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Quality of recovery and innate immune homeostasis in patients undergoing low-pressure versus standard-pressure pneumoperitoneum during laparoscopic colorectal surgery (RECOVER). A randomized controlled trial.

Albers KI, Polat F, Helder L, Panhuizen IF, Snoeck MMJ, Polle S et al, for the RECOVER Study Collaborators.

Ann Surg 2022; 276: e664-e673.

A total of 178 patients were randomized to high or low pressure pneumoperitoneum. Quality of recovery score was significantly improved on day one after low pressure pneumoperitoneum (167 versus 159, P=0.005). Inflammatory markers were also reduced. Pain scores were lower and there were fewer infectious complications.

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