Intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome

pathophysiological and non-operative management

P. Rastogi, D. Iyer, A. Aneman*, S. D'Amours

*Corresponding author for this work

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Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) are conditions that commonly manifest in critically ill patients. They are associated with a multiplicity of pathophysiological disturbances. This study retrospectively reviewed literature relating to IAH and ACS published in the last two decades to consolidate an understanding of the epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and non-operative management of these conditions. Additionally, the authors of this study have recently conducted a large study on intra-abdominal pressures of consecutive catheterised patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (N.=403). A preliminary analysis of this study has also been included.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)922-932
Number of pages11
JournalMinerva Anestesiologica
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Compartment syndromes
  • Intra-abdominal hypertension
  • Therapy

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