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Are Intubation and Extubation Aerosol-Generating Procedures?

Richard T. Ellison, III, MD   Quantitative analysis found that both tracheal intubation and extubation produce fewer aerosols than volitional coughs.   Epidemiologic studies performed during the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) pandemic in 2003 noted an increased risk for transmission of the SARS coronavirus with tracheal intubation. The finding led to designating tracheal... Read more..