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Miami, Florida 33143


This study is designed to evaluate physician preference related to the use of the SURGIQUEST AIRSEAL® INSUFFLATION SYSTEM (AIS) at low verses high pressure for the management of pneumoperitoneum.

Study summary:

The objective of this study is to evaluate physician preferences related to use of the SurgiQuest AirSeal Insufflation System (AIS) used at low vs. higher pressures for maintaining pneumoperitoneum during laparoscopic/robotic surgical procedures. The study is designed and powered to demonstrate superiority of the AIS used at low insufflation pressure (9±mmHg ±1mmHg) vs higher pressure (15mmHg ±1mmHg) in relation to a single key effectiveness measure: Incidence of shoulder pain. Patients will be randomized 1:1 to either AIS with an insufflation pressure target of 9±1mmHg) or to AIS with an insufflation target pressure of 15±1mmHg. Secondary outcome measures include severity of shoulder pain measured using a VAS scale and medication use, procedure time, the number of procedure interruptions, length of hospital stay, aspects of anesthesia management including end tidal CO2 and the frequency of adverse events. These outcomes will be evaluated in a controlled population undergoing laparoscopic/robotic surgery.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. 18 to 80 years of age; 2. Capable and willing to give informed consent; 3. Acceptable candidate for an elective, non-emergent laparoscopic/robotic surgery; Exclusion Criteria: 1. Advanced refusal of blood transfusion, if necessary; 2. Active systemic or cutaneous infection or inflammation; 3. Pre-existing immunodeficiency disorder and/or chronic use of systemic steroids; 4. Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus 5. Known, significant history of bleeding diathesis, coagulopathy, Von Willebrand's disease or current platelet count < 100,000 cells/mm3, baseline INR ≥1.8, or fibrinogen level less than 150 mg/dl (if received a fibrinolytic agent within prior 24 hours); 6. Severe co-existing morbidities having a life expectancy of less than 30 days; 7. Currently involved in any other investigational clinical Studies; 8. Significant anemia with a hemoglobin level less than 10 g/dL or a hematocrit less than 30%; 9. Renal insufficiency (serum creatinine of > 2.5 mg/dl); 10. Females who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant within 3 months of the procedure, or lactating; 11. Extreme morbid obesity (BMI greater than 45 kg/m2) or underweight (BMI less than 20 kg/m2); 12. Patients presenting with Ascites -



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
John P Diaz, MD
South Miami Hospital, Miami Floridaa

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Location Contact:

Miami, Florida 33143
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 21, 2020

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