Compartment Syndrome

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Compartment Syndrome

Compartment syndrome is a life-threatening condition of the limbs which occurs after an injury, which results in not enough blood supply to muscles and nerves because of increased pressure within that area. Symptoms of compartment syndrome may include intense pain of the affected area, numbness or tingling in the area, as well as loss of function. Treatment may include a fasciotomy, which is a surgical procedure where the fascia, or connective tissue surrounding the muscle or group of muslces, is cut to relieve the pressure, and if not as severe, treatment may include elevation of the affected limb, rest, manual decompression, and anti-inflammatories.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Compartment Syndrome" returned 313 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens with Compartment Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Hsin-Ti Lai, Shu-Hung Huang

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2018 Feb;378(7):658.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Amelioration of acute orbital compartment syndrome following transvenous embolization for an indirect carotid-cavernous fistula: A case report.
 

Author(s): Yun-Hsiu Hsieh, Tzu-Heng Weng, Ming-Cheng Tai, Ke-Hung Chien

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(49):e9096.

 

Orbital compartment syndrome (OCS) is a rare occurrence after transvenous embolization of indirect carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF). A lateral canthotomy and cantholysis are the most commonly performed surgical interventions. In our case, as the acute OCS occurred immediately after ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Compartment Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Aileen F Egan, Kevin C Cahill

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2017 Nov;377(19):1877.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Compartment Syndrome" returned 59 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome in acute pancreatitis, hepato-pancreato-biliary operations and liver transplantation.
 

Author(s): Alexsander K Bressan, Chad G Ball

Journal: Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2017 ;49(2):159-166.

 

Intra-abdominal hypertension, even preceding the onset of abdominal compartment syndrome, is still recognized as an adverse prognostic factor. Unfortunately, most of the current supporting evidence within the critical care environment remains observational in nature. In acute pancreatitis, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Computed tomography angiography and magnetic resonance imaging performance of acute segmental single compartment syndrome following an Achilles tendon repair: A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Li-Feng Jiang, Hang Li, Zeng-Feng Xin, Li-Dong Wu

Journal: Chin. J. Traumatol.. 2016 Oct;19(5):290-294.

 

Acute compartment syndrome of the lower extremity is a serious postinjury complication that requires emergency treatment. Early diagnosis is of paramount importance for a good outcome. Four muscle compartments in the calf (anterior, lateral, deep posterior, and superficial posterior) ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Acute compartment syndrome as the initial manifestation of chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Yoshikazu Nagase, Shuji Ueda, Hitomi Matsunaga, Aya Yoshioka, Yoshiyuki Okada, Tomohisa Machida, Keiichi Nakata, Fuka Mima, Risato Takeda, Daisuke Hayashi, Sadaharu Iio, Kohei Okita, Hiroyuki Narahara, Yuichi Yasunaga, Yoshiaki Inui, Sumio Kawata

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Acute compartment syndrome is an orthopedic emergency requiring urgent fasciotomy to prevent irreversible damage. In hematological malignancies, acute compartment syndrome caused by severe soft tissue bleeding is extremely rare. We present a patient with chronic-phase chronic myeloid ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Long Term Outcomes of Pediatric Compartment Syndrome
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Compartment Syndromes

 

Last Updated: 28 May 2018

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Botulinum for Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2018

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Abdominal Compartment Syndrome and Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm : Validation of a Predictive Test
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2017

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