Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) versus pressure support ventilation (PSV)

Here are the results of a recent study:


The total number of asynchronies in NAVA is lower than that in PSV. This finding reflects improved patient-ventilator interaction in NAVA compared with the PSV mode, which is consistent with previous studies. Our study is the first to analyze patient-ventilator asynchronies in NAVA and PSV on such an important duration. The decrease in the number of asynchronies in NAVA is due to reduced ineffective efforts and auto-triggering.

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