Intra-abdominal hypertension; prevalence, incidence and outcomes in a low resource setting; a prospective observational study

@inproceedings{Kuteesa2015IntraabdominalHP,
  title={Intra-abdominal hypertension; prevalence, incidence and outcomes in a low resource setting; a prospective observational study},
  author={Job Kuteesa and Olivia Kituuka and Dan Namuguzi and Cynthia Ndikuno and Samuel Kirunda and David Mukunya and Moses Galukande},
  booktitle={World journal of emergency surgery : WJES},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) is defined as a sustained elevation in intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) greater than or equal to 12 mmHg. IAH has been shown to cause organ derangements and dysfunction in the body. Objective screening of IAH is neither done early enough nor at all thus leading to significant morbidity and mortality among surgical patients. The epidemiology and outcome of IAH among surgical patients has not been documented in Uganda. The aim of this study was to… CONTINUE READING