British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2231-0614,Vol.: 10, Issue.: 8
An Assessment of the Benefit of Surgical Face Masks in Preventing Aerosol Droplet Spread during a Simulated Spinal Anaesthetic-a Blinded in vitro Study
Abhijit Biswas1*, S. Ó. Riain2, J. Saunders3, D. Barron4 and N. O. Connell4 1Clinical Fellow, Regional Anaesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada. 2Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Mid Western Regional Hospital, Limerick, Ireland. 3Statistical Consulting Unit, University of Limerick, Ireland. 4Department of Microbiology, Mid Western Regional Hospital, Limerick, Ireland.
Abhijit Biswas1*, S. Ó. Riain2, J. Saunders3, D. Barron4 and N. O. Connell4
1Clinical Fellow, Regional Anaesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada.
2Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Mid Western Regional Hospital, Limerick, Ireland.
3Statistical Consulting Unit, University of Limerick, Ireland.
4Department of Microbiology, Mid Western Regional Hospital, Limerick, Ireland.
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Average Peer review marks at initial stage: 8.33/10
Average Peer review marks at publication stage: 9/10
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|Stage 1||Original Manuscript||File 1||NA|
|Stage 2||Peer review report_1(Anonymous, Turkey)||File 1||NA|
|Stage 2||Peer review report_2(Anonymous, Canada)||File 1||NA|
|Stage 2||Peer review report_3(Jan Jakobsson, Sweden)||File 1||NA|
|Stage 2||Revised MS v1 and Feedback v1||File 1||File 2|
|Stage 3||Comment_Editor_1_v1||File 1||NA|