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Intra-abdominal Pressure and Abdominal Perfusion Pressure: Which is a Better Marker of Severity in Patients with Severe Acute Pancreatitis.
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PMID:  21557012     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BACKGROUND: Intra-abdominal hypertension is common in patients with severe acute pancreatitis. The aim of this study was to assess the clinical relevance of intra-abdominal pressure and abdominal perfusion pressure in the first 72 h after admission during severe acute pancreatitis. METHODS: From January 2009 to February 2011, 50 patients admitted for severe acute pancreatitis were included in this prospective, observational study. The intra-abdominal pressure and abdominal perfusion pressure level were repeatedly measured every 12 h during the first 72 h. The maximum and the mean values of intra-abdominal pressure and the minimum and mean values of abdominal perfusion pressure were used for analysis. RESULTS: Both the maximum and mean levels of intra-abdominal pressure were significantly different between patients with or without kinds of clinical variables. But for abdominal perfusion pressure, difference could only be detected in terms of need of vasoactive drugs. Besides that, different from abdominal perfusion pressure, intra-abdominal pressure is associated with high incidence rates of MODS and secondary infection. CONCLUSION: Compared with abdominal perfusion pressure, intra-abdominal pressure is much more valuable as an early marker of the evolution and complications of severe acute pancreatitis.
Authors:
Lu Ke; Hai-Bin Ni; Zhi-Hui Tong; Wei-Qin Li; Ning Li; Jie-Shou Li
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4626     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
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Created Date:  2011-5-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9706084     Medline TA:  J Gastrointest Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of General Surgery, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing University School of Medicine, Nanjing, 210002, China.
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