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Influenza aerosols in UK hospitals during the H1N1 (2009) pandemic - the risk of aerosol generation during medical procedures

Influenza aerosols in UK hospitals during the H1N1 (2009) pandemic - the risk of aerosol generation during medical procedures
Influenza aerosols in UK hospitals during the H1N1 (2009) pandemic - the risk of aerosol generation during medical procedures
With our small sample size we found that AGPs do not significantly increase the probability of sampling an H1N1 (2009) positive aerosol (OR (95% CI)?=?4.31 (0.83-22.5). Although the probability of detecting positive H1N1 (2009) positive aerosols when performing various AGPs on intensive care patients above the baseline rate (i.e. in the absence of AGPs) did not reach significance, there was a trend towards hierarchy of AGPs, placing bronchoscopy and respiratory and airway suctioning above baseline (background) values. Further, larger studies are required but these preliminary findings may be of benefit to infection control teams.
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Thompson, Katy-Anne, Pappachan, John V., Bennett, Allan M., Mittal, Himanshu, Macken, Susan, Dove, Brian K., Nguyen-Van-Tam, Jonathan S., Copley, Vicky R., O'Brien, Sarah, Hoffman, Peter, Parks, Simon, Bentley, Andrew, Isalska, Barbara and Thomson, Gail (2013) Influenza aerosols in UK hospitals during the H1N1 (2009) pandemic - the risk of aerosol generation during medical procedures. PLoS ONE, 8 (2), e56278. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0056278). (PMID:23418548)

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With our small sample size we found that AGPs do not significantly increase the probability of sampling an H1N1 (2009) positive aerosol (OR (95% CI)?=?4.31 (0.83-22.5). Although the probability of detecting positive H1N1 (2009) positive aerosols when performing various AGPs on intensive care patients above the baseline rate (i.e. in the absence of AGPs) did not reach significance, there was a trend towards hierarchy of AGPs, placing bronchoscopy and respiratory and airway suctioning above baseline (background) values. Further, larger studies are required but these preliminary findings may be of benefit to infection control teams.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 13 February 2013
Published date: 2013
Organisations: Primary Care & Population Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 351868
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/351868
ISSN: 1932-6203
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Date deposited: 25 Apr 2013 13:40
Last modified: 11 Nov 2019 20:57

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Author: Katy-Anne Thompson
Author: John V. Pappachan
Author: Allan M. Bennett
Author: Himanshu Mittal
Author: Susan Macken
Author: Brian K. Dove
Author: Jonathan S. Nguyen-Van-Tam
Author: Vicky R. Copley
Author: Sarah O'Brien
Author: Peter Hoffman
Author: Simon Parks
Author: Andrew Bentley
Author: Barbara Isalska
Author: Gail Thomson

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