Noninvasive assessment of intra-abdominal pressure by measurement of abdominal wall tension.


BACKGROUND Sustained increased intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) has negative effects. Noninvasive IAP measurement could be beneficial to improve monitoring of patients at risk and in whom IAP measurements might be unreliable. We assessed the relation between IAP and abdominal wall tension (AWT) in vitro and in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS The abdomens of 14… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2010.02.007