The physiologic effects of pneumoperitoneum in the morbidly obese.

@article{Nguyen2005ThePE,
  title={The physiologic effects of pneumoperitoneum in the morbidly obese.},
  author={Ninh Tuan Nguyen and Bruce M. Wolfe},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={241 2},
  pages={219-26}
}
OBJECTIVE To review the physiologic effects of carbon dioxide (CO2) pneumoperitoneum in the morbidly obese. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The number of laparoscopic bariatric operations performed in the United States has increased dramatically over the past several years. Laparoscopic bariatric surgery requires abdominal insufflation with CO2 and an increase in the intraabdominal pressure up to 15 mm Hg. Many studies have demonstrated the adverse consequences of pneumoperitoneum; however, few… CONTINUE READING
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