The Physiological Impact of N95 Masks on Medical Staff
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00173017|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 15, 2005
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Hypoxemia Hypercapnia||Device: wearing N95 masks||Not Applicable|
Wearing N95 masks results in hypooxygenemia and hypercapnia which reduce working efficiency and the ability to make correct decision.
Medical staff are at increased risk of getting 'Severe acute respiratory syndrome'(SARS), and wearing N95 masks is highly recommended by experts worldwide. However, dizziness, headache, and short of breath are commonly experienced by the medical staff wearing N95 masks. The ability to make correct decision may be hampered, too. The purpose of the study was therefore to evaluate the physiological impact of N95 mask on medical staff.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Enrollment :||20 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Official Title:||The Physiological Impact of N95 Masks on Medical Staff|
|Study Start Date :||August 2003|
|Study Completion Date :||June 2005|
- EEG change, ABG change, change in scores of attention test, etc
- symptoms wearing N95 masks
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00173017
|National Taiwan University Hospital|
|Taipei, Taiwan, 100|
|Principal Investigator:||Tze-Wah Kao, master||National Taiwan University|