Table 2—

Mean (sd) inspiratory trigger pressures in cmH2O with “patient breaths” of 1 second duration at a rate of 16·min−1

VentilatorBiPAP ST 30Nippy2Quantum PSVVPAP II ST
Inspiratory trigger pressure1.8 (0.15)2.9 (0.22)2.5 (0.37)1.8 (0.26)
Significance versus VPAP II STp=1p<0.01p<0.01
Significance versus Quantum PSVp<0.01p<0.01
Significance versus Nippy2p<0.01
  • Post hoc analysis performed with the Bonferroni test.