Andrea Cortegiani, Giuseppe Accurso, Lorenzo Ball, Mariachiara Ippolito, Giulia Ingoglia, Filippo Vitale, Antonino Giarratano 1, and Cesare Gregoretti

Publicação: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine – Volume 202, Edição 4, p. 612–614
Ano: 20 de abril de 2020



Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is a form of respiratory support which can improve oxygenation (1) limiting the risk of patient-ventilator asynchrony and delivery of high tidal volume (Vt) in spontaneous breathing patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure (AHRF). CPAP via helmet compared to face mask could reduce aerosolization of secretion to the environment and operators, increasing safety during viral respiratory infection outbreaks (2).