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LETTER TO EDITOR  
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 105
Author's reply for comment on "positive end-expiratory pressure valve malfunctioning detected by capnographic and airway pressure waveform"


Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Date of Web Publication1-Jan-2015
 

How to cite this article:
Solanki SL, Doctor JR, Patil VP, Rana M. Author's reply for comment on "positive end-expiratory pressure valve malfunctioning detected by capnographic and airway pressure waveform". Ann Card Anaesth 2015;18:105

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Solanki SL, Doctor JR, Patil VP, Rana M. Author's reply for comment on "positive end-expiratory pressure valve malfunctioning detected by capnographic and airway pressure waveform". Ann Card Anaesth [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Aug 14];18:105. Available from: http://www.annals.in/text.asp?2015/18/1/105/148333


The Editor,

We thank for that valuable comment on our article "Positive end-expiratory pressure valve malfunctioning detected by capnographic and airway pressure waveform."

We would like to point out that we use an Heat Moisture Exchanger (HME) filter at the inspiratory (filter on Y piece) and the expiratory port for all our patients. According to the company (Drager Medical) for disinfection/cleaning/autoclaving for adjustable pressure limiting valves it is mentioned (as per the instruction manual) [1] that in noninfectious patients when a filter is used for inspiratory and expiratory port, the washing with detergent and wet pasteurization/immersion in cidex/autoclaving should be done on a weekly basis [1] and not after each patient use as per the response.

As per this recommendation the cleaning was carried out according to schedule. Furthermore, the servicing by the company was as per the annual maintenance contract.

 
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Dräger Medical Operator's Instruction Manual, Fabius GS Software Version 2.n; June, 2004. Drager Medical AG and Co. p. 125.  Back to cited text no. 1
    

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Correspondence Address:
Sohan Lal Solanki
Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain, 2nd Floor, Main Building, Tata Memorial Centre, Parel, Mumbai 400 012, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.148333

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