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

Gluteal compartment syndrome following drug-induced immobilization: a case report.
 

Author(s): Andreas Christos Panagiotopoulos, Ioannis Vrachnis, Pantelis Kraniotis, Minos Tyllianakis

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Gluteal compartment syndrome is a very rare condition characterized by non-specific symptoms that often lead to misdiagnosis.

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2015

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Acute idiopathic compartment syndrome of the forearm in an adolescent.
 

Author(s): Kelley Smith, Robert W Wolford

Journal: West J Emerg Med. 2015 Jan;16(1):158-60.

 

Acute compartment syndrome (ACS) is a condition typically associated with long bone fractures or severe trauma; however, non-traumatic etiologies also occur. We describe a case of an otherwise healthy female pediatric patient presenting with unilateral forearm pain without an inciting ...

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2015

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Bilateral lower extremity anterior compartment syndrome in a severely hypothyroid patient.
 

Author(s): Nizar Hariri, Albeir Mousa, Shadi Abu-Halimah, Bryan Richmond

Journal: Am Surg. 2014 Dec;80(12):E337-8.

 

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2014

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The terms "Compartment Syndrome" returned 49 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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Intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome: pathophysiological and non-operative management.
 

Author(s): P Rastogi, D Iyer, A Aneman, S D'Amours

Journal: Minerva Anestesiol. 2014 Aug;80(8):922-32.

 

Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) are conditions that commonly manifest in critically ill patients. They are associated with a multiplicity of pathophysiological disturbances. This study retrospectively reviewed literature relating to IAH ...

Last Updated: 28 Jul 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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Phase I, Arteriocyte Magellan MAR01 Therapy - Compartment Syndrome and Battlefield Trauma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Compartment Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2016

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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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