publication . Doctoral thesis . 2011

Work Environment in the Operating Room during Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy : Factors Influencing Choice of Protective Equipment

Näslund Andréasson, Sara;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för kirurgiska vetenskaper
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) is a common metastatic manifestation of both gastrointestinal and gynecological malignancies. Curative modes of treatment are cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with intraoperative hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). Surgeons and operating room (OR) staff attending these procedures are exposed to chemotherapy and electrocautery smoke. Heated chemotherapy (HIPEC) may vaporize and become inhaled by those administering it and, moreover, large quantities of electrocautery smoke may also be inhaled by surgeons and OR staff, with unknown adverse health effects. The general aim of this thesis was to investigate the work e...
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