Pleural procedures such as chest drains and thoracoscopy do not need to be classed as aerosol generating in relation to transmission risk of SARS-CoV-2, say UK researchers. A study looking at aerosol emissions in several pleural procedures found that in most procedures, the peak aerosol concentration was of similar magnitude to or less than the ...
Pleural procedures not aerosol generating, researchers conclude
By Emma Wilkinson
20 Jul 2021