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Table 1 Awareness and experience with abdominal compartment syndrome

From: Pediatric critical care nurses' experience with abdominal compartment syndrome

  2006 2010 p value
Have you heard of ACS? n = 251 n = 181  
   Yes 69.3% 87.8% < 0.001a
Have you ever managed/cared for a child (0-18 years) with ACS? n = 206 n = 179  
   Yes 49.1% 67.9% < 0.001a
Do you measure IAP during your management/care of ACS? n = 207 n = 168  
   No 24.6% 25.0% NSa
   Sometimes 44.9% 54.2%  
   Yes 30.4% 20.8%  
What method have you used to measure IAP? n = 115 n = 135  
   Clinical palpation only 22 (19.1%) 9 (6.7%) 0.003a
   Bladder method only 45 (39.1%) 104 (77.0%) < 0.001a
   Direct method only 6 (5.2%) 8 (5.9%) NSa
   Esophageal (gastric) only 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)  
   Clinical + bladder method 26 (22.6%) 10 (7.4%) < 0.001a
   Clinical + direct method 6 (5.2%) 1 (0.7%) NSb
  1. ACS, abdominal compartment syndrome; n, number of subjects; IAP, intra-abdominal pressure. aChi-square test; bFisher's exact test