Incidence and prognosis of intraabdominal hypertension in a mixed population of critically ill patients: a multiple-center epidemiological study.

@article{Malbrain2005IncidenceAP,
  title={Incidence and prognosis of intraabdominal hypertension in a mixed population of critically ill patients: a multiple-center epidemiological study.},
  author={Manu L. N. G. Malbrain and Davide Chiumello and Paolo Pelosi and David J Bihari and Richard Innes and V. Marco Ranieri and Monica del Turco and Alexander Wilmer and Nicola Brienza and Vincenzo Malcangi and Jonathan Cohen and Andr{\'e} Miguel Japiass{\'u} and Bart Leon De Keulenaer and Ronny Daelemans and Luc M Jacquet and P. -F. Laterre and Guenther E Frank and Paulo Satiro de Souza and Bruno Maria Cesana and Luciano Gattinoni},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={315-22}
}
OBJECTIVE Intraabdominal hypertension is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in surgical and trauma patients. The aim of this study was to assess, in a mixed population of critically ill patients, whether intraabdominal pressure at admission was an independent predictor for mortality and to evaluate the effects of intraabdominal hypertension on organ functions. DESIGN Multiple-center, prospective epidemiologic study. SETTING Fourteen intensive care units in six countries… CONTINUE READING
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