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Electrical activity of diaphragm

Jonne Doorduin, Joeke L Nollet, Lisanne H Roesthuis, Hieronymus W H van Hees, Laurent J Brochard, Christer A Sinderby, Johannes G van der Hoeven, Leo M A Heunks
RATIONALE: Controlled mechanical ventilation is used to deliver lung-protective ventilation in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Despite recognized benefits, such as preserved diaphragm activity, partial support ventilation modes may be incompatible with lung-protective ventilation due to high tidal volume and high transpulmonary pressure. As an alternative to high dose sedatives and controlled mechanical ventilation, pharmacologically induced neuromechanical uncoupling of the diaphragm should facilitate lung-protective ventilation under partial support modes...
October 17, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Gianmaria Cammarota, Federico Longhini, Raffaella Perucca, Chiara Ronco, Davide Colombo, Antonio Messina, Rosanna Vaschetto, Paolo Navalesi
BACKGROUND: Compared to pneumatically controlled pressure support (PSP), neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) was proved to improve patient-ventilator interactions, while not affecting comfort, diaphragm electrical activity (EAdi), and arterial blood gases (ABGs). This study compares neurally controlled pressure support (PSN) with PSP and NAVA, delivered through two different helmets, in hypoxemic patients receiving noninvasive ventilation for prevention of extubation failure. METHODS: Fifteen patients underwent three (PSP, NAVA, and PSN) 30-min trials in random order with both helmets...
September 19, 2016: Anesthesiology
B LoVerde, K S Firestone, H M Stein
OBJECTIVE: Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) is a mode of mechanical ventilation that delivers ventilatory support in synchrony to the patient's respiratory needs using NAVA level, a proportionality constant that converts the electrical activity of the diaphragm (Edi) into a peak pressure (PIP). Recent published studies suggest that neonates can control the delivered ventilatory support through neural feedback. Systematically increasing the NAVA level initially increases the PIP while maintaining a constant Edi until an inflection point or breakpoint (BrP) is reached, at which time the PIP plateaus and the Edi signal decreases...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
Eugene Ng, Patti Schurr, Maureen Reilly, Michael Dunn, Jennifer Beck
BACKGROUND: In preterm infants, it is unknown whether feeding affects neural breathing pattern. OBJECTIVES: By measuring the diaphragm electrical activity (Edi) waveform, we evaluated the effect of enteral feeding and compared the effects of feeding methods on neural breathing pattern and central apnea in very low birth weight preterm infants. METHODS: In a prospective, randomized, crossover study, ten non-ventilated preterm infants with birth weights<1250g and tolerating full feeds were randomized to either bolus feeding (BF) or slow infusion feeding (SF) over 90min, followed by crossover to the other method at the next feed...
October 2016: Early Human Development
Milind Baldi, Inderpaul Singh Sehgal, Sahajal Dhooria, Digambar Behera, Ritesh Agarwal
Invasive mechanical ventilation is an integral component in the management of critically ill patients. In certain situations, liberation from mechanical ventilation becomes difficult resulting in prolonged ventilation. Patient-ventilator dyssynchrony is a frequently encountered reason for difficult weaning. Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) is a novel mode of ventilation that utilizes the electrical activity of diaphragm to pick up respiratory signals and delivers assistance in proportion to the ventilatory requirement of a patient...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Giorgio Conti, Vito Marco Ranieri, Roberta Costa, Chris Garratt, Andrew Wighton, Giorgia Spinazzola, Rosario Urbino, Luciana Mascia, Giuliano Ferrone, Pasi Pohjanjousi, Gabriela Ferreyra, Massimo Antonelli
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine can be used for sedation of mechanically ventilated patients and has minor respiratory effects. The aim of this study was to compare the incidence of patient-ventilator dyssynchronies during sedation with dexmedetomidine or propofol. METHODS: We conducted a multicentre, prospective, open-label, randomised clinical trial, comparing dexmedetomidine with standard propofol sedation at three intensive care units of university hospitals in Italy...
July 2, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Tommaso Mauri, Takeshi Yoshida, Giacomo Bellani, Ewan C Goligher, Guillaume Carteaux, Nuttapol Rittayamai, Francesco Mojoli, Davide Chiumello, Lise Piquilloud, Salvatore Grasso, Amal Jubran, Franco Laghi, Sheldon Magder, Antonio Pesenti, Stephen Loring, Luciano Gattinoni, Daniel Talmor, Lluis Blanch, Marcelo Amato, Lu Chen, Laurent Brochard, Jordi Mancebo
PURPOSE: Esophageal pressure (Pes) is a minimally invasive advanced respiratory monitoring method with the potential to guide management of ventilation support and enhance specific diagnoses in acute respiratory failure patients. To date, the use of Pes in the clinical setting is limited, and it is often seen as a research tool only. METHODS: This is a review of the relevant technical, physiological and clinical details that support the clinical utility of Pes. RESULTS: After appropriately positioning of the esophageal balloon, Pes monitoring allows titration of controlled and assisted mechanical ventilation to achieve personalized protective settings and the desired level of patient effort from the acute phase through to weaning...
September 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
Nai-Ying Kuo, Mei-Lien Tu, Tsai-Yi Hung, Shih-Feng Liu, Yu-Hsiu Chung, Meng-Chih Lin, Chao-Chien Wu
BACKGROUND: Patient-ventilator asynchrony is a common problem in mechanically ventilated patients; the problem is especially obvious in COPD. Neutrally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) can improve patient-ventilator asynchrony; however, the effect in COPD patients with prolonged mechanical ventilation is still unknown. The goals of this study are to evaluate the effect of NAVA and conventional weaning mode in patients with COPD during prolonged mechanical ventilation. METHODS: The study enrolled a total of 33 COPD patients with ventilator dependency for more than 21 days in the weaning center...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Val Andrew Fajardo, Ian Curtis Smith, Eric Bombardier, Paige J Chambers, Joe Quadrilatero, Allan Russell Tupling
AIMS: Phospholamban (PLN) and sarcolipin (SLN) are small inhibitory proteins that regulate the sarco(endo)plasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPase (SERCA) pump. Previous work from our laboratory revealed that in the soleus and gluteus minimus muscles of mice overexpressing PLN (Pln (OE)), SERCA function was impaired, dynamin 2 (3-5 fold) and SLN (7-9 fold) were upregulated, and features of human centronuclear myopathy (CNM) were observed. Here, we performed structural and functional experiments to evaluate whether the diaphragm muscles of the Pln (OE) mouse would exhibit CNM pathology and muscle weakness...
June 2016: Brain and Behavior
Martin Dres, Nuttapol Rittayamai, Laurent Brochard
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article describes and discusses the importance of monitoring patient-ventilator asynchrony, and the advantages and limitations of the specific techniques available at the bedside to evaluate it. RECENT FINDINGS: Signals provided by esophageal catheters (pressure or electromyogram) are the most reliable and accurate instruments to detect asynchronies. Esophageal signals (providing electrical activity of the diaphragm or/and esophageal pressure) have allowed the recent description of reverse triggering, a new kind of asynchrony, in which mechanical insufflation repeatedly triggers diaphragmatic contractions...
June 2016: Current Opinion in Critical Care
Deepwant Singh, Pieter Mackeith, Dipesh Pravin Gopal
A previously well 71-year-old woman presented to the Emergency Department with acute-onset left-sided chest pain. She was haemodynamically stable with unremarkable systemic examination. Her electrocardiogram and troponin were within normal limits and her chest radiograph showed a raised left hemi-diaphragm. Two hours after admission, this woman became acutely breathless, and suffered a pulseless electrical activity cardiac arrest. After cardiopulmonary resuscitation, there was a return of spontaneous circulation and regained consciousness...
2016: Medwave
Mehmet Eşref Alkiş, Servet Kavak, Fuat Sayır, Aydin Him
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of axotomy and crush-related degeneration on the electrical activities of diaphragm muscle strips of experimental rats. In the present study, twenty-one male Wistar-albino rats were used and divided into three groups. The animals in the first group were not crushed or axotomized and served as controls. Phrenic nerves of the rats in the second and third groups were crushed or axotomized in the diaphragm muscle. Resting membrane potential (RMP) was decreased significantly in both crush and axotomy of diaphragm muscle strips of experimental rats (p < 0...
March 2016: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
Howard Stein, Jennifer Beck, Michael Dunn
Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) is a mode of ventilation in which both the timing and degree of ventilatory assist are controlled by the patient. Since NAVA uses the diaphragm electrical activity (Edi) as the controller signal, it is possible to deliver synchronized non-invasive NAVA (NIV-NAVA) regardless of leaks and to monitor continuously patient respiratory pattern and drive. Advantages of NIV-NAVA over conventional modes include improved patient-ventilator interaction, reliable respiratory monitoring and self-regulation of respiratory support...
