Embolism risk analysis--helium versus carbon dioxide.


BACKGROUND Helium is used as an insufflation gas to avoid the negative properties of carbon dioxide (CO(2)), such as CO(2) accumulation, acidosis, and tachycardia, particularly in the case of insufficient respiratory function, seen also in infancy. Any laparoscopic procedure carries the risk of a gas embolism. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seven anesthetized… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/lap.2012.0029


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