Prospective Study of Intra-Abdominal Pressure Following Major Elective Abdominal Surgery

@article{Scollay2009ProspectiveSO,
  title={Prospective Study of Intra-Abdominal Pressure Following Major Elective Abdominal Surgery},
  author={John M. Scollay and Ishrat de Beaux and R Washington Parks},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={33},
  pages={2372-2377}
}
BackgroundStudies in emergency surgical patients have shown that raised intra-abdominal pressure may adversely affect organ function. The major aim of the present study was to establish the incidence of intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) in patients undergoing major elective abdominal surgery. A secondary aim was to determine if the development of IAH was associated with poorer outcome.MethodsPatients undergoing major elective general surgical procedures were recruited to a prospective study in… CONTINUE READING
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