In Reply:-Fuji Systems Corporation originally supplied the Univent[registered sign] tube with the 15-mm connector detached to allow anesthesiologists the option of cutting the tube to a shorter length.

We have noted that most anesthesiologists do not cut the length of the Univent[registered sign] tube; therefore, we have already decided to supply the Univent[registered sign] tube with the 15-mm connector attached.

This has been implemented to all units from the July production.

The complication Dr. Harioka writes about is a rare instance that will be remedied when the connector comes attached to the Univent[registered sign] tube.

Shin Nakatani

Deputy Manager; International Department; Fuji Systems Corporation; 23-14 Hongo 3-Chome; Bunkyo-ku; Tokyo 113-0033, Japan

(Accepted for publication April 7, 1998.)