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The effect of body position on compartmental intra-abdominal pressure following liver transplantation.

Authors
  • Cresswell, Adrian B
  • Jassem, Wayel
  • Srinivasan, Parthi
  • Prachalias, Andreas A
  • Sizer, Elizabeth
  • Burnal, William
  • Auzinger, Georg
  • Muiesan, Paolo
  • Rela, Mohammed
  • Heaton, Nigel D
  • Bowles, Matthew J
  • Wendon, Julia A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Intensive Care
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Jul 05, 2012
Volume
2 Suppl 1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/2110-5820-2-S1-S12
PMID: 22873413
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A clinically significant variation in inter-compartmental pressure exists following liver transplantation, which can be manipulated by changes to body position. The existence of regional pressure differences suggests that IAP monitoring at the bladder alone may under-diagnose intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome in these patients. The upper and lower abdomen may need to be considered as separate entities in certain conditions.

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