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Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the comments by Hunt et al 1 on our paper.2 We do acknowledge that the presence of inertia in the fluid-filled lung can and does affect respiratory mechanics and that its contribution is very difficult to quantify and replicate in static test lung models. Though some modelling studies suggest inertance not to be of clinical significance in the low compliant moderate resistance infant lung.3 Both ETT size4 and placement of differential pressure pneumotachograph5 …
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