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Third World Congress of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

February 2007

Antwerp, Belgium

The following are selected lectures from the Third World Congress of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (WCACS), which was held in Antwerp, Belgium, in February 2007. WSACS members have unrestricted access to over 200 lectures that were presented at the Third WCACS. To gain full access to all of the lecture materials available from this Congress, please click on the "Join WSACS" link above.

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Mini-paper Case report: Abdominal compartment syndrome after cardiac surgery A. De Wolf  
Mini-paper IVC pressure as an alternative reflection of intra-abdominal pressure using a porcine model A. Hessheimer  
Tutorial The effect of intra-abdominal pressure changes on the renal resistive index as measured by renal duplex sonography A. Kirkpatrick  
Tutorial Intra-abdominal hypertension and renal pathophysiology A. Kirkpatrick  
Tutorial The abdominal compartment syndrome and mechanical traumatic injury A. Kirkpatrick  
Tutorial How to deal with recurrent ACS: The frozen abdomen A. Kirkpatrick  
Tutorial Secondary ACS A. Kirkpatrick Open
Tutorial Elevated intraabdominal pressure in common conditions and procedures A. Larsson  
Study Protocol Are the differences in the shapes of airway pressure lung volume (PV) curves between animal lung injury models and acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS) due to differences i A. Larsson  
Tutorial Subcutaneous anterior abdominal fasciotomy A. Lepp?niemi  
Tutorial ACS and pancreatitis A. Lepp?niemi Open
Mini-paper Open abdomen in severe acute pancreatitis A. Lepp?niemi  
Oral paper Update on subcutaneous linea alba fasciotomy in pancreatitis A. Lepp?niemi  
Tutorial Defining gastrointestinal failure A. Reintam  
Oral paper Primary and secondary intra-abdominal hypertension: different incidence, time course and impact on ICU outcome A. Reintam  
Study Protocol Prognostic value of gastrointestinal failure score in mixed population of intensive care patients A. Reintam  
Tutorial What is the best animal model? A. Schachtrupp  
Tutorial Future IAP measurement techniques A. Schachtrupp  
Oral paper Clinical evaluation of an air-capsule probe for the direct measurement of intra-abdominal pressure after abdominal surgery A. Schachtrupp  
Oral paper Morphological organ impairment in a porcine model due to 6h of IAH A. Schachtrupp  
Oral paper Influence of decompression and reperfusion on organ damage in a model of the ACS A. Schachtrupp  
Study Protocol Influence of ICG-PDR guided vs urine bladder pressure guided treatment on 28 day mortality in patients with IAH or ACS A. Seibel  
Tutorial Hepatosplanchnic implications of ACS A. Wilmer  
Tutorial Optimising ventilation A. Wilmer  
Mini-paper Subcutaneus anterior abdominal fasciotomy in abdominal compartmentsyndrome A.A. Litvin  
Mini-paper Management strategies for the open abdomen: Survey of AAST members A.A. MacLean  
Oral paper Intra-abdominal pressure in the liver intensive care unit - Incidence and associations to length of stay and complications A.B. Cresswell  
Oral paper Clinical evaluation of the Foley manometer technique for the measurement of intra-abdominal pressure A.B. Cresswell  
Mini-paper A prospective evaluation of CT features predictive of intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome in critically ill surgical patients A.Z. Al-Bahrani  
Oral paper Gut barrier dysfunction in critically ill surgical patients with abdominal compartment syndrome A.Z. Al-Bahrani  
Oral paper Clinical relevance of intra-abdominal hypertension in severe acute pancreatitis A.Z. Al-Bahrani  
Oral paper Feeding the open abdomen is associated with earlier abdominal closure and less fistulae B. Collier  
Oral paper Intraabdominal pressure measurements in lateral decubitus and supine position B. De Keulenaer  
Tutorial Modified sandwich vacuum pack technique for temporary closure of abdominal wounds: An African perspective B. Van As  
Tutorial ACS and pediatrics B. Van As  
Industry session Role of mycograb in abdominal sepsis B. van der Hoven  
Oral paper Gastrointestinal complications following the open abdomen: The next challenge C. C. Cothren  
