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Renal Dysfunction Associated with Intra-abdominal Hypertension and the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome.
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PMID:  21310818     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Once considered mostly a postsurgical condition, intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and the abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) are now thought to increase morbidity and mortality in many patients receiving medical or surgical intensive care. Animal data and human observational studies indicate that oliguria and acute kidney injury are early and frequent consequences of IAH/ACS and can be present at relatively low levels of intra-abdominal pressure (IAP). Among medical patients at particular risk are those with septic shock and severe acute pancreatitis, but the adverse effects of IAH may also be seen in cardiorenal and hepatorenal syndromes. Factors predisposing to IAH/ACS include sepsis, large volume fluid resuscitation, polytransfusion, mechanical ventilation with high intrathoracic pressure, and acidosis, among others. Transduction of bladder pressure is the gold standard for measuring intra-abdominal pressure, and several nonsurgical methods can help reduce IAP. The role of renal replacement therapy for volume management is not well defined but may be beneficial in some cases. IAH/ACS is an important possible cause of acute renal failure in critically ill patients and screening may benefit those at increased risk.
Hashim Mohmand; Stanley Goldfarb
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1533-3450     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-2-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9013836     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Nephrol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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