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Metabolic and inflammatory responses and subsequent recovery in robotic versus abdominal hysterectomy: A randomised controlled study
Örebro University, School of Medical Sciences. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Örebro University Hospital, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Medical Sciences.
Örebro University, School of Medical Sciences. Department of Surgery, Örebro University Hospital, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2636-4745
2016 (English)In: Clinical Nutrition, ISSN 0261-5614, E-ISSN 1532-1983, S0261-5614(16)31356-5Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND & AIMS: Surgery causes inflammatory and metabolic responses in the body. The aim of the study was to investigate whether robotic-assisted total laparoscopic hysterectomy induces less insulin resistance than abdominal hysterectomy, and to compare inflammatory response and clinical recovery between the two techniques.

METHODS: A randomised controlled study at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Örebro University Hospital, Sweden. Twenty women scheduled for a planned total hysterectomy with or without salpingo-oophorectomy between October 2014 and May 2015, were randomly allocated to robotic-assisted total laparoscopic hysterectomy or abdominal hysterectomy. Insulin resistance after surgery was measured by the hyperinsulinemic normoglycaemic clamp method, inflammatory response measured in blood samples, and clinical recovery outcomes registered.

RESULTS: There were no differences in development of insulin resistance between the robotic group and the abdominal group (mean ± SD: 39% ± 22 vs. 40% ± 19; p = 0.948). The robotic group had a significantly shorter hospital stay (median 1 vs. 2 days; p = 0.005). Inflammatory reaction differed; in comparison to the robotic group, the abdominal group showed significantly higher increases in serum interleukin 6 levels, white blood cell count and cortisol from preoperative values to postoperative peak values.

CONCLUSIONS: Robotic laparoscopic surgery reduced inflammatory responses and recovery time, but these changes were not accompanied by decreased insulin resistance.

CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION: www.ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier no NCT02291406.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2016. S0261-5614(16)31356-5
Keyword [en]
Hysterectomy, Inflammatory response, Insulin resistance, Robotic-assisted hysterectomy
National Category
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
Research subject
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-58062DOI: 10.1016/j.clnu.2016.12.015PubMedID: 28043722OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-58062DiVA: diva2:1110621
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Funding Agencies:

Research Committee of Örebro County Council

Nyckelfonden

Stiftelsen Gynekologisk Onkologi

Lisa och Göran Grönbergs Stiftelse

Available from: 2017-06-16 Created: 2017-06-16 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
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1. Enhanced Recovery After Hysterectomy
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Enhanced Recovery After Hysterectomy
2017 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Objectives: To study recovery after hysterectomy under Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) care, and in relation to different operation techniques.

Materials and Methods: An observational study was conducted comparing 85 patients undergoing hysterectomy with ERAS care to 120 patients immediately before establishing ERAS. In a prospective cohort study of 121 consecutive patients undergoing hysterectomy, the outcome was compared for patients with malignant versus benign indications. The main outcome measure was length of stay (LOS). A randomised controlled trial (RCT) of 20 women scheduled for hysterectomy compared robot-assisted laparoscopic with abdominal hysterectomy in terms of the development of insulin resistance, inflammatory reactions, and clinical recovery, and examined the relation to hormonal status. All studies were conducted in 2011--2015, at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Örebro University Hospital, Sweden.

Results: Implementation of a structured ERAS protocol significantly reduced LOS compared to non-ERAS care. The effect was similar between patients with malignant and benign indications for surgery. No difference in complications was found. There was no difference in development of insulin resistance between robotic and abdominal technique, but clinical outcomes and inflammatory responses significantly favoured robot-assisted hysterectomy. Female sex hormone status was associated with the development of insulin resistance.

Conclusions: Recovery after hysterectomy can be influenced. ERAS care seems to be effective and safe. Clinical outcome can also be influenced by operational technique. Hysterectomy triggers a stress reaction in both the metabolic and the inflammatory system. It remains unclear why the reduced inflammatory reaction and favourable clinical outcome in robotic surgery were not mirrored by less insulin resistance. This could not be explained by female sex hormone status.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro University, 2017. 73 p.
Series
Örebro Studies in Medicine, ISSN 1652-4063 ; 164
Keyword
Hysterectomy, ERAS, Insulin Resistance, Female Sex hormones
National Category
Surgery
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-58057 (URN)978-91-7529-203-8 (ISBN)
Public defence
2017-09-22, Örebro universitet, Campus USÖ, hörsal C2, Södra Grev Rosengatan 32, Örebro, 09:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2017-06-15 Created: 2017-06-15 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved

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