Intra-abdominal hypertension causes reversible blood-brain barrier disruption.


BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) has detrimental effects on organ function and is associated with significantly increased morbidity and mortality. IAH has also been shown to increase intracranial pressure. The exact mechanism is not known. This study tests the effect of an acute increase in intra-abdominal… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/TA.0b013e31822a3254


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