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compartimental abdominal syndrome

André M Japiassú, Haroldo Falcão, Fernando Freitas, Sandra Freitas, Paulo César P Souza, Roberto Lannes, Ricardo I Sato, Analucia M Dias, Gustavo F Almeida, Márcio Soares, Jorge I Salluh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The adverse effects of intra-abdominal hypertension are known for many years. Only recently proper attention has been given to routine intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) monitoring. There is evidence that a quarter of intensive care units (ICU) do not measure IAP, due to a lack of knowledge of its importance or difficulty in results interpretation. The aim of this study is investigate the knowledge of ICU physicians about abdominal compartimental syndrome and its management...
June 2007: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
Paolo Ruscelli, Francesco Buccoliero
BACKGROUND: In the last few years laparostomy has become an even more useful option for the surgeon due to the development of the experience in the critical abdominal trauma and in the severe surgical urgencies as PANE and peritonitis with the introduction of Damage Control as surgical strategy to prevent the abdominal compartimental syndrom (ACS). After a laparostomy the surgeon needs to provide a delayed fascial closure to achieve the best outcome for the patient. The aim of this paper is to illustrate the experience and the results after the introduction of a modified laparostomy technique in our surgical activity...
May 2013: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
L Cattorini, R Cirocchi, A Spizzirri, U Morelli, A De Sol, V Napolitano, F La Mura, E Locci, M Coccetta, V Mecarelli, G Giustozzi, F Sciannameo
Analyzing a complex case and referring to the literature, the authors describe abdominal compartmental syndrome as a complication of Fournier's gangrene, stressing out the importance of an early diagnosis to perform prompt and effective treatment. The characteristic of this case is not represented only by the Fournier's gangrene rarity, but also by the appearance of an abdominal compartmental syndrome due to the gangrene extension from the scrotum to the abdominal wall and cavity through the spermatic funiculus...
April 2009: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
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