Abdominal compartment syndrome: A review.

@article{Carlotti2009AbdominalCS,
  title={Abdominal compartment syndrome: A review.},
  author={Ana Paula de Carvalho Panzeri Carlotti and Werther Brunow de Carvalho},
  journal={Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies},
  year={2009},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={115-20}
}
OBJECTIVES The aims of this review were to summarize a) the consensus definitions of normal and pathologic intra-abdominal pressure (IAP); b) the techniques to measure IAP; c) the risk factors for intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS); d) the pathophysiology of ACS; and e) the current recommendations for management and prevention of ACS. DATA SOURCES PubMed was searched using the following terms: ACS, IAH, IAP, and abdominal decompression. DATA… CONTINUE READING
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