Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist increases respiratory variability and complexity in acute respiratory failure.

@article{Schmidt2010NeurallyAV,
  title={Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist increases respiratory variability and complexity in acute respiratory failure.},
  author={Matthieu Schmidt and Alexandre Demoule and Christophe Cracco and Alexandre Gharbi and M E Fiamma and Christian Straus and Alexandre Duguet and Stewart B. Gottfried and Thomas Similowski},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={112 3},
  pages={670-81}
}
BACKGROUND Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) is a partial ventilatory support mode where positive pressure is provided in relation to diaphragmatic electrical activity (EAdi). Central inspiratory activity is normally not monotonous, but it demonstrates short-term variability and complexity. The authors reasoned that NAVA should produce a more "natural" or variable breathing pattern than other modes. This study compared respiratory variability and complexity during pressure support… CONTINUE READING