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World J Gastroenterol. Jan 21, 2020; 26(3): 266-278
Published online Jan 21, 2020. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v26.i3.266
Abdominal compartment syndrome: Often overlooked conditions in medical intensive care units
Venkat Rajasurya, Salim Surani
Venkat Rajasurya, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Novant Health System, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, United States
Salim Surani, Department of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Bryan, TX 77807, United States
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Corresponding author: Salim Surani, MD, MPH, NSHM, FACP, FCCP, Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center, 8441 Riverside Pkwy, Bryan, TX 77807, United States.
Received: November 25, 2019
Peer-review started: November 25, 2019
First decision: December 4, 2019
Revised: December 17, 2019
Accepted: January 2, 2020
Article in press: January 2, 2020
Published online: January 21, 2020
Core Tip

Core tip: Intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome are very common in medical intensive care unit. Recognizing the risk factors for the development of intra-abdominal hypertension, timely measurement of intra-abdominal pressure and promptly implementing the resuscitation strategies can significantly reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with abdominal compartment syndrome.