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Fig. 5 | Annals of Intensive Care

Fig. 5

From: Ventilation in patients with intra-abdominal hypertension: what every critical care physician needs to know

Fig. 5

©Copyright by WSACS, the Abdominal Compartment Society ( Figure reproduced and adapted with permission from Kirkpatrick et al. [1]

WSACS 2013 Intra-Abdominal Hypertension/Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Medical Management Algorithm. Quality of evidence for each recommendation and strength of recommendation is rated along a four-point ordinal scale in accordance with Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) guidelines (, in which each evidence grade is symbolized by a letter from D to A: very low (D), low (C), moderate (B), and high (A) and strength of recommendation is given by a number: strong (1) and weak (2). ACS abdominal compartment syndrome, IAH intra-abdominal hypertension, IAP intra-abdominal pressure.

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