Prevention of Pulmonary Complications of Pneumoperitoneum in Rats

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Karapolat S., Gezer S., Yildirim U., Dumlu T., Karapolat B., Ozaydin I., ...More

JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY, vol.6, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Carbon dioxide (CO(2)) pneumoperitoneum facilitates the visualization of abdominal organs during laparoscopic surgery. However, the associated increase in intra-abdominal pressure causes oxidative stress, which contributes to tissue injury.