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Table 3 Major advantages and disvantages of the helmet

From: Clinical review: Helmet and non-invasive mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients

Advantages Disadvantages
Nutrition and hydration Noise
Lower air leaks Large dead space
No facial skin lesions Claustrophobia
No eye irritation Vascular complications
Independent of the patient's Skin lesions at the collar neck
anatomy Desyncrhonization between patient and ventilator