Diaphragm dysfunction: Monitoring and mitigation during mechanical ventilation

The presence of diaphragm weakness significantly increases the risk of difficult weaning, prolonged weaning and hospital mortality (Dres M, et al, Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 2017).

There are several ways of monitoring diaphragm activity. One way is to monitor the diaphragm activity via your mechanical ventilator with Edi and NAVA.