Bryan K. Richmond

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INTRODUCTION Giant abdominal wall hernias represent a major challenge to the hernia surgeon in practice today. Of the common abdominal wall hernias, those located in the subcostal region are among the most difficult to repair, and have historically been plagued by higher recurrence rates than other locations, such as the midline. No technique has been(More)
acidosis is known to trigger nociceptor stimulation and pain, possibly originating from proton-gated acid-sensing ion channels of peripheral nerve fibers in the peritone-um. 3 Nitrous oxide and helium do not produce peritoneal acidosis, 1,2 thus offering a plausible explanation for absence of pain. during laparoscopy is dependent on ambient gas environment:(More)
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