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Table 11 Summary of included procedures and recommendations

From: Clinical evidence based review and recommendations of aerosol generating medical procedures in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic

ProcedureDroplet (Y/N/Potential)AGMP (Y/N/Potential)Aggregated EvidenceStrength of Recommendation
Nasal EndoscopyYPotentialDLow
Nasal Packing and Treatment of EpistaxisYPotentialCModerate
Endoscopic Sinonasal and Anterior Skull Base Surgery1. Powered instruments: Y
2. Cold non-powered procedures: Y
1. Powered instruments: Y
2. Cold non-powered procedures: N
DLow
CO2 Laser AblationYYCStrong
ElectrocauteryYYCModerate
TracheotomyYYDStrong
Endotracheal SuctioningYYCStrong
Oropharyngeal Surgery and Dental ProceduresYYCStrong
Mastoid SurgeryYYDModerate
Nasal Nebulizer/AtomizersYNDLow
  1. AGMP aerosol generating medical procedure
  2. Y yes
  3. N no