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

Abdominal compartment syndrome--the prevention and treatment of possible lethal complications following hip arthroscopy: a case report.
 

Author(s): Kinga Ciemniewska-Gorzela, Tomasz Piontek, Andrzej Szulc

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Intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome have been increasingly recognized as a hip arthroscopy complication over the past decade. In the absence of consensus definitions and treatment guidelines, the diagnosis and management of intra-abdominal hypertension ...

Last Updated: 26 Nov 2014

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[Interpretation of the international guidelines for definition and clinical management of intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome in children, 2013].
 

Author(s): YuJian Liang, LingLing Xu, Wen Tang

Journal: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue. 2014 Jul;26(7):454-7.

 

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2014

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Capsulotomy for treatment of compartment syndrome in patients with post extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy renal hematomas: safe and effective, but also advisable?
 

Author(s): Andreas Al Ghazal, Thomas J Schnoeller, Christian Baechle, Julie Steinestel, Florian Jentzmik, Sandra Steffens, Christian Hirning, Mark Schrader, Andres J Schrader

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To examine whether surgical decompression of hematomas by capsulotomy can help to improve long-term renal function following extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL).

Last Updated: 12 Jul 2014

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The terms "Compartment Syndrome" returned 42 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Risk factors for intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome among adult intensive care unit patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Jessalyn K Holodinsky, Derek J Roberts, Chad G Ball, Annika Reintam Blaser, Joel Starkopf, David A Zygun, Henry Thomas Stelfox, Manu L Malbrain, Roman C Jaeschke, Andrew W Kirkpatrick

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Although intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality among critically ill adults, it remains unknown if prevention or treatment of these conditions improves patient outcomes. We sought to identify ...

Last Updated: 29 Aug 2014

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Compartment syndrome as a spectrum of purple glove syndrome following intravenous phenytoin administration in a young male: a case report and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Puneet Chhabra, Nikhil Gupta, Atul Kaushik

Journal: Neurol India. ;61(4):419-20.

 

Compartment syndrome is a rare complication of spectrum of purple glove syndrome, seen as a side effect of intravenous phenytoin. This involves rapid discolouration of the involved limb along with edema and sometimes blistering of the skin also. Treatment is usually conservative and ...

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2013

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Phase I, Arteriocyte Magellan MAR01 Therapy - Compartment Syndrome and Battlefield Trauma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Compartment Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 19 Nov 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
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Acute Compartment Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 14 Jun 2011

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