Evaluation of Cloth #Masks and Modified Procedure Masks as Personal Protective Equipment for the Public During the #COVID-19 Pandemic

..To evaluate the fitted filtration efficiency (FFE) of various consumer-grade and improvised face masks, as well as several popular modifications of medical procedure masks that are intended to improve mask fit or comfort. Design, Setting, and Participants For this study conducted in a research laboratory between June and August 2020, 7 consumer-grade masks and 5 medical procedure mask modifications were fitted on an adult male … Continue reading Evaluation of Cloth #Masks and Modified Procedure Masks as Personal Protective Equipment for the Public During the #COVID-19 Pandemic

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Trial of #Dexamethasone for Chronic Subdural #Hematoma

Chronic subdural hematoma is a common neurologic disorder that is especially prevalent among older people. The effect of dexamethasone on outcomes in patients with chronic subdural hematoma has not been well studied.. ..From August 2015 through November 2019, a total of 748 patients were included in the trial after randomization — 375 were assigned to the dexamethasone group and 373 to the placebo group. The … Continue reading Trial of #Dexamethasone for Chronic Subdural #Hematoma

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