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Contribute article to special LIFE journal issue

June 3, 2022
June 3, 2022
Contribute article to special LIFE journal issue

Invitation to contribute article to special Issue of LIFE journal

Unlike many commonly encountered disease processes, which remain within the purview of a given discipline, intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) readily cross the usual barriers and may occur in any patient population, regardless of age, illness, or injury. As a result, no one scientific society or association can represent the wide variety of physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other allied healthcare personnel who might encounter patients with IAH and/or ACS in their daily practice. To fill this void, the Abdominal Compartment Society (formerly known as the World Society on Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (WSACS, has been founded to serve as a peer-reviewed forum and educational resource for all healthcare providers, as well as industries, who have an interest in IAH and ACS. The mission of the WSACS is to foster education, promote research, and thereby improve the survival of patients with IAH and ACS by bringing together physicians, nurses, and others from throughout the world and from a variety of clinical disciplines.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles or review articles that will stimulate continuing efforts to understand the etiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology and management of patients with IAH and ACS. We are particularly interested in articles describing the effects of new modalities for the clinical and surgical management of IAH and ACS, as well as the long-term effects of these treatments on patient outcome and quality of life. We also welcome animal research on the pathophysiologic and molecular mechanisms of IAH and ACS.

Yours sincerely,

For the WSACS Team

Prof Dr Manu Malbrain
Guest-Editor Special Issue

Dr Ashish Khanna

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