Intraabdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome are increasingly recognized as potential complications in patients who have significant intraahdominal trauma. Intraabdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome affect all body systems, most notably this cardiac, respiratory, renal, and neurologic systems. This complication also affects blood flow to various intraabdominal organs and may play a significant role in the sepsis and multiple organ failure syndrome seen in many trauma patients. Nursing knowledge of the risk factors and clinical signs of intraabdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome can reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with this syndrome.
Controvesier in Trauma Resuscitation| February 01 1999
Intraabdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in Trauma: Pathophysiology and Interventions
AACN Adv Crit Care (1999) 10 (1): 104–112.
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Yvonne Lozen; Intraabdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in Trauma: Pathophysiology and Interventions. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 February 1999; 10 (1): 104–112. doi:
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