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Effect of hemodialysis on intra-abdominal pressure.
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PMID:  17505699     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of hemodialysis on intra-abdominal pressure. METHODS: Five patients admitted between July and November of 2003 were evaluated in the intensive care unit. Intra-abdominal pressure was measured before and after hemodialysis, maintaining the ventilatory parameters except for PEEP (positive-end expiratory pressure). RESULTS: Intra-abdominal pressure was significantly reduced by hemodialysis in all the 5 patients. CONCLUSION: Hemodialysis significantly reduced intra-abdominal pressure in the 5 patients, an effect which could have influence over other organic systems. This reduction is related to the weight variation before and after hemodialysis, as well as to the loss of volume caused by this procedure.
Roberta Fernandes Bonfim; Andréia Grigório Goulart; Carolina Fu; Jamili Anbar Torquato
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics (São Paulo, Brazil)     Volume:  62     ISSN:  1807-5932     ISO Abbreviation:  Clinics (Sao Paulo)     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-16     Completed Date:  2008-07-29     Revised Date:  2009-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101244734     Medline TA:  Clinics (Sao Paulo)     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  145-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hospital das Clínicas, Medical School, São Paulo University, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Cavity / physiopathology*
Compartment Syndromes / diagnosis
Middle Aged
Monitoring, Physiologic / methods*
Positive-Pressure Respiration
Renal Dialysis* / adverse effects,  standards
Respiration, Artificial*

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