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Assessment of respiratory function in infants, young children wearing face masks during COVID-19 pandemic

JAMA Network Open

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What The Study Did: Wearing surgical face masks for 30 minutes was not associated with changes in respiratory parameters or clinical signs of respiratory distress in this study of 47 infants and young children in Italy.

Authors: Silvia Bloise, M.D., of Sapienza University of Rome in Italy, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.0414)

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