Helmet-delivered continuous positive airway pressure with heliox in respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis.

@article{MayordomoColunga2010HelmetdeliveredCP,
  title={Helmet-delivered continuous positive airway pressure with heliox in respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis.},
  author={Juan Mayordomo-Colunga and A. Medina and Corsino Rey and Andr{\'e}s Concha and Marta Los Arcos and Sergio Men{\'e}ndez},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={2010},
  volume={99 2},
  pages={308-11}
}
AIM The objective of this study was to check the feasibility and efficacy of helmet-delivered heliox-continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in infants with bronchiolitis. METHODS Children <3 months of age diagnosed with respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis and recurrent apnoeas or a venous PCO(2) >55 mmHg or a transcutaneous oxygen saturation <92% in room air were eligible for inclusion in the study. CPAP was delivered by a noninvasive ventilator connected to a heliox port. The… CONTINUE READING