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Gastric tonometry after gastroschisis repair
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  1. R J Thompson,
  2. B Jaffray
  1. Department of Child Health, Sir James Spence Building, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Mr B Jaffray, Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Surgery, Department of Child Health, Sir James Spence Building, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP, UK;
    bruce.jaffray{at}ncl.ac.uk

Abstract

Gastric tonometry and intravesical pressure measurement were performed on eight babies born with gastroschisis for 72 hours after abdominal closure. Intravesical pressure was not high. The gastric mucosal pco2 and gastric mucosal pH remained stable and closely matched arterial values. Tonometry may be a useful technique to monitor these babies.

  • gastroschisis
  • tonometry
  • abdominal compartment syndrome
  • ACS, abdominal compartment syndrome
  • IAH, intra-abdominal hypertension
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