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Volume-targeted ventilation with a Fabian ventilator: maintenance of tidal volumes and blood CO2
  1. Gusztav Belteki1,2,
  2. András Széll2,
  3. Lajos Lantos2,
  4. Gabor Kovács2,
  5. Gyula Szántó2,
  6. Aniko Berényi2,
  7. Mónika Szilágyi2,
  8. Gábor Liszkay2,
  9. Ferenc Kőhalmi2,
  10. Colin J Morley1,
  11. Zsolt Somogyvári2,3
  1. 1Neonatology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK
  2. 2Neonatal Emergency and Transport Services of the Peter Cerny Foundation, Budapest, Hungary
  3. 3Department of Family Care and Methodology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gusztav Belteki, Department of Neonatology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK; gbelteki{at}aol.com

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  • Contributors GB designed the study, wrote the computer programs to analyse ventilator data, performed the data analysis and drafted the manuscript. AS, LL, GK, AB, MS, GL, FK and ZS performed the neonatal transfers and collected the clinical data. GS integrated the data downloading software and computer in the transport equipment. CJM helped with the interpretation of findings. All authors revised and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests CJM was a consultant to Acutronic Medical but not for Fabian ventilators.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by the Scientific and Medical Research Council Ethics Committee of Hungary (reference: 40158-2/2018/EKU).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Upon acceptance of the paper we will upload the Python code of the data analysis workflow to the GitHub code repository.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors GB designed the study, wrote the computer programs to analyse ventilator data, performed the data analysis and drafted the manuscript. AS, LL, GK, AB, MS, GL, FK and ZS performed the neonatal transfers and collected the clinical data. GS integrated the data downloading software and computer in the transport equipment. CJM helped with the interpretation of findings. All authors revised and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests CJM was a consultant to Acutronic Medical but not for Fabian ventilators.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by the Scientific and Medical Research Council Ethics Committee of Hungary (reference: 40158-2/2018/EKU).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Upon acceptance of the paper we will upload the Python code of the data analysis workflow to the GitHub code repository.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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