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Changes in respiratory mechanics during abdominal laparoscopic surgery in children
journal contributionposted on 1999-01-01, 00:00 authored by R Bergesio, W Habre, C Lanteri, Peter SlyPeter Sly
We designed this study in order to measure the changes in respiratory mechanics during laparoscopic surgery in children. Ventilation parameters (Flow (Vi) and Peak Pressure (Pmax)) were measured and total respiratory system mechanics (resistance (Rrs) and compliance (Crs)) were derived using multiple linear regression analysis in 11 children aged 8 months to 11 years. The Pmax increased by 26.6% and the Rrs increased by 20.2% whilst the Crs decreased by 38.9% after pneumoperitoneum. These findings suggest that clinically important changes in respiratory mechanics occur as a result of the pneumoperitoneum produced during abdominal laparoscopic surgery.