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Comparison of Systemic Response After Laparoscopies Performed With Standard and Low-Pressure Pneumoperitoneum

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Medical University of Lublin Identifier:
First received: December 1, 2007
Last updated: December 3, 2007
Last verified: December 2007
The purpose of the study was the comparative assessment of the influence of low and standard pressure CO2 pneumoperitoneum on the systemic inflammatory and angiogenic responses during the postoperative period after laparoscopic management of cholelithiasis.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Comparative Study of Angiogenic and Cytokine Responses After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Performed With Standard-Pressure and Low-Pressure Pneumoperitoneum

Further study details as provided by Medical University of Lublin:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, VEGF-A, Endostatin serum levels before the laparoscopies and 6, 24, and 48 h afterwards [ Time Frame: January 2006 - March 2006 ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: January 2006
Study Completion Date: March 2006
Patients with cholelithiasis operated on using standard laparoscopy method
Patients with cholelithiasis operated on using low-pressure CO2 pneumoperitoneum laparoscopy

Detailed Description:
Objective: The purpose of the study was to access the influence of low pressure CO2 pneumoperitoneum on the inflammatory and angiogenic responses during the postoperative period after laparoscopy. Summary background data: Surgical procedures enhance production of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines and angiogenic factors that play a pivotal role in the immunological response to surgical trauma and take part in the pathogenesis of tumor growth and adhesions formation. Methods: Study group consisted of 40 patients, operated on due to cholelithiasis using standard- (n=20) and low-pressure (n=20) CO2 pneumoperitoneum. Serum concentration of IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, VEGF-A and endostatin were measured before the surgeries and thereafter at 6, 24 and 48h with commercially available ELISA assays. Results: Concentrations of IL-6 increased significantly after the operations in both groups. No differences were observed between the groups in regards to IL-6, IL-8 and IL-10 levels. Concentrations of VEGF-A measured at 6 and 48h were significantly lower in patients who underwent laparoscopies performed with low pressure pneumoperitoneum. No significant variations were observed in endostatin serum concentration. Concentrations of the studied parameters were not influenced by the duration of surgeries, age, gender, or BMI of the patients. Conclusions: The results obtained in our study do not show any significant differences between studied operative procedures with regards to systemic inflammatory response. Changes in the concentrations of VEGF-A and endostatin observed in the studied population may suggest this technique to be more favorable with regards to angiogenesis process intensity, along with all its consequences and implications.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
patients with cholelithiasis and indications for surgical treatment; the median age of the patients included in the study was 48,5 and ranged from 18 to 70 years. The ratio of female to male patients was identical within each group and amounted 7:3.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • cholelithiasis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • symptoms of acute cholecystitis, diabetes, body mass indx above 36 kg/m2 and autoimmunological diseases.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00567125

Medical University of Lublin
Lublin, Poland, 20-950
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Lublin
Study Chair: Ryszard Maciejewski, Md, PhD Medical University of Lublin
  More Information

Responsible Party: Maciejewski Ryszard, MD, PhD, Medical University of Lublin Identifier: NCT00567125     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PW 205
PW 205/07
Study First Received: December 1, 2007
Last Updated: December 3, 2007

Keywords provided by Medical University of Lublin:
low-pressure pneumoperitoneum

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Peritoneal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases processed this record on April 25, 2017