Management of peripartum intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome

M. James Lozada, Varun Goyal, Danielle Levin, Rachel L. Walden, Sarah S. Osmundson, Luis Pacheco, Manu L.N.G. Malbrain

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Abstract

Normal pregnancy leads to a state of chronically increased intra-abdominal pressure. Obstetric and non-obstetric conditions may increase intra-abdominal pressure further, causing intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome, which leads to maternal organ dysfunction and a compromised fetal state. Limited medical literature exists to guide treatment of pregnant women with these conditions. In this state-of-the-art review, we propose a diagnostic and treatment algorithm for the management of peripartum intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome, informed by newly available studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalActa Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Keywords

  • abdominal compartment syndrome
  • critical care
  • intra-abdominal hypertension
  • intra-abdominal pressure
  • obstetrics
  • peripartum
  • pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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