A comparison of fluid instillation volumes to assess intra-abdominal pressure using Kron's methods

Wolters Kluwer Health, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 2012, 73 (1), pp. 152 - 155
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Intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) measurement has become an important tool in the assessment of critically ill patients. The World Society of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome consensus guidelines recommend using a maximum volume of 25 mL of sterile saline instilled into the bladder for intermittent IAP measurements. It is postulated that the volume of fluid instilled may have an impact on the estimation of IAP.
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