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

Predictors of the development of post-snakebite compartment syndrome.
 

Author(s): Chih-Po Hsu, Jung-Fang Chuang, Yu-Pao Hsu, Shang-Yu Wang, Chih-Yuan Fu, Kuo-Ching Yuan, Chih-Hao Chen, Shih-Ching Kang, Chien-Hung Liao

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To identify the factors associated with the development of post-snakebite compartment syndrome (PSCS) in snakebite patients and to analyze the clinical prognosis of these patients.

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2015

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[Compartment syndrome of the arm: an unusual complication of carbon monoxide poisoning].
 

Author(s): Khalid Chkoura, Hicham Kechna, Jaouad Loutid, Omar Ouzad, Toufiq Cherradi, Moulay Ahmed Hachimi

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Last Updated: 24 Aug 2015

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The Decrease of Peripheral Blood CD4+ T Cells Indicates Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in Severe Acute Pancreatitis.
 

Author(s): Yao Liu, Ling Wang, Zhifang Cai, Peng Zhao, Cijun Peng, Lijin Zhao, Chidan Wan

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Few data are available on the role of T lymphocytes and inflammatory cytokines in abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) in severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). We conducted a retrospective study to assess the risk factors associated with ACS in SAP.

Last Updated: 20 Aug 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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