TITLE

Morbid Obesity Causes Chronic Increase of Intraabdominal Pressure

AUTHOR(S)
Eldo Frezza; Khaled Shebani; Jana Robertson; Mitchell Wachtel
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Digestive Diseases & Sciences;Apr2007, Vol. 52 Issue 4, p1038
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abstract  Intraabdominal hypertension and the abdominal compartment syndrome are known to deleteriously affect a wide array of organ systems. We retrospectively reviewed 62 women who underwent either laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery or adjustable gastric banding. Their age, body mass index (BMI), and race were known. Their opening abdominal pressure was recorded by connecting a Verress needle to a pressure monitor. Linear regression was used to assess the contribution of age, race, and BMI to the observed variation in opening abdominal pressure. Neither variation in age or race explained the variation in opening pressure (P> .05). By contrast, variation in BMI explained 8% of the observed variation in opening pressure (P< .05). For every 1 kg/mm2increase in BMI, there was on average a 0.07 mm Hg increase in opening pressure. Increases in BMI are associated with increases in intraabdominal pressure.
ACCESSION #
24518492

 

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