Lewis J. Kaplan, Author at Clinical Pain Advisor

Lewis J. Kaplan

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Abdominal compartment syndrome

Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) Related Conditions Intra-abdominal hypertension Damage control laparotomy Retroperitoneal hemorrhage Pelvic fracture Intra-abdominal hemorrhage Massive ascites Early goal-directed therapy 1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) occurs when intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) is greater than 20 mm Hg, causing multiple organ failure. ACS is preceded…

Short bowel syndrome

Short bowel syndrome Also known as: Short gut syndrome Related conditions: Gastroschisis; Crohn’s disease; Small bowel resection; Radiation enteritis; Malabsorption syndromes 1. Description of the problem The main issue that characterizes short bowel syndrome is either anatomic (<200 cm of small intestinal length) or functional (luminal absorption failure regardless of length) that leads to insufficient…

Critical Care of the Abdominal Surgery Patient; Intra-peritoneal Surgery; Emergency General Surgery; Elective General Surgery

Abdominal Surgery Synonyms Intra-peritoneal surgery; Emergency General Surgery; Elective General Surgery This list of associated conditions is protean and covers surgery on all of the intra-, retro-, and extra-peritoneal organs as well as the abdominal wall. 1. Description of the problem There are a host of safe and effective methods of managing the abdominal surgery…

Critical Care of the Trauma Patient, Post-injury Critical care

Post-injury Critical Care Related Conditions Injury of any type, including blunt, penetrating, impalement, crush, environmental exposure and envenomation 1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know Critical care of the injured patient is little different from critical care in general, with a few important exceptions. First, injury is often associated with hemorrhage…

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