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Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist mode used in congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
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PMID:  22015130     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A term baby with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) underwent surgical repair on the second day of life. Postoperatively; the oxygenation index increased to 85 despite high pressure ventilation with HFOV (high frequency oscillator ventilation) and inhaled nitric oxide therapy. Oxygenation index above 70 carries a mortality rate of 94% and merits starting extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (not available in the UAE). A trial of neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) on the 10th postoperative day was followed by a reduction of oxygenation index to 15 and marked improvement of the clinical parameters. The EAdi (electrical activity of diaphragm) signal was relatively weak (± 5 μvolt) requiring augmentation with a high NAVA level (3 - 3.5). The patient was successfully extubated after 3 weeks.
Naveed-Ur-Rehman Durrani; Fares Chedid; Aiman Rahmani
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1681-7168     ISO Abbreviation:  J Coll Physicians Surg Pak     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9606447     Medline TA:  J Coll Physicians Surg Pak     Country:  Pakistan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  637-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, Tawam Hospital in Association with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.
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