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Research Article

Humidification Performance of Heat and Moisture Exchangers for Pediatric Use

Table 1

Features of tested heat and humidifier exchangers.

No.DeviceManufacturerRecommended tidal volume (mL)Measured resistance, cmH2O/L/sResistance from manufacturer’s data, cmH2O/L/sType of HMEDead space (mL)

(1)HygroboyTyco Healthcare75–3005.74.2hygroscopic26
(2)HCH 5701Vital signs100–1,2000.61.9hygroscopic30
(3)Pharrma MiniPharma Systems50–9004.34.2hydrophobic28
(4)HMEF MiniGE Healthcare60–5003.53.0hygroscopic21
(5)Servo Humidifier 161Maquet70–6001.61.2hygroscopic21
(6)Clear-Therm MiniIntersurgical75–2003.33.4mix28
(7)Humid-Vent 1Hudson RCI50–6001.20.9hygroscopic10
(8)Hygrovent ChildMedisize50–25013.66.0hygroscopic12
(9)Thermovent 600Smiths Medical<6001.22.9hydrophobic12
(10)Vent Aid SK300CPFuji Medical50–3008.16.0hygroscopic12

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