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Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in Surgical Intensive Care Patient

Purpose:

To predict the probability of a non-traumatic surgical patient in the ICU developing the abdominal compartment syndrome using the equation of McNelis et al.

Specialty:

Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
General Surgery
Gastroenterology

Objective:

risk factors, complications

ICD-10:

R10

Description:

McNelis et al developed a predictive equation for occurrence of the abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) in a non-traumatic surgical patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). This can help identify a patient who may require closer monitoring for development of this complication with early decompressive laparotomy. The authors are from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

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