Change in bioelectrical impedance following laparoscopic and open abdominal surgery.

@article{Carlson1994ChangeIB,
  title={Change in bioelectrical impedance following laparoscopic and open abdominal surgery.},
  author={Gordon Lawrence Carlson and Renuka Visvanathan and Oronzo C Pannarale and Rod A Little and Miles Anthony Irving},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={1994},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={
          171-6
        }
}
The effect of surgery, and in particular, the relative effects of open and laparoscopic abdominal surgery on whole body bioelectrical impedance (BI) has been investigated. Repeated measurements of BI were performed over a 60 h period in 12 patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery (group A) and in 12 patients undergoing elective open abdominal surgery for benign conditions (group B). Control measurements were performed upon 4 healthy adult subjects over the same time period. Attempts were made… CONTINUE READING