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Table 2 Accuracy of syringe infusion pump devices in delivering a prespecified infusion flow rate set at 5 mL/h depending on altitude using automatic instantaneous flow measurement method [Method B])a

From: Accuracy of low-weight versus standard syringe infusion pump devices depending on altitude

  Syringe infusion pump device
DPS Orchestra® Agilia Injectomat® Micrel Micropump™ 1 Micrel Micropump™ 2
Altitude 300 m
 Median 4.93 5.00 4.40 4.00
  (IQR) (4.66–5.16) (4.74–5.25) (3.73–5.49) (2.91–5.79)
 Min–Max 3.59–5.89 3.68–5.96 2.41–14.31 1.66–19.35
Altitude 1700 m  
 Median 5.00 4.90 3.40 3.80
  (IQR) (4.84–5.08) (4.80–4.96) (2.59–5.90) (2.55–6.78)
 Min–Max 4.05–5.42 4.04–5.16 1.23–12.68 1.27–15.85
  1. a Data were collected using a high-precision flowmeter (Method B; see Methods). A total of 100 measurements per second were collected and results were calculated during the 2nd h in a random sample of 1200 values obtained at steady state. IQR Inter-Quartile Range