Standard warming vs surgical humidification in laparoscopic surgery6
The thermal images below demonstrate the cooling effects of 2 hours cold, dry CO2
laparoscopic insufflation compared with warm, humidified insufflation in a porcine model.
Standard warming vs surgical humidification in open surgery
These images illustrate the effects warm, humidified CO2
has on improving wound temperature in open surgery.
Laparoscopic porcine images courtesy of Matsuda et al., 2002.6
Open images Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, 2016.