n Southern African Journal of Critical Care - When and how should we measure intra-abdominal pressure?
|Article Title||When and how should we measure intra-abdominal pressure?|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Critical Care|
|Author||Yolanda L. Walsh|
|Publication Date||Dec 2008|
|Pages||61 - 64|
A sustained increase in intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) may result in abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS). This is a well documented complication in critically ill patients, but there appears to be a reluctance to routinely measure IAP in patients at high risk of developing intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and ACS. This may be due to a lack of clinical skills or perceived complexity of the procedure.
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