[Intraabdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome]

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Intraabdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) are rare conditions with high mortality. IAH is an intraabdominal pressure (IAP) above 12 mmHg and ACS an IAP above 20 mmHg with evidence of organ dysfunction. IAP is measured indirectly via the bladder or stomach. Various medical and surgical conditions increase the intraabdominal volume. When the content exceeds the compliance of the abdominal wall, the IAP rises. Increased IAP affects the functioning of the brain, lungs, circulation, kidneys, and bowel. The treatment of ACS is a reduction of IAP
Udgivelsesdato: 2008/2/11
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for læger
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)527-531
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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