TITLE

Revision of the Procedure for Monitoring Intra-abdominal Pressure

PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Oct2007, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the approach of measuring bladder pressure through an indwelling urinary bladder catheter that serves as an effective way to indirectly measure intra-abdominal pressure (IAP). It says that serial monitoring of bladder pressures is helpful in determining the onset of intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and the development to the more severe condition abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS). Accordingly, IAH and ACS were initially determined in trauma patients with abdominal injury.
ACCESSION #
26879640

 

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