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Reliability of Low-Flow Anesthesia Procedures in Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Their Effects on Our Costs and Ecological Balance


S. Kutlusoy
E. Koca
A. Aydın

Abstract

Background and Aim: The many advantages of low‑flow anesthesia are now recognized. Apart from its positive effects on the patient, it  is clear that it is a method that all anesthetists should prefer with its positive effects on the ecological balance.


Patients and Methods:  This prospective, observational, cross-sectional study included 80 patients aged 18-65 years with an American Society of Anesthesiologists  score of 1-2 (ASA I-II) who were scheduled for laparoscopic cholecystectomy.


Results: Although the operation time and  anesthesia duration were higher in the low anesthesia group group, sevoflurane consumption was lower. Considering the operation  times, up to 60% savings were achieved.


Conclusion: In our study, we safely applied low‑flow anesthesia to our patients with advanced  monitoring. We believe that low‑flow anesthesia is advantageous in terms of both patients’ health, ecological balance, and cost.  

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eISSN: 2229-7731
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