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The use of helmets to deliver non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure in hypoxemic acute respiratory failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18414369     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a useful tool for managing patients with acute respiratory failure. The head helmet is a relatively novel interface that is as effective as the traditionally employed face-mask in delivering CPAP and can possibly be characterized as better for the patient's tolerance and, consequently, a longer duration of treatment. This review focuses on the main properties of the helmet and the issues related to its use, as shown by the physiological and bench studies. Clinical experience, both personal and reported in the literature, for the treatment of both cardiogenic and non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema is reviewed as well.
G Bellani; N Patroniti; M Greco; G Foti; A Pesenti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-07-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva anestesiologica     Volume:  74     ISSN:  1827-1596     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Anestesiol     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-30     Completed Date:  2009-02-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375272     Medline TA:  Minerva Anestesiol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  651-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Milan-Bicocca, Monza, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Anoxia / blood,  etiology,  therapy*
Carbon Dioxide / blood
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure / instrumentation*
Equipment Design
Equipment Failure
Infant, Newborn
Long-Term Care
Oxygen / blood
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Respiratory Insufficiency / complications*
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide; 7782-44-7/Oxygen

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