Tutorial Microcirculation C. Ince  
Tutorial How I do it: Resuscitation of the microcirculation C. Ince  
Mini-paper Increased abdominal pressure -a major factor in the development ARDS C. K. Ben Selvan  
Oral paper Measurement of compartment pressure of the rectus sheath during intraabdominal hypertension in rats C. Meier  
Oral paper Abdominal rectus muscle microdialysis: Evaluation of a new promising tool for early detection of impending abdominal compartment syndrome C. Meier  
Tutorial Improving cerebral function C. Olvera  
Tutorial Soap box: I only trust my brain! C. Olvera  
Oral paper Intraabdominal pressure on critical ventilated patients with no other apparent risk of abdominal hypertension C. Soler Morejon  
Oral paper Abdominal wall closure in diffuse severe peritonitis: The etappenlavage regimen C.C.J Pohland  
Mini-paper Evaluation of intra-abdominal pressure monitoring during major abdominal surgery C.J. Dunkerly  
Study Protocol The role of colonic decompression by flatus tube among patients with raised intraabdominal pressure C.K. Ben Selvan  
Study Protocol IAP in major abdominal elective surgery: Monitorize or not? D. Boni  
Mini-paper Continuous direct intra-abdominal pressure monitoring and staged peritoneal drainage in patients with tense ascites D. Viaene  
Oral paper Correlation between the plasma disappearance rate of indocyaninegreen and intra-abdominal pressure in mixed ICU patients D. Viaene  
Oral paper Effect of different body positions on intra-abdominal pressure estimated with 3 different methods via the bladder and stomach D. Viaene  
Oral paper Influence of semi-recumbent position on intra-abdominal pressure as measured by bladder pressure D.G. Vasquez  
Mini-paper Intra-abdominal hypertension in children with acute pancreatitis D.V. Dmytriiev  
Oral paper In vitro comparison of intra-abdominal hypertension development after different temporary abdominal closure techniques E. Benninger  
Oral paper A comparison of infusion volumes in the measurement of intra-abdominal pressure E. J. Kimball  
Oral paper Delayed abdominal closure in the management of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm E. J. Kimball  
Industry session Early intra-abdominal pressure monitoring improves care in my ICU patients E. J. Kimball  
Oral paper Respiratory variation in intra-abdominal pressure (?iIAP) E. Sturini  
Tutorial Epidemiology of IAH/ACS: incidence, awareness and risk factors E. J. Kimball  
Tutorial IAP measurement: Bladder techniques E. J. Kimball Open
Oral paper The use of pharmacologic neuromuscular blockade in the management of elevated intra-abdominal pressure in ICU patients E. J. Kimball  
Oral paper Reproducibility of bladder pressure measurements in critically ill patients E. J. Kimball  
Tutorial Abdomino-thoracic transmission during ACS: facts and figures F. Valenza  
Mini-paper Successful laparoscopic treatment of a delayed intraabdominal compartment syndrome after blunt hepatic injuries F. Vall?e  
Tutorial Infected pancreatic necrosis and abdominal compartment syndrome - Extraperitoneal translumbar approach and management of the retroperitoneal space under endoscopic vision (video presentation) G. Castellanos  
Mini-paper Severe acute pancreatitis with infected pancreatic necrosis and abdominal compartment syndrome G. Castellanos  
Mini-paper Spontaneous abdominal rectum sheath haematoma and abdominal compartment syndrome G. Castellanos  
Tutorial The influence of intra-abdominal hypertension on the central nervous system: current insights and clinical recommendations: is it all in the head? G. Citerio  
Tutorial Abdominal compartment syndrome and intraabdominal sepsis G. Plantefeve  
Oral paper Increased intra-abdominal pressure: Is it of any consequence in severe acute pancreatitis? G. Pupelis  
Tutorial Soap Box: I like to use a Swan or Vigileo! G. Vermeiren  
Tutorial Introduction: How far should we go, when treatment becomes futile G. Vermeiren  
Tutorial Non surgical decompression I. De laet  
Tutorial Medical management I. De laet  
Mini-paper Does intra-abdominal pressure influence the effectiveness of the autologic dynamic interface in preventing pressure ulcers? I. De laet  
Oral paper Validation of 4 different continuous minimal invasive cardiac output methods in septic patients with abdominal hypertension I. De laet  
