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Link to World Society of Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

Clinical Trial Registration

Ethics Approval

Calgary home-made "Stampede VAC" Protocol

AbThera Clinical Guidelines

on call OR kit location ICU inurse nstructions

A RCT of using either passive intraperitoneal drainage involving wall suction or active vacuum drainage therapy in critically ill patients who require an open abdomen

Excessive pressure within the peritoneal cavity, known as intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH), can adversely affect not only intra-peritoneal organ function, but also other organ systems throughout the body. When IAH > 20 mmHg induces new organ dysfunction, a potentially lethal condition known as the abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is defined.