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

Prophylactic use of helmet CPAP after pulmonary lobectomy: a prospective randomized controlled study

Barbagallo M, Ortu A, Spadini E, Salvadori A, Ampollini L, Internullo E, Ziegler S, Fanelli G. Respir Care. 2012 Sep;57(9):1418-24

Randomised trial of 50 patients allocated to receive either continuous oxygen therapy or two cycles of helmet CPAP for 120 minutes. Results suggest that by the end of the second helmet treatment, patient's had a significantly higher PaO2/FiO2 but the improvement in oxygenation was not lasting. However, helmet CPAP was 'secure and well tolerated'.

Link to abstract.

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'.

Link to abstract.