Beneficial effects of humidified, warmed carbon dioxide insufflation during laparoscopic bariatric surgery: a randomized clinical trial.

@article{Savel2005BeneficialEO,
  title={Beneficial effects of humidified, warmed carbon dioxide insufflation during laparoscopic bariatric surgery: a randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Richard H. Savel and Shyamasundar Balasubramanya and Samy Lasheen and Teimuraz Gaprindashvili and Eddie Arabov and Rafael M Fazylov and Richard S Lazzaro and Jerzy M Macura},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={64-9}
}
BACKGROUND Recent data has shown that the use of warmed, humidified carbon dioxide (CO2) insufflation during laparoscopic surgery may be associated with better outcomes. METHODS We performed a randomized, doubleblind, prospective controlled clinical trial of 30 patients undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP). Patients were randomized into 2 groups. The first group (group 1, n=15) received standard (dry, room temperature) CO2 for insufflation during the surgery, while the… CONTINUE READING