The electronic medical record was implemented to try and reduce the number of medical errors by providing continuity of care as well as a solution to the problem of deciphering illegible handwriting.  Over the past several years, most physician offices and hospitals have converted to utilizing this type of charting system.  However, in a study…

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Compartment syndrome is a well-recognized complication that occurs in the extremities. However, it can also occur in the abdomen and intracranial cavity. When it occurs in the abdomen, it refers to organ dysfunction caused by intra-abdominal hypertension and is called abdominal compartment syndrome or ACS. Increased intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) may lead to intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH)…

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