Journal Club: Flow Index - A new, noninvasive method to evaluate patient inspiratory effort during PSV 

21.02.2022
Author: Marcela Rodriguez Jimenez , Reviewer: Munir Karjaghli

This presentation looks at an Italian study to investigate a novel, noninvasive method of evaluating the concavity of the inspiratory flow profile as an assessment of inspiratory effort during PSV.

During pressure support ventilation (PSV), assessing patient inspiratory effort may enable titration of respiratory assistance to minimize over- and under-assistance and the associated complications. The Flow Index is a numeric indicator used to quantify the concavity of the inspiratory flow-time waveform. This study on 24 patients investigated whether the Flow Index was associated with the patient’s inspiratory effort and could thus be a simple, continuous, and noninvasive method of titrating and monitoring patient inspiratory effort during PSV.

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Date of Printing: 30.06.2022
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