Strategies for modulating the inflammatory response after decompression from abdominal compartment syndrome

Shinil K. Shah, Fernando Jimenez, Phillip A. Letourneau, Peter A. Walker, Stacey D. Moore-Olufemi, Randolph H. Stewart, Glen A. Laine, Charles S. Cox

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Abstract

Background: Management of the open abdomen is an increasingly common part of surgical practice. The purpose of this review is to examine the scientific background for the use of temporary abdominal closure (TAC) in the open abdomen as a way to modulate the local and systemic inflammatory response, with an emphasis on decompression after abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS).Methods: A review of the relevant English language literature was conducted. Priority was placed on articles published within the last 5 years.Results/Conclusion: Recent data from our group and others have begun to lay the foundation for the concept of TAC as a method to modulate the local and/or systemic inflammatory response in patients with an open abdomen resulting from ACS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number25
JournalScandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
Volume20
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Compartment syndromes
  • Decompression
  • Laparotomy
  • Negative pressure dressings
  • Systemic inflammatory response syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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