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Outcomes in surgical versus medical patients with the secondary abdominal compartment syndrome.

Authors
  • Cothren, C Clay
  • Moore, Ernest E
  • Johnson, Jeffrey L
  • Moore, John B
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American Journal of Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2007
Volume
194
Issue
6
Identifiers
PMID: 18005775
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Patients with diverse disease processes may develop SACS. Despite similar age and physiologic indices, the MOF and mortality rates associated with medical SACS are markedly higher. These findings highlight the need for routine monitoring in at-risk patients, prevention of pathologic intra-abdominal hypertension, and a low threshold for decompression.

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