Nonoperative Management of Intraabdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

@article{Cheatham2009NonoperativeMO,
  title={Nonoperative Management of Intraabdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome},
  author={Michael Lee Cheatham},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={33},
  pages={1116-1122}
}
Intraabdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) have detrimental effects on all organ systems and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. In recent years, the diagnosis and management of these syndromes has evolved tremendously, and the importance of comprehensive strategies to reduce intraabdominal pressure (IAP) has been recognized. All clinicians should be aware of the risk factors that predict the development of IAH/ACS, the appropriate… CONTINUE READING
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