Revision of the Procedure for Monitoring Intra-abdominal Pressure

October 2007
Critical Care Nurse;Oct2007, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p67
Academic Journal
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.


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