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The measurement of intra-abdominal pressure as a criterion for abdominal re-exploration.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6691728     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute elevation of intra-abdominal pressure above 30 mmHg caused oliguria in 11 postoperative patients. Operative re-exploration and decompression in seven patients resulted in immediate diuresis. Four patients who were not re-explored developed renal failure and died. If intra-abdominal pressure rises above 25 mmHg in the early postoperative period and is associated with oliguria and normal blood pressure and cardiac index, the patient should undergo re-exploration and decompression of the abdomen.
I L Kron; P K Harman; S P Nolan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of surgery     Volume:  199     ISSN:  0003-4932     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Surg.     Publication Date:  1984 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-02-22     Completed Date:  1984-02-22     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372354     Medline TA:  Ann Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  28-30     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abdomen* / surgery
Anuria / surgery*
Kidney Failure, Acute / etiology
Manometry / methods
Middle Aged
Oliguria / etiology,  surgery*
Postoperative Complications / surgery
Renal Circulation
Surgical Procedures, Operative*

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