Abdominal hypertension and compartmental syndrome in intensive care medicine
© BioMed Central Ltd 2005
Published: 9 June 2005
Introduction and objectives
The objective of this trial was to compare abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartmental syndrome (ACS) in patients under risk for these pathologies in the ICU.
Eighty-nine patients with monitoring indications for intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) based on clinical or surgical admission diagnosis in the ICU were included. Measurements via an indirect method through the vesical catheter were made at three distinct timepoints: at admission, and at 6 hours and 12 hours.
Present (n = 13), average/standard
Absent (n = 76), average/standard
IAP 6 hours
IAP 12 hours
Abdominal hypertension and ACS are frequent diagnostics in intensive care medicine; superior average values of the IAP at admission, at 6 hours and at 12 hours to 28 mmHg are correlated with the biggest incidence of ACS and greater mortality.