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Gallagher, John
February 2006
Critical Care Nurse;Feb2006, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p67
Academic Journal
The article describes a procedure for monitoring intra-abdominal pressure via an indwelling urinary catheter. Measurement of bladder pressure through a urinary catheter is an effective way of indirectly measuring intra-abdominal pressure. The conditions associated with risk for intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome are discussed. The procedure described is designed to provide accurate measurements of bladder pressure with minimal interruption of the urinary drainage system.


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