Abdominal compartment syndrome: clinical manifestations and predictive factors.

PURPOSE OF REVIEW Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is the end result of sustained, uncorrected intraabdominal hypertension. In clinical and laboratory settings, ACS has been shown to adversely affect all vital organ systems. Although early descriptions emanated from the trauma literature, ACS is now encountered in all intensive care unit populations. In… CONTINUE READING