Intraperitoneal gas drain to reduce pain after laparoscopy: randomized masked trial.

@article{Abbott2001IntraperitonealGD,
  title={Intraperitoneal gas drain to reduce pain after laparoscopy: randomized masked trial.},
  author={Jason Abbott and J A Hawe and Pramod Srivastava and David K. Hunter and R. C. Garry},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2001},
  volume={98 1},
  pages={97-100}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether a drain placed in the peritoneal cavity during laparoscopy is both a clinical and cost-effective method of reducing postoperative pain. METHODS Two hundred twenty-five women undergoing diagnostic or minor operative laparoscopic procedures were recruited. Women were assigned to receive either an intraperitoneal gas drain or a dummy drain during surgery. Sample size to detect a two-point difference in visual analogue score was estimated at 158 subjects, with 79 in… CONTINUE READING

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