Bhakti K Patel, Krysta S Wolfe, Anne S Pohlman, Jesse B Hall, John P Kress

Publicação: JAMA. 2016; ed.315 (vol 22) – p. 2435-2441.
Ano: 14 de junho de 2016
DOI: 10.1001/jama.2016.6338



Importance: Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) with a face mask is relatively ineffective at preventing endotracheal intubation in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Delivery of NIV with a helmet may be a superior strategy for these patients. Objective: To determine whether NIV delivered by helmet improves intubation rate among patients with ARDS.