Ischemia modified albumin: does it change during pneumoperitoneum in robotic prostatectomies?


Ozgen S. U. , Ozveren B. , Kilercik M. , Aksu U., Ay B., Tufek İ. , et al.

INTERNATIONAL BRAZ J UROL, cilt.42, ss.69-77, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

Özet

Background: The unique positioning of the patient at steep Trendelenburg with prolonged and increased intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) during robotic radical prostatectomy may increase the risk of splanchnic ischemia. We aimed to investigate the acute effects of IAP and steep Trendelenburg position on the level of ischemia modified albumin (IMA) and to test if serum IMA levels might be used as a surrogate marker for possible covert ischemia during robotic radical prostatectomies.