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

Editor's Choice - Abdominal Compartment Syndrome After Surgery for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: A Nationwide Population Based Study.
 

Author(s): S Ersryd, K Djavani-Gidlund, A Wanhainen, M Björck

Journal: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2016 Aug;52(2):158-65.

 

The understanding of abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS), and its importance for outcome, has increased over time. The aim was to investigate the incidence and clinical consequences of ACS after open (OR) and endovascular repair (EVAR) for ruptured and intact infrarenal abdominal ...

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2016

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Compartment Syndrome Following Arthroscopic Removal of a Bullet in the Knee Joint after a Low-Velocity Gunshot Injury.
 

Author(s): Mert Keskinbora, Sercan Yalçin, İsmail Oltulu, Mehmet Emin Erdil, Tuğrul Örmeci

Journal: Clin Orthop Surg. 2016 Mar;8(1):115-8.

 

Gunshot injuries are getting more frequently reported while the civilian (nongovernmental) armament increases in the world. A 42-year-old male patient presented to emergency room of Istanbul Medipol University Hospital due to a low-velocity gunshot injury. We detected one entry point ...

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2016

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An expanding forearm phlegmon and subsequent compartment syndrome.
 

Author(s): R A Agha, J Geh

Journal: Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2016 Mar;98(3):e43-4.

 

We present the case of a young, fit woman who developed a forearm phlegmon with subsequent compartment syndrome. Further investigation found her to be suffering from endocarditis and she had had recent dental work. Presentation and management is discussed, with learning points highlighted.

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2016

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The terms "Compartment Syndrome" returned 57 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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