Current insights in intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome.

@article{laet2007CurrentII,
  title={Current insights in intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome.},
  author={Inneke E De laet and M. Malbrain},
  journal={Medicina intensiva},
  year={2007},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={88-99}
}
A compartment syndrome exists when increased pressure in a closed anatomic space threatens the viability of the tissue within the compartment. When this occurs in the abdominal cavity it threatens not only the function of the intra-abdominal organs, but it can have a devastating effect on distant organs as well. Recent animal and human data suggest that the adverse effects of elevated intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) can occur at lower levels than previously thought and even before the… CONTINUE READING

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