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Table 3 Practical characteristics of syringe pump detected by method B (automatic instantaneous flow measurement)

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

  Starting time (min) Cycle time (s) Exceeding the set (%) Estimated bolus (mL)
DPS Orchestra®
 300 m 0.98 9 20 0.003
 1700 m 0.98 14.1 5.4 <  0.001
Agilia Injectomat®
 300 m 1.52 8.6 7.9 <  0.001
 1700 m 0.43 12.6 4.6 <  0.001
Micrel Micropump™ 1
 300 m 6.23 33.6 184.6 0.03
 1700 m 15.28 46 165.4 0.03
Micrel Micropump™ 2
 300 m 3.89 33.1 218.6 0.04
 1700 m 14.05 47 197 0.05
  1. Starting time: time to reach the speed of 4.75 mL/h. Cycle time: time between the beginning of a cycle and the beginning of the next one. Represent the mean time between two modifications (increase/decrease/stop/start) of the flow-rate detected by the flowmeter (technical characteristic). Exceeding the set: maximum value above the target set (expressed as a percentage of target set). Bolus volume: the maximum overshoot “exceeding the set” during the infusion