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

Transient compartment-like syndrome and normokalaemic periodic paralysis due to a Ca(v)1.1 mutation.
 

Author(s): Chunxiang Fan, Frank Lehmann-Horn, Marc-André Weber, Marcin Bednarz, James R Groome, Malin K B Jonsson, Karin Jurkat-Rott

Journal: Brain. 2013 Dec;136(Pt 12):3775-86.

 

We studied a two-generation family presenting with conditions that included progressive permanent weakness, myopathic myopathy, exercise-induced contracture before normokalaemic periodic paralysis or, if localized to the tibial anterior muscle group, transient compartment-like syndrome ...

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2013

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Compartment syndrome of thigh and lower leg with disruption of the popliteal vascular bundle after being run over by a 25-ton truck.
 

Author(s): Rolf D Burghardt, Thorsten Gehrke, Daniel Kendoff, Ulrich Stoeckle, Sebastian Siebenlist

Journal: Chin. J. Traumatol.. 2013 ;16(5):308-10.

 

Compartment syndrome of the thigh is a rare condition, potentially resulting in devastating functional outcome. Increasing intracompartmental pressure which suppresses microcirculation and capillary perfusion may lead to cellular anoxia and muscle ischemia. The muscle compartments ...

Last Updated: 9 Oct 2013

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Can acute renal failure be complicated by renal compartment syndrome? A new view of an old idea.
 

Author(s): Camila Salas, Cassandra Cárcamo, Pablo Cruces

Journal: Nefrologia. 2013 ;33(5):732-3.

 

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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The terms "Compartment Syndrome" returned 38 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Paravertebral compartment syndrome after training causing severe back pain in an amateur rugby player: report of a rare case and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Georg Mattiassich, Lorenz Larcher, Markus Leitinger, Eugen Trinka, Gottfried Wechselberger, Heinrich Schubert

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Acute compartment syndrome (CS) of the paravertebral muscles without external trauma is rarely reported in literature. Not all of clinical symptoms for CS are applicable to the paravertebral region.

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2013

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Intra-abdominal hypertension and the abdominal compartment syndrome: updated consensus definitions and clinical practice guidelines from the World Society of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Derek J Roberts, Jan De Waele, Roman Jaeschke, Manu L N G Malbrain, Bart De Keulenaer, Juan Duchesne, Martin Bjorck, Ari Leppaniemi, Janeth C Ejike, Michael Sugrue, Michael Cheatham, Rao Ivatury, Chad G Ball, Annika Reintam Blaser, Adrian Regli, Zsolt J Balogh, Scott D'Amours, Dieter Debergh, Mark Kaplan, Edward Kimball, Claudia Olvera,

Journal: Intensive Care Med. 2013 Jul;39(7):1190-206.

 

To update the World Society of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (WSACS) consensus definitions and management statements relating to intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and the abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS).

Last Updated: 13 Jun 2013

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Assessment of Near Infrared Spectroscopy as a Diagnostic Tool in Acute Compartment Syndrome
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Compartment Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2011

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Last Updated: 3 Mar 2009

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

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Compartment Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 27 Feb 2014

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