Warmed, humidified carbon dioxide insufflation with Insuflow: Does it have advantages over standard insufflation in laparoscopic colon surgery?
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the use of warmed, humidified gas during laparoscopic surgery can decrease the amount of inflammation that occurs in the abdominal cavity during surgery (compared to traditional cold, unhumidified gas). Laparoscopic surgery uses carbon dioxide gas placed into the abdomen to inflate (similar to a balloon) the area for better viewing of the abdomen during the procedure. The device being used in this study to warm and humidify the carbon dioxide used during surgery is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:
- Greater than 18 years of age
- Are scheduled for laparoscopic segmental colectomy with anastomosis
You will be excluded from the study if you:
- Have a BMI greater than 35
This is a partial list of eligibility requirements. To inquire about your eligibility, please call the contact number provided. If you wish to inquire via e-mail, please include the title of the study in your message.