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Table 1 Major performances of 3 infant ventilators

From: Comparative performances analysis of neonatal ventilators

Ventilator Ventilation modalities Time cycling Flow cycling Minimal pressure variation Minimal flow variation Loops and waves Flow sensor calibration Pressure working range
Bear Cub 750 PSV AC, AC-CF, SIMV/IMV, SIMV/PSV, SIMV-CF YES YES 1 cmH2O 0,5 L/min YES NO 0-72 cm H2O
Leoni Plus IPPV/IMV, SIPPV,SIMV, PSV-SIPPV, PSV-SIMV YES YES 0,1 cmH2O 0.1 L/min YES YES 6-60 cmH2O
Babylog 8000 Plus IPPV/IMV, SIPPV,SIMV, PSV YES YES 0,1 cmH2O 0,1 L/min Only waves YES 10-80 cm H2O
  1. AC = Assisted Controlled, CF = Cycled Flow, SIMV = Synchronized Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation, IMV = Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation, PSV = Pressure Support Ventilation, SIPPV = Synchronized Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation, IPPV = Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation.