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Figure 1: Simplified anatomical pathway leading to the generation of inspiratory effort and available monitoring techniques to assess respiratory drive and effort. Respiratory drive arises from the respiratory centers in the brain stem (A) stimulating the respiratory muscles. The neural stimulus through the phrenic nerve (B) generates the depolarization of the diaphragm (C) and consequent mechanical activation (D) that, together with the mechanical activation of the accessory muscles (E) results in changes in airway pressure and flow at the airways (F). Each monitoring technique focuses on one portion of this pathway

Figure 1: Simplified anatomical pathway leading to the generation of inspiratory effort and available monitoring techniques to assess respiratory drive and effort. Respiratory drive arises from the respiratory centers in the brain stem (A) stimulating the respiratory muscles. The neural stimulus through the phrenic nerve (B) generates the depolarization of the diaphragm (C) and consequent mechanical activation (D) that, together with the mechanical activation of the accessory muscles (E) results in changes in airway pressure and flow at the airways (F). Each monitoring technique focuses on one portion of this pathway