The abdominal compartment syndrome.

@article{Nathens1997TheAC,
  title={The abdominal compartment syndrome.},
  author={Avery B Nathens and Frederick D. Brenneman and Bernard R. Boulanger},
  journal={Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie},
  year={1997},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={254-8}
}
The abdominal compartment syndrome refers to the alterations in respiratory mechanics, hemodynamic parameters and renal function that occur as a result of a sustained increase in intra-abdominal pressure. The syndrome may follow a diverse series of insults, including laparotomy for severe abdominal trauma, ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm and intra-abdominal infection. Diagnosis depends on recognizing the clinical picture in patients at risk, followed by an objective measurement of intra… CONTINUE READING

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