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

@article{Brambilla2014HelmetCV,
  title={Helmet CPAP vs. oxygen therapy in severe hypoxemic respiratory failure due to pneumonia},
  author={Anna Maria Brambilla and Stefano Aliberti and Elena Prina and Francesco Nicol{\`i} and Manuela Del Forno and Stefano Nava and Giovanni Ferrari and Francesco Corradi and Paolo Pelosi and Angelo Antonio Bignamini and Paolo Tarsia and Roberto Cosentini},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={40},
  pages={942-949}
}
The efficacy of noninvasive continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to improve outcomes in severe hypoxemic acute respiratory failure (hARF) due to pneumonia has not been clearly established. The aim of this study was to compare CPAP vs. oxygen therapy to reduce the risk of meeting criteria for endotracheal intubation (ETI). In a multicenter randomized controlled trial conducted in four Italian centers patients with severe hARF due to pneumonia were randomized to receive helmet CPAP (CPAP… CONTINUE READING

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