The open abdomen, indications, management and definitive closure

@inproceedings{Coccolini2015TheOA,
  title={The open abdomen, indications, management and definitive closure},
  author={Federico Coccolini and Walter L. Biffl and Fausto Catena and Marco Ceresoli and Osvaldo Chiara and Stefania Cimbanassi and Luca Fattori and Ari Leppaniemi and Roberto Manfredi and Giulia Montori and Giovanni Pesenti and Michael Sugrue and Luca Ansaloni},
  booktitle={World journal of emergency surgery : WJES},
  year={2015}
}
The indications for Open Abdomen (OA) are generally all those situations in which is ongoing the development an intra-abdominal hypertension condition (IAH), in order to prevent the development of abdominal compartmental syndrome (ACS). In fact all those involved in care of a critically ill patient should in the first instance think how to prevent IAH and ACS. In case of ACS goal directed therapy to achieve early opening and early closure is the key: paradigm of closure shifts to combination of… CONTINUE READING
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