WSACS - the Abdominal Compartment Society

WCACS 2017 - Banff, Canada

WCACS 2017 - Banff, Canada

June 15-18, 2017 the 8th WCACS will take place in Banff, Canada.

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WSACS Membership

WSACS Membership

Welcome to the WSACS – the Abdominal Compartment Society. Times are changing and so is our society! As the incidence of Abdominal Compartment Syndrome is dropping, and the challenges in these patients are changing, the Executive Committee decided to update the name of the “World Society of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome” to “WSACS – the Abdominal Compartment Society”. Expanding the focus of the Society to the different challenges in critically ill patients with abdominal catastrophes will allow us to continue our mission in the next decade and improve outcome in these patients.

National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) publishes guidance document for open abdomen management

The UK NICE institute has updated its guidance document regarding open abdomen management.

Remarkably, the document discusses open abdominal wounds but fails to mention ‘abdominal compartment syndrome’ but only conditions often associated with it such as damage control surgery and abdominal sepsis. According to the document, several options to manage the open abdomen are available and negative pressure wound therapy is considered safe.

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