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Article: Surgical smoke

TitleSurgical smoke
Authors
KeywordsAerosol
Cautery
Respirator
Toxicity
Issue Date2009
PublisherElsevier (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Hong Kong Branch. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/708511/description#description
Citation
Asian Journal Of Surgery, 2009, v. 32 n. 4, p. 253-257 How to Cite?
AbstractSurgical smoke is the gaseous by-product formed during surgical procedures. Most surgeons, operating theatre staff and administrators are unaware of its potential health risks. Surgical smoke is produced by various surgical instruments including those used in electrocautery, lasers, ultrasonic scalpels, high speed drills, burrs and saws. The potential risks include carbon monoxide toxicity to the patient undergoing a laparoscopic operation, pulmonary fibrosis induced by non-viable particles, and transmission of infectious diseases like human papilloma virus. Cytotoxicity and mutagenicity are other concerns. Minimisation of the production of surgical smoke and modification of any evacuation systems are possible solutions. In general, a surgical mask can provide more than 90% protection to exposure to surgical smoke; however, in most circumstances it cannot provide air-tight protection to the user. An at least N95 grade or equivalent respirator offers the best protection against surgical smoke, but whether such protection is necessary is currently unknown. © 2009 Elsevier. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/84165
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.912
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.427
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dc.contributor.authorChu, KMen_HK
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dc.identifier.citationAsian Journal Of Surgery, 2009, v. 32 n. 4, p. 253-257en_HK
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/84165-
dc.description.abstractSurgical smoke is the gaseous by-product formed during surgical procedures. Most surgeons, operating theatre staff and administrators are unaware of its potential health risks. Surgical smoke is produced by various surgical instruments including those used in electrocautery, lasers, ultrasonic scalpels, high speed drills, burrs and saws. The potential risks include carbon monoxide toxicity to the patient undergoing a laparoscopic operation, pulmonary fibrosis induced by non-viable particles, and transmission of infectious diseases like human papilloma virus. Cytotoxicity and mutagenicity are other concerns. Minimisation of the production of surgical smoke and modification of any evacuation systems are possible solutions. In general, a surgical mask can provide more than 90% protection to exposure to surgical smoke; however, in most circumstances it cannot provide air-tight protection to the user. An at least N95 grade or equivalent respirator offers the best protection against surgical smoke, but whether such protection is necessary is currently unknown. © 2009 Elsevier. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherElsevier (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Hong Kong Branch. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/708511/description#descriptionen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofAsian Journal of Surgeryen_HK
dc.subjectAerosolen_HK
dc.subjectCauteryen_HK
dc.subjectRespiratoren_HK
dc.subjectToxicityen_HK
dc.titleSurgical smokeen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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