Oral paper Clinical evaluation of the next generation FoleyManometer (FoleyManometer LV) I. De laet  
Oral paper Effect of head of bed elevation on intra-abdominal pressure estimated via bladder and stomach: preliminary results on the validation of the gastromanometer I. De laet  
Oral paper Intra- and interobserver variability during in vitro validation of the CiMON intra-abdominal pressure measurement device I. De laet  
Study Protocol ?Keep them dry, watch them die? or ?keep them filled, get them killed?: A randomised controlled pilot trial I. De laet  
Study Protocol The influence of weaning on intra-abdominal pressure I. De laet  
Debate Con: I don?t need to decompress if IAP > 25 mmHg I. De laet  
Mini-paper Adding hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to the intensive care (IC) of severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) accompanied by intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) I. Lisagors  
Oral paper Validation of a continuous intra-abdominal pressure measurement technique in a multi-disciplinary medical/surgical critical care unit I. Zengerink  
Tutorial Organ failure - Interactive case study J. Bakker  
Tutorial Meet the expert: The role of lactate in abdominal sepsis J. Bakker  
Oral paper Emergency drainage of abdominal compartment syndrome in necrotising enterocolitis improves cardiac output and respiratory function J. Brierley  
Oral paper Tension abdominal wall closure after damage control laparotomy: What is the rush? J. C. Duchesne  
Tutorial Lumbotomy to decompress the retroperitoneum J. De Waele  
Tutorial Noosa 2 years later ? A critical analysis of recent literature J. De Waele  
Oral paper The optimal zero reference transducer position for intra-abdominal pressure measurement: a multicenter analysis (WSACS Study 001) J. De Waele  
Oral paper Intraabdominal hypertension in patients with severe acute pancreatitis: An interim analysis of a prospective, multicenter study J. De Waele  
Study Protocol A multicenter observational study on the incidence of intraabdominal hypertension in patients with severe sepsis, and its effect on outcome J. De Waele  
Study Protocol The optimal reference point for intermittent transvesicular abdominal pressure monitoring in the critically ill patient with the head of bed in 30? elevation J. De Waele  
Oral paper Effects of PEEP and bed recumbent angle on intraabdominal pressure measurement J. Gorrasi  
Tutorial Anesthetic challenges J. J. Hofland  
Oral paper Predictive factors associated with the development of abdominal compartment syndrome in the SICU J. McNelis  
Tutorial Burns and ACS J. Oda Open
Oral paper Hypertonic lactated saline resuscitation reduces the risk of secondary abdominal compartment syndrome in severely burned patients J. Oda  
Mini-paper Measurement of the intra-abdominal pressure in clinical daily practicein Germany J. Otto  
Tutorial Echocardiography and IAH/ACS J. Poelaert  
Tutorial Importance of abdominal hypertension in children J. Ramet  
Tutorial Effect on liver and bowel perfusion J. Wauters  
Mini-paper A new non-invasive method (CiMON) for monitoring intra-abdominal pressure: Pilot test in a pig model J. Wauters  
Oral paper Fluid-resuscitated faecal peritonitis in pigs as a model of intra-abdominal hypertension J. Wauters  
Oral paper Influence of elevated intra-abdominal pressure on renal artery and renal vein flow in the porcine kidney J. Wauters  
Oral paper Influence of elevated intra-abdominal pressure on respiratory system dynamics in the pig J. Wauters  
Oral paper Effect of PEEP on intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) measurement: Pilot study in a porcine model J. Wauters  
Study Protocol Validation of continuous intra-abdominal pressure measurement with the CiMON in a large animal model, effect of different ventilator settings and body positions J. Wauters  
Tutorial Soap Box: Forget the Swan and use a PiCCO! J. Wendon  
Oral paper Bladder volumes for accurate intra-abdominal pressure measurements in children J.C. Ejike  
Tutorial It is time to pay attention! J.L. Vincent  
Mini-paper Determinants of the abdominal pressure volume relation in non ACS patients J.P. Mulier  
Study Protocol The linearity of the abdominal pressure volume relation J.P. Mulier  
Mini-paper Temporary closure of open abdominal wounds by an alternative and cost saving vacuum pack technique J.W. Valk  
