Growth of NAVA Over the Years: Post 2

It’s the end of 2012 and we have reached 34 publications about Edi technology and/or NAVA. (A recount of 2011 indicated 33 publications). This year, there was an increase, and the papers included: 2 case reports, 8 reviews, 21 scientific papers, and 3 editorials.

Some of the highlights from 2012 include several papers on improved synchrony with non-invasive NAVA (NIV-NAVA), new papers on NAVA in intubated infants and neonates, and the use of Edi monitoring for adjusting the level of assist and predicting extubation readiness.

Just a clarification about these calculations:  As soon as an article is published on PubMed, I count it as a publication for that year.

I have decided to upload the complete list of publications since 1992 for everyone to have access.  There are 161 articles in total, see Publications List (updated December 28, 2012) | Ventquest

Our group has also been involved in the writing of book chapters:

Sinderby C, Beck J.”Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist”. Principles and Practice  of Mechanical Ventilation. Ed. Martin J Tobin, Third Ed. McGraw Hill 2012. *available on,, and as hard cover or e-reader versions

Sinderby C, Beck J. “Patient-ventilator Interactions” Jean-Louis Vincent & Jesse B. Hall (eds.), Encyclopedia of Intensive Care Medicine, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012 * available on

Beck J, Fuentes L. Servoi ventilator and Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist (NAVA). Manual of Neonatal Respiratory Care, Third Edition, eds S Donn and S Sinha, 2012.pp 397-396

I am sure that I have missed something, if anyone has seen or read about interesting advances in 2012 (at a congress maybe?), let me know.

Happy New and NAVA year for 2013.

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