Michaela A West

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The abdominal compartment syndrome is an increasingly recognized complication of both medical and surgical patients in the ICU setting. This syndrome has been described in a wide variety of clinical scenarios and results from a persistent elevation in intra-abdominal pressure characterized by graded organ system dysfunction. Manifestations of abdominal(More)
BACKGROUND The successful treatment of intraabdominal infection requires a combination of anatomical source control and antibiotics. The appropriate duration of antimicrobial therapy remains unclear. METHODS We randomly assigned 518 patients with complicated intraabdominal infection and adequate source control to receive antibiotics until 2 days after the(More)
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