StarMed clinical evidence

Published studies on the StarMed range of CPAP and NIV respiratory hoods. For more information on the full StarMed range, including information sheets, videos and enquiries, please visit https://www.intersurgical.com/info/starmed

Noninvasive Positive-Pressure Ventilation With Different Interfaces in Patients With Respiratory Failure After Abdominal Surgery: a Matched-Control Study

Conti G, Cavaliere F, Costa R, Craba A, Catarci S, Festa V, Proietti R, Antonelli M. Respir Care. 2007 Nov;52(11):1463-71

Comparison of the efficacy of NPPV delivered to 25 patients via helmet, matched with 25 controls chosen from historical patients treated with face mask. Authors conclude that NPPV by helmet can be 'an alternative to conventional ventilation'.

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A multiple-center survey on the use in clinical practice of noninvasive ventilation as a first-line intervention for acute respiratory distress syndrome

Antonelli M, Conti G, Esquinas A, Montini L, Maggiore SM, Bello G, Rocco M, Maviglia R, Pennisi MA, Gonzalez-Diaz G, Meduri GU. Crit Care Med. 2007 Jan;35(1):18-25

Prospective multi-centre cohort study across three European intensive care units with NPPV expertise, resulted in survey of 479 patients with ARDS. Authors conclude NPPV applied as first-line intervention avoided intubation in 54% of treated patients.

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Continuous Positive Airway Pressure for Treatment of Postoperative Hypoxemia. A Randomized Controlled Trial

Squadrone V, Coha M, Cerutti E, Schellino MM, Biolino P, Occella P, Belloni G, Vilianis G, Fiore G, Cavallo F, Ranieri VM. JAMA. 2005 Feb 2;293(5):589-95

Randomised, controlled, unblinded study on 209 patients randomyl assigned to receive oxygen or oxygen plus CPAP via helmet. Primary end point was incidence of endotracheal intubation. Authors conclude that CPAP via helmet 'may decrease the incidence of endotracheal intubation' in this scenario.

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