Table 1—

Mean (sd) trigger delay times with “patient breaths” of 1 second duration, at a rate of 16·min−1

VentilatorBiPAP ST 30Nippy2Quantum PSVVPAP II ST
Trigger delay time169 (33.6)194 (23.9)155 (30.7)142 (27)
Significance versus VPAP II STp=0.03p<0.01p=0.87
Significance versus Quantum PSVp=0.87p<0.01
Significance versus Nippy2p=0.04
  • Post hoc analysis performed with the Bonferroni test.