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A Journal on Anesthesiology, Resuscitation, Analgesia and Intensive Care

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Anesthesiology, Analgesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care
Indexed/Abstracted in: Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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Frequency: Monthly

ISSN 0375-9393

Online ISSN 1827-1596


Minerva Anestesiologica 2014 August;80(8):922-32


Intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome: pathophysiological and non-operative management

Rastogi P. 1, 2, Iyer D. 3, 4, 5, Aneman A. 2, 4, D’Amours S. 2, 3

1 Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia;
2 The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia;
3 Trauma Department, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia;
4 Intensive Care Unit, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) are conditions that commonly manifest in critically ill patients. They are associated with a multiplicity of pathophysiological disturbances. This study retrospectively reviewed literature relating to IAH and ACS published in the last two decades to consolidate an understanding of the epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and non-operative management of these conditions. Additionally, the authors of this study have recently conducted a large study on intra-abdominal pressures of consecutive catheterised patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (N.=403). A preliminary analysis of this study has also been included.

language: English


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