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Correspondence  |   March 2001
Compliance Compensation of the Narkomed 6000 Explained
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • G. W. Stevenson, M.D.
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  • *Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois. gstevenson@nwu.edu
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Correspondence
Correspondence   |   March 2001
Compliance Compensation of the Narkomed 6000 Explained
Anesthesiology 3 2001, Vol.94, 544. doi:
Anesthesiology 3 2001, Vol.94, 544. doi:
In Reply:—
Draeger has provided additional information regarding compliance compensation in the Narkomed 6000. No effort was made by the authors to obtain or include this detailed information in our manuscript; the goal of our study was to present an independent evaluation of the Narkomed 6000 during simulated infant ventilation. We believe that our statements that “the compensation for a decrease in lung compliance by the 6000 ventilator system is incomplete” and that “the clinical advantage of this compliance feature needs further evaluation” are true. Some readers may find the additional details provided by North American Draeger to be of interest.