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PAV proportional assist ventilation

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By Jason Mann No BS pulmonary critical care fellow
Paolo Navalesi, Federico Longhini
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Compared with the conventional forms of partial support, neurally adjusted ventilatory assist was repeatedly shown to improve patient-ventilator synchrony and reduce the risk of overassistance, while guaranteeing adequate inspiratory effort and gas exchange. A few animal studies also suggested the potential of neurally adjusted ventilatory assist in averting the risk of ventilator-induced lung injury. Recent work adds new information on the physiological effects of neurally adjusted ventilatory assist...
February 2015: Current Opinion in Critical Care
Robert M Kacmarek
Patient-ventilator synchrony is a common problem with all patients actively triggering the mechanical ventilator. In many cases synchrony can be improved by vigilant adjustments by the managing clinician. However, in most institutions clinicians are not able to spend the time necessary to ensure synchrony in all patients. Proportional assist ventilation (PAV) and neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) were both developed to improve patient-ventilator synchrony by proportionally unloading ventilatory effort and turning control of the ventilatory pattern over to the patient...
February 2011: Respiratory Care
Christopher Manley, Erik Garpestad, Nicholas S Hill
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September 2013: Critical Care Medicine
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