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Intra-Abdominal Hypertension with Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in a Patient with Severe Acute Pancreatitis

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Gastroenterology

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De Waele et al evaluated patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) for evidence of intra-abdominal hypertension. A high intra-abdominal pressure is associated with multi-organ failure, a high mortality rate, and prolonged stay in the intensive care unit (ICU). The authors are from Ghent University Hospital in Belgium.

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