Pathophysiology and management of acute kidney injury in the setting of abdominal compartment syndrome.

@article{Sandhu2014PathophysiologyAM,
  title={Pathophysiology and management of acute kidney injury in the setting of abdominal compartment syndrome.},
  author={Gagangeet Sandhu and Pavan Kumar Mankal and Isha Gupta and Aditi Ranade and Anip Bansal and James Jones},
  journal={American journal of therapeutics},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={211-6}
}
Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is defined as an organ dysfunction caused by intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH). Up to 4.2% of the patients in intensive care unit may develop IAH with it being an independent predictor of mortality. However, overall, it still remains a relatively underdiagnosed condition, part in because physical examination alone is very unreliable. Acute kidney injury is one of the most consistently described organ dysfunctions with oliguria being one of the earliest… CONTINUE READING

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