Under the Nose Face Mask to Prevent Facial Pressure Ulcers During NIV for Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure (AHRF)

2019-09-30 07:07:00 | BioPortfolio


Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is essential to treat acute hypercapnic respiratory failure. However, facial pressure ulcers appearing during facemask-delivered noninvasive ventilation are a source of NIV failure by interface intolerance.

A Philips facemask (model : AF541 SE Oro-Nasal mask) has the particularity to display two options for its positioning : a usually used "over-the-nose" positioning or an "under-the-nose" positioning that is supposed to reduce the incidence of facial pressure ulcers while keeping in the same time the qualities of a standard facemask.

The goal of this controlled randomized trial is to test the hypothesis that the "under-the-nose" positioning actually reduces the incidence of facial pressure ulcers, compared to the usually used "over-the-nose" positioning.

Results of this trial should lead to the proposition of a new interface strategy to prevent facial pressure ulcers and therefore to improve the tolerance of NIV via the use of facemasks displaying an "under-the-nose" positioning.

Study Design


Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure


Under-the-nose facemask, Over-the-nose facemask


Centre Hospitalier Arras




Centre Hospitalier Arras

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-09-30T07:07:00-0400

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