2022 Cochrane Update: Alternative Gases for Pneumoperitoneum During Laparoscopic Surgery
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:
Carbon dioxide is the most common agent used for insufflation of the abdominal cavity during laparoscopic surgery
Other gases have been proposed as alternatives for pneumoperitoneum
Yang et al. (Cochrane Database of Sytematic Reviews, 2022), in an update to a 2013 review, assess the safety, benefits, and harms of different gases used for pneumoperitoneum in the setting of laparoscopic abdominal or gynecological pelvic surgery
Systematic review and meta-analysis
Studies that compared different gases for establishing pneumoperitoneum for patients undergoing laparoscopic abdominal or gynecological pelvic surgery under general anesthesia
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