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 274 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pressure bandage over venous conduit harvesting site causing compartment syndrome in a patient with intra-aortic balloon pump: An unusual cause.
 

Author(s): Amit Rastogi, Rudrashish Haldar, Gauranga Majumdar, Akhilesh Pahade, Prabhat K Singh

Journal: Ann Card Anaesth. ;18(3):453-5.

 

Intra Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) is conventionally used to support coronary perfusion and weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass. IABP in situ has its own share of complications. We present a case where a patient on IABP support who had reduced peripheral pulsations of the ipsilateral ...

Last Updated: 3 Jul 2015

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The intestinal barrier in irritable bowel syndrome: subtype-specific effects of the systemic compartment in an in vitro model.
 

Author(s): Samefko Ludidi, Daisy Jonkers, Elhaseen Elamin, Harm-Jan Pieters, Esther Schaepkens, Paul Bours, Joanna Kruimel, José Conchillo, Ad Masclee

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder with multifactorial pathophysiology. Intestinal barrier may be altered, especially in diarrhea-predominant IBS (IBS-D). Several mediators may contribute to increased intestinal permeability in IBS.

Last Updated: 18 May 2015

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The abdominal compartment syndrome: evolving concepts and future directions.
 

Author(s): Jan J De Waele, Manu L N G Malbrain, Andrew W Kirkpatrick

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Last Updated: 6 May 2015

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The terms "Compartment Syndrome" returned 54 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome in pancreatitis, paediatrics, and trauma.
 

Author(s): Jan J De Waele, Janeth C Ejike, Ari Leppäniemi, Bart L De Keulenaer, Inneke De Laet, Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Derek J Roberts, Edward Kimball, Rao Ivatury, Manu L N G Malbrain

Journal: Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2015 ;47(3):219-27.

 

Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) is an important contributor to early organ dysfunction among patients with trauma and sepsis. However, the impact of increased intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) among pediatric, pregnant, non-septic medical patients, and those with severe acute pancreatitis ...

Last Updated: 13 Jul 2015

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Intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome in burns, obesity, pregnancy, and general medicine.
 

Author(s): Manu L N G Malbrain, Bart L De Keulenaer, Jun Oda, Inneke De Laet, Jan J De Waele, Derek J Roberts, Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Edward Kimball, Rao Ivatury

Journal: Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2015 ;47(3):228-40.

 

Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) is an important contributor to early organ dysfunction in trauma and sepsis. However, relatively little is known about the impact of intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) in general internal medicine, pregnant patients, and those with obesity or burns. ...

Last Updated: 13 Jul 2015

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Management of abdominal compartment syndrome and the open abdomen.
 

Author(s): M Björck, A Wanhainen

Journal: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2014 Mar;47(3):279-87.

 

The management of the abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) and the open abdomen (OA) are important to improve survival after major vascular surgery, in particular ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA). The aim is to summarize contemporary knowledge in this field.

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2014

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Last Updated: 3 Mar 2009

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The Use of Near Infrared Spectroscopy in the Diagnosis of Acute Compartment Syndrome
 

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Condition Summary: Acute Compartment Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 14 Jun 2011

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The Effect of Different Types of Temporary Abdominal Closure on Intra Abdominal Hypertension.
 

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Condition Summary: Intra Abdominal Hypertension; Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2014

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