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

How much does decompressive laparotomy reduce the mortality rate in primary abdominal compartment syndrome?: A single-center prospective study on 66 patients.
 

Author(s): Mircea Muresan, Simona Muresan, Klara Brinzaniuc, Septimiu Voidazan, Daniela Sala, Ovidiu Jimborean, Al Husseim Hussam, Tivadar Bara, Gabriel Popescu, Cristian Borz, Radu Neagoe

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Feb;96(5):e6006.

 

Contribution of decompressive laparotomy within the framework of the complex therapeutic algorithm of abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is cited with an extremely heterogeneous percentage in terms of survival. The purpose of this study was to present new data regarding contribution ...

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2017

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Abdominal compartment syndrome after endovascular repair for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm leads to acute intestinal necrosis: Case report.
 

Author(s): Xiyang Chen, Jichun Zhao, Bin Huang, Ding Yuan, Yi Yang, Yukui Ma

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Nov;95(47):e5316.

 

Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) after endovascular repair (EVAR) of rupture abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) is a rare emergency situation, which has a high mortality. However, the progression of ACS is rapid and the diagnosis is usually been delayed, which increase the difficulties ...

Last Updated: 28 Nov 2016

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Delayed Presentation of Acute Gluteal Compartment Syndrome.
 

Author(s): James J Tasch, Emmanuel O Misodi

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BACKGROUND Acute gluteal compartment syndrome is a rare condition that usually results from prolonged immobilization following a traumatic event, conventionally involving the presence of compounding factors such as alcohol or opioid intoxication. If delay in medical treatment is prolonged, ...

Last Updated: 19 Jul 2016

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The terms "Compartment Syndrome" returned 55 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Abdominal compartment syndrome by tension pneumoperitoneum secondary to barotrauma. Presentation case].
 

Author(s): Esther García-Santos, Alejandro Puerto-Puerto, Susana Sánchez-García, Francisco Javier Ruescas-García, Ana Alberca-Páramo, Jesús Martín-Fernández

Journal: Cir Cir. ;83(5):429-32.

 

Pneumoperitoneum is defined as the existence of extraluminal air in the abdominal cavity. In 80-90% of cases is due to perforation of a hollow organ. However, in 10-15% of cases, it is nonsurgical pneumoperitoneum.

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2015

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

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 4 Aug 2016

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Abdominal Compartment Syndrome : Diagnostic and Prognostic Value of CT Findings - a Prospective Study
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Intra-Abdominal Hypertension; Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2016

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Near Infrared Spectroscopy in Patients Undergoing Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery in the Trendelenburg Position
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Nontraumatic Compartment Syndrome of Leg

 

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2016

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