Helmet noninvasive ventilation for weaning from mechanical ventilation.

Moti Klein, Natan Weksler, Carmi Bartal, Gabriel M. Gurman

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We saw a patient who presented with carbon dioxide narcosis and acute respiratory failure due to an exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. We intubated and 12 hours later he had recovered consciousness and could cooperate with noninvasive ventilation, at which point we extubated and used a helmet to provide noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation in assist/control mode, and then during the ventilator-weaning process, pressure support, and finally continuous positive airway pressure. The patient had no complications from the helmet, and he was discharged from intensive care 48 hours after helmet ventilation was initiated. Helmet noninvasive ventilation is a potentially valuable ventilator-weaning method for certain patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1035-1037
Number of pages3
JournalRespiratory Care
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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