Influence of laparoscopy vs. laparotomy on bacterial translocation and systemic inflammatory responses in a porcine model with peritonitis.

BACKGROUND This study aimed to compare the effects of laparoscopy vs. laparotomy on bacterial translocation and immunologic responses in a porcine model with peritonitis caused by small bowel injuries (SBIs). METHODS Pigs with SBIs were first established, assigned into either the laparoscopy group or the laparotomy group, and then received surgical… CONTINUE READING