubation for esophageal manometry or impedance monitoring does not generate significant aerosol particles and is associated with minimal droplet spread, according to a Belgian study presented at the annual Digestive Disease Week® (DDW). These findings suggest that standard personal protective equipment and appropriate patient positioning are likely sufficient to protect health car.