Key Take Home Messages
- It is important to be vigilant and consider IAH as it can present insidiously in critically ill patients – consider when a distended abdomen is present and organ dysfunction worsens.
- Do not rely on the IAP as a sole indicator of whether IAH is present.
- Treatment is multi-factorial with no one strategy correct for all causes.
- Decompressive laparotomy is an aggressive treatment with significant morbidity attached.