Can femoral venous pressure be used as an estimate for standard vesical intra-abdominal pressure measurement?

@article{Howard2016CanFV,
  title={Can femoral venous pressure be used as an estimate for standard vesical intra-abdominal pressure measurement?},
  author={Allison E. Howard and Adrian Regli and Edward Litton and Manu Malbrain and A-M Palermo and Bart Leon De Keulenaer},
  journal={Anaesthesia and intensive care},
  year={2016},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={
          704-711
        }
}
Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) is highly prevalent in critically ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit and is associated with an increased morbidity and mortality. The present study investigated whether femoral venous pressure (FVP) can be used as a surrogate parameter for intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) measured via the bladder in IAH grade II (IAP <20 mmHg) or grade III (IAP ≥20 mmHg). This was a single-centre prospective study carried out in a tertiary adult intensive care unit… CONTINUE READING