Assessment of patient–ventilator breath contribution during neurally adjusted ventilatory assist
Intensive Care Medicine, 06/01/2012
Grasselli G et al. – This study shows that Vtinsp and EAdi can be used to predict the contribution of the inspiratory muscles versus that of the ventilator during neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA). If clinically applicable, this could serve to quantify and standardize the adjustment of the level of assist, and hence reduce the risks of excessive ventilatory assist. Further studies are required to evaluate if this method is clinically applicable.