oa Wound Healing Southern Africa - The open abdomen : why and when should the abdomen be left open? (Part 1 of 3) : review
|Article Title||The open abdomen : why and when should the abdomen be left open? (Part 1 of 3) : review|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Wound Healing Southern Africa|
|Author||J.P. Pretorius, C. Liebenberg, D. Piek and M. Smith|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||19 - 23|
|Keyword(s)||Abdominal compartment syndrome, Intra-abdominal hypertension, Monitoring intra-abdominal pressure, Multiple organ dysfunction, Polycompartment syndrome, Steve Biko Academic Hospital and University of Pretoria|
Intra-abdominal hypertension, abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) and poly-compartment syndrome are serious clinical problems. The key is early recognition of at risk patients so that preventative measures may be implemented. The concepts of controlled fluid resuscitation, surveillance and prophylactic operative decompression with temporary abdominal closure (TAC) are central to prevention of the events leading to multiple organ dysfunction. Where ACS develops, therapeutic operative decompression and TAC is the management of choice.
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