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Intra-abdominal hypertension and acute pancreatitis.
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PMID:  23406186     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) contributes to organ dysfunction and leads to the development of the abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS). IAH and ACS are relatively frequent findings in patiens with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) and are associated with deterioration in organ functions. The most affected are cardiovascular, respiratory and renal functions. The incidence of IAH in patients with SAP is approximately 60-80%. There is an accumulating evidence in human and animal studies that changes of perfusion, particularly to the microvasculature, are crucial events in the progression of acute pancreatitis (AP). The perfusion of the small and large intestine is impaired due to reduced arterial pressure, increased vascular resistence and diminished portal blood flow. Bacterial translocation has been described in patients with ACS, and this may apply to patients with SAP. Approximately 30-40% of SAP patients develop ACS because of pancreatic (retroperitoneal) inflammation, peripancreatic tissue edema, formation of fluid collections or abdominal distension. Surgical debridement was the preferred treatment to control necrotizing pancreatitis in the past. However, the management of necrotizing pancreatitis has changed over the last decade. The main objective of this article is to describe the association between IAH and AP and to emphasize this situation in clinical praxis as well (Fig. 1, Ref. 38). Keywords: intra-abdominal hypertension, acute pancreatitis, organ dysfunction, abdominal compartment syndrome.
A Mifkovic; J Skultety; P Sykora; A Prochotsky; R Okolicany
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bratislavské lekárske listy     Volume:  114     ISSN:  0006-9248     ISO Abbreviation:  Bratisl Lek Listy     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0065324     Medline TA:  Bratisl Lek Listy     Country:  Slovakia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  166-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
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