TITLE

Surgical masks were noninferior to N95 respirators for preventing influenza in health care providers

AUTHOR(S)
Radonovich, Lewis J.; Bender, Bradley S.
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;3/16/2010, Vol. 152 Issue 3, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on a research related to surgical masks which are noninferior to N95 respirators in prevention of influenza in health care provider. These masks are used while caring of patients with respiratory infections. It concludes that medical personnel who used surgical masks did not differ from those who used N95 respirators for laboratory-confirmed influenza.
ACCESSION #
48839863

 

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