oa South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Intra-abdominal hypertension : SASPEN case study
|Article Title||Intra-abdominal hypertension : SASPEN case study|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition|
|Affiliations||1 Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital|
|Publication Date||Jan 2014|
|Pages||75 - 79|
|Keyword(s)||Case study, Intensive care unit and Intra-abdominal hypertension|
A 34-year-old man with no significant past medical history was admitted to hospital on 16 February, with a three-day history of right lower quadrant pain, followed by nausea and vomiting. On physical examination, he appeared to be dehydrated (dry mucous membranes) with low-grade pyrexia [38°C, tachycardia (102 beats per minute)], mild abdominal distension, reduced bowel sounds and maximal tenderness at McBurneys's point.
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