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Response to Hinder et al regarding t-piece resuscitators in the low-compliant newborn lung
  1. Katie A Hunt1,
  2. Vadivelam Murthy1,
  3. Anthony D Milner1,
  4. Anne Greenough1,2
  1. 1 Department of Women and Children's Health, School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Science and Medicine, King's College London, London, UK
  2. 2 NIHR Biomedical Centre at Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, King's College London, King's College London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Katie A Hunt, Department of Women and Children's Health, School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Science and Medicine, King's College London, London WC2R 2LS, UK; katie.a.hunt{at}kcl.ac.uk

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We read with interest the article by Hinder et al 1 investigating the phenomenon of spikes in peak inspiratory pressure and in delivered tidal volume at the onset of inflations when using in built t-piece resuscitator devices as compared with the standalone Neopuff device.

We have some concerns regarding their findings. The lung models used appear to have a major limitation …

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  • Contributors AG and ADM designed the original study. VM collected the data. All authors contributed to data analysis and approval of the manuscript.

  • Funding The research was supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre based at Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London.

  • Disclaimer The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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

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