Decompressive laparotomy for abdominal compartment syndrome. BJS 2016; 103: 709-715.
Published: 18th February 2016
Authors: J. J. De Waele, E. Kimball, M. Malbrain, I. Nesbitt, J. Cohen, V. Kaloiani et al.
The effect of decompressive laparotomy on outcomes in patients with abdominal compartment syndrome has been poorly investigated. The aim of this prospective cohort study was to describe the effect of decompressive laparotomy for abdominal compartment syndrome on organ function and outcomes.
This was a prospective cohort study in adult patients who underwent decompressive laparotomy for abdominal compartment syndrome. The primary endpoints were 28‐day and 1‐year all‐cause mortality. Changes in intra‐abdominal pressure (
Thirty‐three patients were included in the study (20 men). Twenty‐seven patients were surgical admissions treated for abdominal conditions. The median (i.q.r.) Acute Physiology And Chronic Health Evaluation (
Decompressive laparotomy reduced
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