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

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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Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation Using a Helmet in Patients with Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Feasibility Study

Antonelli M, Pennisi MA, Pelosi P, Gregoretti C, Squadrone V, Rocco M, Cecchini L, Chiumello D, Severgnini P, Proietti R, Navalesi P, Conti G. Anesthesiology. 2004 Jan;100(1):16-24

Study of 33 patients with COPD treated with helmet NPPV, compared with 33 historical controls treated with face mask NPPV. In the helmet group, no patients were unable to tolerate NPPV, whereas five of the control group required intubation. Authors conclude that helmet NPPV 'can be used to treat chronic COPD with acute exacerbation'.

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Noninvasive continuous positive airway pressure delivered by helmet in hematological malignancy patients with hypoxemic acute respiratory failure

Principi T, Pantanetti S, Catani F, Elisei D, Gabbanelli V, Pelaia P, Leoni P. Intensive Care Med. 2004 Jan;30(1):147-50 

Comparison study of nCPAP through helmet vs face mask on 17 patients with moderate to severe acute respiratory failure. Arterial oxygen saturation, heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure were measured. Authors conclude early nCPAP with helmet imrpoves oxygentation in this scenario.

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