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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Risk of transmission of respiratory viruses during aerosol-generating medical procedures (AGMPs) revisited in the COVID-19 pandemic: a systematic review

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
• HCWs caring for patients with acute viral respiratory infectionsa
• Provision of care to patients undergoing aerosol-generating procedures (See Additional file 2 for full list of included AGMPs)
• A comparator that was exposure to non-aerosol generating medical procedures
• Transmission of confirmed VRIs from patients to HCWs
• Randomized controlled trials (RCTs), and non-randomized comparative studies
• Population of interest was not HCW
• Respiratory infections due to bacterial pathogens
• Measure of transmission was not from patient to HCW
• HCW did not have confirmed VRI based on established case definitions (e.g., WHO criteria for SARS-COV-1) or laboratory confirmation
• Comparator was not exposure to non-AGMPs
• Editorials, commentaries, reviews, conference abstracts
  1. aFull list of respiratory viruses or viral infections: SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), SARS-CoV-1 (SARS), MERS-CoV (MERS), influenza A/B/C, respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza, human metapneumovirus