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Intra-Abdominal Hypertension

Intra-Abdominal Hypertension

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  • Date Published: September 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521149396

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  • Despite increasing interest in intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) as causes of significant morbidity and mortality among the critically ill, unanswered questions cloud the understanding of the pathophysiology of these conditions: • Are IAH and ACS synonymous? • What are the ideal methods of measuring and lowering intra-abdominal pressure (IAP)? • When should we think of IAH? • Can IAH be prevented? • What level of IAP requires abdominal decompression? Written by two experts in critical care and IAP, Intra-Abdominal Hypertension is a distillation of the current literature and furthers the understanding of these complex critical conditions. Using a step-by-step approach and illustrative figures, this clinical handbook presents a concise overview of consensus definitions, measurement methods, organ assessment and treatment options. Intra-Abdominal Hypertension is essential reading for all members of the intensive care multidisciplinary team, including experienced and junior physicians, anesthetists and nurses.

    • Contains a complete and concise overview of IAH and ACS which aids quick and accurate learning
    • List of all currently available IAP measurement tools enables decisive treatment
    • Summary of consensus definitions distils the current literature and clarifies these conditions
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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521149396
    • length: 253 pages
    • dimensions: 186 x 122 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.29kg
    • contains: 59 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of abbreviations
    Part I. Understanding Intra-Abdominal Hypertension: What to Worry About?:
    1. What is intra-abdominal pressure?
    2. Definitions
    3. Principles of IAP measurement
    4. Systems available to measure IAP
    5. Pitfalls of IAP monitoring
    Part II. Underlying Predisposing Conditions: When to Worry?:
    6. Decreased abdominal compliance
    7. Increased abdominal content
    8. Capillary leak and fluid resuscitation
    Part III. Specific Conditions: When to Worry More?:
    9. Pancreatitis
    10. Children
    11. Trauma
    12. Burns
    13. Obesity
    14. Pregnancy and others
    Part IV. Consequences of Intra-Abdominal Hypertension: Why to Worry?:
    15. Cardiovascular system and IAH
    16. Respiratory system and IAH
    17. Renal system and IAH
    18. Central nervous system and IAH
    19. Other organs and IAH
    20. How to define gastrointestinal failure?
    21. Polycompartment syndromes
    Part V. Treatment:
    22. Improvement of abdominal wall compliance
    23. Evacuation of intra-luminal contents
    24. Evacuations of abdominal fluid collections
    25. Correction of capillary leaks and fluid balance
    26. Specific treatments for intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome
    27. Surgical treatment
    28. Open abdomen management and temporary abdominal closure
    Part VI. The Future:
    29. The future of IAH and ACS

  • Authors

    Manu Malbrain
    Manu Malbrain, MD, PhD is Director of ICU and High Care Burn Unit, ZNA Stuivenberg, Antwerp. He is an ESICM Chris Stoutenbeek Award winner and the founding President of The World Society of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (WSACS).

    Jan De Waele
    Jan De Waele, MD, PhD is Senior Lecturer at Ghent University and an intensivist at Ghent University Hospital, Ghent. He is Chair of the Clinical Trials Working Group of the WSACS.

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