The value of intra-abdominal pressure indicators in the assessment of the severity of patients with peritonitis
In this research we analyzed the changes in intra-abdominal pressure in 38 patients with local (17 patients) and generalized peritonitis (21 patients). The study found significantly higher intra-abdominal pressure in patients with advanced peritonitis than in patients with local peritonitis. In 53 % of patients with local peritonitis intra-abdominal pressure was not observed, and 47 % of patients had its I degree. In the group of generalized peritonitis all patients had intra-abdominal hypertension: I degree was observed in 17.4 % of patients, II degree — in 65.2 %, III degree — in 8.7 % and IV degree — in 8.7 % of patients.