Physiological and metabolic responses to open and laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

  title={Physiological and metabolic responses to open and laparoscopic cholecystectomy.},
  author={Kenneth Mealy and Helen Gallagher and Michael W. Barry and Felicia Lennon and Oscar Traynor and James Hyland},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={79 10},
This study examined respiratory function and metabolic and subjective responses in patients undergoing laparoscopic (n = 10) and open (n = 11) cholecystectomy for chronic cholecystitis and biliary colic. Patient groups were matched for age, sex, weight and height. The duration of operation was similar in both groups. Respiratory function tests (vital capacity, forced expiratory volume in 1 s, peak flow and arterial blood gases), urinary cortisol, vanillylmandelic acid, metanephrines and… CONTINUE READING


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