Management of abdominal compartment syndrome during extracorporeal life support.

@article{OkhuysenCawley2007ManagementOA,
  title={Management of abdominal compartment syndrome during extracorporeal life support.},
  author={Regina S Okhuysen-Cawley and Parthak Prodhan and Michiaki Imamura and Alexandra Dedman and Kanwaljeet J S Anand},
  journal={Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies},
  year={2007},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={177-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the successful use of a peritoneal dialysis catheter for emergent decompression of abdominal compartment syndrome during extracorporeal life support for septic shock. DESIGN Case report. SETTING Pediatric intensive care unit at a freestanding tertiary children's hospital. PATIENT Two-year-old toddler with influenza A complicated by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia and septic shock. INTERVENTIONS Placement of peritoneal dialysis catheter… CONTINUE READING