Five minutes of extended assisted ventilation with an open umbilical trocar valve significantly reduces postoperative abdominal and shoulder pain in patients undergoing laparoscopic hysterectomy.

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OBJECTIVE Residual carbon dioxide contributes substantially to pain following laparoscopic surgery. We evaluated the effects of extended assisted ventilation (EAV) with an open umbilical trocar valve for five additional minutes following laparoscopic hysterectomy on postoperative abdominal and shoulder pain levels. We also examined whether a combination of… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2013.08.014

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@article{Radosa2013FiveMO, title={Five minutes of extended assisted ventilation with an open umbilical trocar valve significantly reduces postoperative abdominal and shoulder pain in patients undergoing laparoscopic hysterectomy.}, author={Julia Caroline Radosa and Marc Philipp Radosa and Russalina Mavrova and Achim Rody and Ingo Juhasz-B{\"o}ss and David Bardens and Karin Br{\"u}n and Erich Franz Solomayer and Sascha Baum}, journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology}, year={2013}, volume={171 1}, pages={122-7} }