Core Critical Care : Intra-Abdominal Hypertension, Paperback / softback Book

Core Critical Care : Intra-Abdominal Hypertension Paperback / softback


Despite increasing interest in intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) as causes of significant morbidity and mortality among the critically ill, unanswered questions cloud the understanding of the pathophysiology of these conditions: * Are IAH and ACS synonymous? * What are the ideal methods of measuring and lowering intra-abdominal pressure (IAP)? * When should we think of IAH? * Can IAH be prevented? * What level of IAP requires abdominal decompression?

Written by two experts in critical care and IAP, Intra-Abdominal Hypertension is a distillation of the current literature and furthers the understanding of these complex critical conditions.

Using a step-by-step approach and illustrative figures, this clinical handbook presents a concise overview of consensus definitions, measurement methods, organ assessment and treatment options.

Intra-Abdominal Hypertension is essential reading for all members of the intensive care multidisciplinary team, including experienced and junior physicians, anesthetists and nurses.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 253 pages, 21 Halftones, black and white; 38 Line drawings, black and white
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Cardiovascular medicine
  • ISBN: 9780521149396



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