slit-catheter technique

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slit-catheter technique

assessment of intramuscular pressure in cases with compartment syndrome; compartment pressures are recorded at rest (resting pressure), during exercise (exercise pressure) and postexercise, via a fine catheter; normally compartment pressures will return to pre-exercise levels within 5 minute of ceasing exercise; compartment syndrome is confirmed by resting pressure >15mmHg, 1-minute postexercise pressure >30mmHg, and 5-minutes postexercise pressure >20mmHg (see solid-state transducer intracompartmental catheter)
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2] Recently, the introduction of the polycompartment syndrome concept, where increased compartment pressures in one region impact negatively on other regions, has been highlighted.
Following that exam, pressure transduction of the bilateral anterior compartments revealed pressures of 71 and 73 mmHg, with all other leg compartment pressures being normal.
16] Based on studies from adults, fasciotomy should be considered when clinically significant compartment pressures (>30 mmHg) are present despite all supportive measures and adequate anti-snake venom therapy.
Measurement of compartment pressures (CP) may be helpful, especially in unconscious patients.
Measurement of compartment pressures is indicated when patient presentation is atypical or the patient's ability to sense or communicate pain is reduced.
Compartment pressures were measured, and showed elevated pressures in the dorsal forearm compartment of 70 mmHg, with a volar forearm compartment pressure of 14 mmHg.
Measurement of compartment pressures was repeated six months after surgery, showing pathological values at rest and after effort in both deep posterior compartments (Table 1).
17) Necrosis of the soft tissues of the foot may appear with compartment pressures ranging from 30-60 mmHg.
There are various techniques available for the measurement and monitoring of compartment pressures.
The abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) results when rising intra-abdominal compartment pressures compromise venous return and cause hypotension refractory to volume resuscitation, ventilatory embarrassment and intra-abdominal organ ischaemia (2,3).
11) Electromyography, oftentimes performed after compartment pressures are found to be normal, is necessary to confirm the diagnosis.