Curr Opin Crit Care 2021 Sep 24. Epub 2021 Sep 24.
Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine General Intensive Care Unit, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem Intensive Care Unit, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel Division of Thoracic Surgery, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Aix Marseille Université, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux Universitaire de Marseille, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Unit, Nord Hospital, Marseille, France.
Purpose Of Review: The aim of this study was to outline the management of the patient with the open abdomen.
Recent Findings: An open abdomen approach is used after damage control laparotomy, to decrease risk for postsurgery intra-abdominal hypertension, if reoperation is likely and after primary abdominal decompression.Temporary abdominal wall closure without negative pressure is associated with higher rates of intra-abdominal infection and evisceration. Read More