Tutorial Managing the open abdomen K. Johansson  
Tutorial Renal-APP-FG K. Johansson  
Oral paper Routines for recording IAP and awareness of IAH in Swedish surgical ICUs 2006 K. Johansson  
Tutorial Surgical management and the abdominal wall K. Kolkman  
Industry session TNP and N-Need in the critically ill patients K. Schoonheydt  
Mini-paper Management of abdominal compartment syndrome -A monoinstitutional experience K. Tsalis  
Oral paper Intraoperative measurement of IAP: How, when, why? L. Arsenkov  
Tutorial Role of abdominal US L. Neri  
Tutorial Cardiovascular effects of elevated intra-abdominal pressure M. Cheatham Open
Tutorial Cardiovascular implications of abdominal compartment syndrome M. Cheatham  
Tutorial Ethics: The psychological burden and long-term consequences ofabdominal decompression M. Cheatham  
Tutorial Primary ACS M. Cheatham Open
Oral paper The effect of body position on intra-abdominal pressure measurement: A multicenter analysis (WSACS Study 001) M. Cheatham  
Oral paper Long-term impact of the open abdomen: a prospective comparative analysis M. Cheatham  
Oral paper Age should not limit the use of open abdominal decompression M. Cheatham  
Oral paper Skin-only closure is superior to skin grafting in the open abdomen M. Cheatham  
Oral paper Is the evolving management of IAH/ACS improving survival? M. Cheatham  
Study Protocol Prospective, randomized trial of abdominal perfusion pressure (app) as a resuscitation endpoint M. Cheatham  
Study Protocol Systemic peritoneal cavity lavage: A new treatment modality in complex cases of ACS with intra-abdominal sepsis M. D?Hondt  
Mini-paper Intraabdominal hypertension in critically ill patients M. G. Vidal  
Tutorial The role of lymphatics during mechanical ventilation & intraabdominal hypertension M. Lattuada  
Oral paper Respiratory system effects of Intra-Abdominal Pressure increase in a sepsis animal model M. M. Lattuada  
Tutorial Consensus definitions report M. Malbrain Open
Summary What I learned today M. Malbrain  
Summary What I learned today M. Malbrain  
Oral paper Results of the international survey on clinical awareness of intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome in critically ill patients (WSACS Study 003) M. Malbrain  
Oral paper Prognostic value of fluid balance, intra-abdominal and abdominal perfusion pressure in mechanically ventilated critically ill patients (WSACS Study 005) M. Malbrain  
Study Protocol Clinical Validation of continuous intra-abdominal pressure measurement with the CiMON in critically ill patients M. Malbrain  
Summary Welcome & Opening M. Malbrain  
Tutorial Respiratory implications of ACS M. Quintel Open
Tutorial Meet the expert: Minimal invasive hemodynamic monitoring M. Quintel  
Industry session Rational IAP measurement: Why is intra vesical IAP measurement not enough? M. Quintel  
Oral paper Relationship between intraabdominal pressure (IAP), fluid balance (FB) and systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) after major abdominal surgery M. Serpytis  
Tutorial Laparotomy M. Sugrue  
Tutorial Clinical implications of ACS on renal function M. Sugrue  
Study Protocol Defining the pattern of Intra-abdominal Pressure (IAP) on a day to day basis in ICU patients - A multicentre study M. Sugrue  
Study Protocol A prospective evaluation of the natural history of intra-abdominal hypertension - A multicentre study M. Sugrue  
Debate Pro: I need to decompress if IAP > 25 mmHg M. Sugrue  
Mini-paper Efficacy of vacuum assisted closure therapy in the management of the traumatic open abdomen M.J. Kaplan  
Debate Pro-Con Debate: Dry versus Wet M. Quintel Open
Oral paper Intraportal administration of prostaglandine E2, endothelin-1 receptor antagonist and phentolamine improves liver microcirculation and oxygenation in a model of intra-abdominal hypertension: An experi N. de Riva  
Mini-paper Clostridium difficile causing abdominal compartment syndrome: A case report N. Shaikh  
Mini-paper An observational study on intraabdominal pressure in 180 critically ill patients N. Van de Winkel  
Mini-paper Abdominal compartment syndrome following rectus sheath or retroperitoneal hematoma: A multicenter retrospective analysis (WSACS Study 002) N. Van Regenmortel  