June 2016: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Giacomo Bellani, Andrea Coppadoro, Matteo Pozzi, Alfio Bronco, Daniela Albiero, Nilde Eronia, Valeria Meroni, Giacomo Grasselli, Antonio Pesenti
BACKGROUND: We previously described an index, defined as the ratio between the inspiratory muscle pressure (Pmus) and the electrical activity of the diaphragm (EA(di)) (Pmus/EA(di) index). In the present work, we describe the trend of Pmus/EA(di) index over time, investigating whether it could be an indicator of muscular efficiency associated with risk factors for diaphragmatic injury and/or clinical outcomes. METHODS: This work is a retrospective analysis of subjects with measurements of Pmus/EA(di) index obtained, on different days, during assisted ventilation...
April 2016: Respiratory Care
Luis Estrada, Abel Torres, Leonardo Sarlabous, Raimon Jané
Extracting clinical information from one single measurement represents a step forward in the assessment of the respiratory muscle function. This attracting idea entails the reduction of the instrumentation and fosters to develop new medical integrated technologies. We present the use of the fixed sample entropy (fSampEn) as a more direct method to non-invasively derive the breathing activity from the diaphragm electromyographic (EMGdi) signal, and thus to extract the respiratory rate, an important vital sign which is cumbersome and time-consuming to be measured by clinicians...
August 2015: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Francesca Campoccia Jalde, Fredrik Jalde, Peter V Sackey, Peter J Radell, Staffan Eksborg, Mats K E B Wallin
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous breathing during mechanical ventilation improves gas exchange by redistribution of ventilation to dependent lung regions. Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) supports spontaneous breathing in proportion to the electrical activity of the diaphragm (EAdi). NAVA has never been used in the operating room and no studies have systematically addressed the influence of different anaesthetic drugs on EAdi. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to test the feasibility of NAVA under sedation and anaesthesia with two commonly used anaesthetics, sevoflurane and propofol, with and without remifentanil, and to study their effects on EAdi and breathing mechanics...
April 2016: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
F Longhini, S Scarlino, M R Gallina, A Monzani, S De Franco, E C Grassino, G Bona, F Ferrero
AIM: To compare invasive (iNAVA) and non-invasive (nivNAVA) neurally adjusted ventilatory assist in infants, respect to gas exchange, breathing pattern, respiratory drive, infant- ventilator interaction and synchrony, vital parameters and required sedation. METHODS: 10 consecutive intubated term infants admitted for respiratory failure of different etiology underwent to 2-hour not-randomized trials of iNAVA and, after extubation, nivNAVA, the latter with unchanged ventilator settings and with air-leaks compensating software...
November 19, 2015: Minerva Pediatrica
Guillaume Carteaux, Ana Córdoba-Izquierdo, Aissam Lyazidi, Leo Heunks, Arnaud W Thille, Laurent Brochard
OBJECTIVES: To understand the potential equivalence between neurally adjusted ventilatory assist and pressure support ventilation levels in terms of respiratory muscle unloading. To compare the respiratory pattern, variability, synchronization, and neuromuscular coupling within comparable ranges of assistance. DESIGN: Prospective single-center physiologic study. SETTING: A 13-bed university medical ICU. PATIENTS: Eleven patients recovering from respiratory failure...
March 2016: Critical Care Medicine
Jonas Hjelmgren, Sara Bruce Wirta, Pernilla Huetson, Karl-Johan Myrén, Sylvia Göthberg
OBJECTIVES: Asynchrony between patient and ventilator breaths is associated with increased duration of mechanical ventilation (MV). Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist (NAVA) controls MV through an esophageal reading of diaphragm electrical activity via a nasogastric tube mounted with electrode rings. NAVA has been shown to decrease asynchrony in comparison to pressure support ventilation (PSV). The objective of this study was to conduct a health economic evaluation of NAVA compared with PSV...
February 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
Jennifer Beck, Guillaume Emeriaud, Yun Liu, Christer Sinderby
INTRODUCTION: Application of mechanical ventilation in spontaneously breathing children remains a challenge for several reasons: mainly, small tidal volumes and high respiratory rates, especially in the presence of leaks, interfere with patient-ventilator synchrony. Leaks also cause unreliable monitoring of respiratory drive and respiratory rate. Furthermore, ventilator adjustment must take into account that infants have strong vagal reflexes, demonstrate central apnea and periodic breathing, with a high variability in breathing pattern...
August 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
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