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The effectiveness of Ambu neonatal self-inflating bag to provide consistent positive end-expiratory pressure
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    Re: The reliability and safety of self-inflating bags for PIP/ PEEP delivery to neonates is all but clear
    • Mark Tracy, Dr
    • Other Contributors:
      • Mr Murray Hinder, Dr Archana Priyadashi and Dr Dharmesh Shah

    Title: Reliance on manikin and bench studies of manual infant resuscitators: the devil is in the detail

    Dear Sirs

    Thank you for the opportunity to respond to Dr Roehr and colleagues' comments on our paper1. Our results in contrast to those of Morley2 and Kelm3 show consistent measured levels of PEEP close to the set values1.

    We feel an important detail has been overlooked in ignoring the manu...

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    The reliability and safety of self-inflating bags for PIP/ PEEP delivery to neonates is all but clear
    • Charles C Roehr, Neonatologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Gerd Schmalisch, Julia Hartung (both Charite Berlin, Germany)

    Dear Sirs, We read with interest the recent work by Dr Tracy and colleagues: "The effectiveness of Ambu neonatal self-inflating bag to provide consistent positive end-expiratory pressure", doi:10.1136/ archdischild-2015-308649 ADC FN&N Ed. 2016.

    We would like to comment on the statement and findings by Tracy et al. Firstly, a strong point of the paper is that the authors have systematically investigated t...

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