Oxygen: under or over a surgical facemask for COVID-19 patients?

Published on Jun 11, 2020in Anaesthesia5.739
· DOI :10.1111/ANAE.15166
A. C. Binks1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Wollongong Hospital),
S. M. Parkinson1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Wollongong Hospital),
V. Sabbouh1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Wollongong Hospital)
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