Prospective randomized trial of heated humidified versus cold dry carbon dioxide insufflation during laparoscopic gastric bypass.

@article{Champion2006ProspectiveRT,
  title={Prospective randomized trial of heated humidified versus cold dry carbon dioxide insufflation during laparoscopic gastric bypass.},
  author={J. Kenneth Champion and Michael D Williams},
  journal={Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={445-9; discussion 449-50}
}
BACKGROUND The replacement of cold dry carbon dioxide with heated humidified gas for insufflation during complex laparoscopic procedures has been reported to decrease hypothermia and peritoneal cell desiccation, with a resultant decrease in postoperative pain and narcotic use and a shortened recovery, but may prevent the paralysis of the peritoneal polymorphonuclear cell cytokine cascade and add to the cost of the procedure. We report our outcomes comparing carbon dioxide insufflation with… CONTINUE READING

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