Journal article

Comparison of two ventilator circuits for Drager Babylog high-frequency ventilation

Kevin I Wheeler, Gregory P Moore, Colin J Morley, Peter G Davis

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2011

Abstract

AIM: The Dräger Babylog 8000plus ventilator (Dräger Medical Systems, Lübeck, Germany) can provide both conventional and high-frequency ventilation (HFV). Dräger recommends specific circuits for each of these modes. We investigated the performance of the Babylog ventilator in HFV mode when used with the recommended circuits for both conventional and HFV. METHODS: The Fisher and Paykel RT235 (conventional; Fisher and Paykel Healthcare, Auckland, New Zealand) and Hytrel (HFV; Fisher and Paykel Healthcare) circuits were studied using a 50-mL test lung. Tidal volume, high-frequency minute volume and ventilator alarms were compared at 100 combinations of mean airway pressures (10-16 cm H₂O), frequ..

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