St. Michaels Hospital: Die Wissenschaft der Inspiration surfend Forschung

Die Wissenschaft der Inspiration surfend Forschung

The idea of ventilating the critically ill has been around since 1543 when Andreas Vesalius proposed “That life may be restored to the animal, an opening must be attempted in the trunk of the trachea, into which a tube of reed or cane should be put; you will then blow into this, so that the lung may rise again and take air.” (1)

Ventilators have helped patients breathe more or less in this way for centuries—filling the lung by force with an amount of air determined by the caregiver.… Read the rest

Christer Sinderby

Diaphragm Electrical Activity: Post 2

Post 2: Acquisition and processing of the EAdi signal

The EAdi signal processing is a fascinating area of development where new materials and increased processing power have allowed us to make endless decisions in real time. The blog below describes the main steps of acquiring and processing the EAdi signal (or Edi on the Servo-i). … Read the rest

Christer Sinderby

Diaphragm Electrical Activity: Post 3

Post 3: Physiological interpretation of the diaphragm electrical activity (EAdi) waveform.

Breathing is an extremely complex process and we are still learning. The EAdi waveform adds a new dimension to interpreting breathing at the bedside. It provides information about central respiratory drive, timing of breathing, and synchrony between ventilator assist and patient effort.… Read the rest