El dióxido de carbono previene infección


Scientists in Sweden speak exclusively to gasworld about their theory, which is now being put to the test in clinical trials.

Professor Jan van der Linden, and Mikael Persson, both of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, believe that carbon dioxide (CO2) is so effective when used to prevent infection in open surgery; it has the potential to be used alongside antibiotics in the future.

The scientists’ paper, which recently earned them the 2008 David Horrobin prize for medical theory, notes the serious complications which can arise after open surgery at present, resulting in increased hospital stay, costs and mortality.

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