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

Helmet CPAP vs. oxygen therapy in severe hypoxemic respiratory failure due to pneumonia

Brambilla AM, Aliberti S, Prina E, Nicoli F, Forno MD, Nava S, Ferrari G, Corradi F, Pelosi P, Bignamini A, Tarsia P, Cosentini R. Intensive Care Med. 2014 Jul;40(7):942-9

Multi-centre, randomised controlled trial across four Italian centres. Patients split into helmet CPAP and Venturi mask groups. Primary end point was percentage of patients meeting criteria for ETI. Authors conclude helmet CPAP reduces the risk of meeting ETI criteria in this scenario.

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Helmet continuous positive airway pressure vs oxygen therapy to improve oxygenation in community-acquired pneumonia: a randomized, controlled trial

Cosentini R, Brambilla AM, Aliberti S, Bignamini A, Nava S, Maffei A, Martinotti R, Tarsia P, Monzani V, Pelosi P.
Chest. 2010 Jul;138(1):114-20

Multi-centre, randomised controlled trial. 47 patients admitted to ED with moderate hypoxemic acute respiratory failure (ARF) due to community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) were split into helmet CPAP or standard oxygen therapy groups. Primary end point was time to reach PaO2/FiO2 ratio > 315. The proportion of patients who reached the primary end point was also recorded. Authors conclude that CPAP delivered by helmet rapidly improves oxygenation in this scenario.

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