Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Agarwal, Dinesh Maheshwari, Avinash Maheshwari, Anjali Maheshwari, Kopal


High and low-pressure carbon dioxide in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Dinesh Maheshwari, Avinash Maheshwari, Anjali Maheshwari, Kopal Agarwal

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 231-236

Background:Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is considered the gold standard for gallbladder
removal and is the most common laparoscopic procedure worldwide. The present study was
conducted to compare high and low-pressure carbon dioxide in patients undergoing
laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Materials & Methods:86 patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy of both
genders were classified into 2 groups of 43 each. Group I comprised of high-pressure
carbon dioxide and group II low pressure carbon dioxide. In both groups, abdominal pain,
nausea and vomiting were evaluated on the verbal rating scale (VRS) at 1, 3, 6, 12, and 24
hours.
Results: The mean nausea/vomiting score at 1 hour, 3 hours, 6 hours, 12 hours and 24
hours in group I and II was 5.6, 5.0, 4.5, 3.8 and 3.2 and 4.2, 3.4, 3.0, 2.6 and 2.0
respectively. The mean abdominal pain in group I was 7.5, 6.5, 6.0, 5.4 and 4.6 and in
group II was 6.8, 4.6, 5.2, 3.6 and 2.2 in group I. The mean shoulder tip pain was 6.2, 5.4,
4.6, 3.8 and 2.4 in group I and 6.0, 4.8, 4.4, 3.6 and 1.8 in group II respectively. The mean
pre- operative ALT level in group I was 20.5 and post- operative level was 40.5 and in
group II was 20.4 and 45.6. AST level found to be 21.4 and 38.2 and in group II was 20.4
and 45.3, ALP level was 185.4 and 170.5, BILLT level was 0.62 and 0.70 in group I and
0.61 and 0.69 in group II, BILLD level was 0.21 and 0.34 in group I and 0.23 and 0.35 in
group II respectively. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Low pressure group had less pain score and nausea and vomiting score as
compared to high pressure group. Hence, it can be considered as treatment of choice in
patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

RIPASA score in diagnosis of suspected cases of acute appendicitis

Dinesh Maheshwari, Avinash Maheshwari, Anjali Maheshwari, Kopal Agarwal

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 257-261

Background:Appendicitis occurs most commonly between the ages of 10 and 20 years and it has a male-to-female ratio of 1.4:1. The present study assessed validation of RIPASA score in diagnosis of suspected cases of acute appendicitis. Materials & Methods:86 patients with right iliac fossa pain and suspected to have acute
appendicitis of both genders were assessed. All were assessed using the RIPASA scoring system on the basis of clinical assessment and hospital protocol, histopathological correlation done with a score. A score of 7.5 was considered a cut-off value for high probability of acute appendicitis. Results: Out of 86 patients, males were 52 and females were 34. RIPASA score <5 was seen in 15, 5-7 in 20, 7.5- 11.5 in 38 and >12 in 13. Emergency appendectomy was performed on 62, positive HPE reports for appendectomy was seen in 54, negative HPE for appendectomy in 8, perforated appendix in 4 and wound sepsis in 7 cases. Conclusion: RIPASA score is a better, easy, safe, and non-invasive diagnostic method for diagnosis of acute appendicitis.