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Is the Helmet Different Than the Face Mask in Delivering Noninvasive Ventilation?

Davide Chiumello, MD
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Affiliations: Milan, Italy
 ,  Dr. Chiumello is affiliated with the Dipartimento di Anestesia e Rianimazione, Fondazione Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, “Ospedale Maggiore Mangiagalli, Regina Elena.”

Correspondence to: Davide Chiumello, MD, Istituto di Anestesia e Rianimazione, Fondazione IRCCS, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Mangiagalli, Regina Elena di Milano, Via Francesco Sforza 35, 20122 Milan, Italy; e-mail: chiumello@libero.it



Chest. 2006;129(6):1402-1403. doi:10.1378/chest.129.6.1402
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Invasive mechanical ventilation, although highly effective in improving gas exchange and reducing the work of breathing, may not only increase the risk of nosocomial infections but can also cause discomfort for the patient and barotrauma.1 Most of these complications are related to the endotracheal tube. Conversely, noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV), defined as any form of ventilatory support applied without the use of an endotracheal tube, offers the potential advantage, in selected patients, of avoiding these drawbacks.

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