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A novel stethoscope in COVID-19 times
  1. Amarjyoti Hazarika1,
  2. Prachi Agrawal1,2
  1. 1 Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  2. 2 Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Prachi Agrawal, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Hospitals, D-1 Government College Quarters, Vad Chowki, Nani Daman, Daman 396210, India; drprachi.ag21{at}

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We would like to share a novel modification of the existing stethoscope that is widely used and is an indispensable part of patient care. In the era of the ongoing pandemic, the existing stethoscope has a lot of limitations to its use, and we would like to further contribute to the same by elaborating on the limitations and offering a novel solution to the same in a resource-limited setting. First, it is practically impossible to use to the conventional stethoscope in a …

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  • Contributors AH conceived the presented idea and contributed to the design, implementation and supervision of the same. PA performed and developed on the idea and drafted the manuscript with necessary inputs. .

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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