Mini-paper Urine column measurement as an estimation of intra-abdominal pressure - Comparison with intra-vesicular pressure measurement as the 'gold standard' ACP Sewing  
Oral paper Prognostic value of capillary leak index, fluid balance, intra-abdominal pressure, extravascular lung water and subsequent organ failure in mechanically ventilated patients N. Van Regenmortel  
Oral paper A nationwide survey of clinicians? attitudes regarding the management of intra-abdominal pressure in neuro-critical care patients P. Hayden  
Mini-paper Post-injury abdominal compartment syndrome: is it still a problem? P. Mackay  
Oral paper Increased bacterial transport and histopathological changes in small bowel and colon after increased intraabdominal pressure P. Olofsson  
Tutorial Role of abdominal imaging in ACS P. Pelosi  
Tutorial Effect of intra-abdominal pressure on respiratory mechanics P. Pelosi  
Tutorial Renal replacement therapy P. Rogiers  
Oral paper Intra-observer variability during in vitro validation of intra-abdominal pressure measurement P.B. McBeth  
Tutorial Xigris in abdominal sepsis P.F. Laterre  
Oral paper Effect of the dobutamine in the splanchnich blood flow in an experimental model of abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) R. Adalia  
Mini-paper Retrospective evaluation of vacuum-assisted fascial closure after open abdomen due to secondary peritonitis R. Hahn  
Mini-paper Preliminary results on the validation of the transmanometer for intra-abdominal pressure monitoring in different head of bed positions R. Holte  
Tutorial ACS and obesity R. Ivatury  
Tutorial Economics: Cost effects of the open abdomen R. Ivatury  
Debate Pro-Con Debate: Dry versus Wet R. Ivatury Open
Oral paper Acute lower extremity compartment syndrome concurrent with abdominal compartment syndrome R. Kosir  
Oral paper Intra-abdominal pressure in critically ill pediatric patients R. Scarani  
Oral paper Intra-abdominal pressure and renal function R. Vahan Hakobyan  
Oral paper Epidural analgesia decreases intraabdominal pressure R. Vahan Hakobyan  
Tutorial Historical highlights in the concept and treatment of abdominal compartment syndrome R. Van Hee Open
Study Protocol Renal Artery Resistive Index as the 'Canary' for critical intra-abdominal hypertension R. Ivatury  
Oral paper Intra-abdominal pressure following rupture abdominal aortic aneurysm R.R. Makar  
Tutorial Reconstructive surgery for abdominal wall defects after ACS S. Colpaert  
Oral paper Residual urinary catheter draining tube volume exerts little effect on continuous IAP measurement S. Puig  
Oral paper Comparison of open abdomens in trauma and non-trauma patients S.P. Stawicki  
Mini-paper Bowel compartment syndrome: a new paradigm of an unrecognized component of Abdominal Compartment Syndrome after damage-control surgery S.R. Goldberg  
Mini-paper Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) is highly prevalent and associated with organ disfunction during septic shock T. Regueira  
Mini-paper Abdominal dressing - A new standard in therapy of the open abdomen following secondary peritonitis? T. Wild  
Industry session Indications for VAC therapy: when and how? T. Wild  
Study Protocol Impact of continuous renal replacement therapy on outcome in patients with intraabdominal hypertension due to septic shock T.R. Wolfe  
Study Protocol Do interventions to reduce elevated intra-abdominal pressure impact outcome in non-surgical ICU patients who have grade II or higher intraabdominal hypertension? T.R. Wolfe  
Mini-paper Vacuum-assisted wound closure and mesh-mediated traction ? a novel combination of two techniques for closure of the open abdomen U. Petersson  
Mini-paper Respiratory support in patients with intra-abdominal hypertension U.B. Batirov  
Study Protocol An Italian prospective randomized multicenter clinical trial V. Corso  
Oral paper Renal dysfunction of abdominal compartment syndrome: An experimental study V. Nalbanti  
Mini-paper Abdominal compartment syndrome: Early physiologic responses to decompressive laparostomy Y. Abdulaal  
Tutorial Vacuum assisted wound closure Z. Balogh  
Tutorial Continuous IAP monitoring Z. Balogh  
Oral paper The epidemiology of intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome in critically ill general surgical patients Z. Bodnar  

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