WSACSWorld Society on Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (Antwerp, Belgium)
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MLNG Malbrain is the founding president and member of the executive committee of the WSACS and current treasurer.
The current WSACS definitions, incorporating the grades of severity of IAH, are based on expert consensus and an understanding of the known pathophysiology of IAH (2).
We defined ACS as a sustained elevation of IAP 20 mmHg associated with new organ dysfunction according to the consensus criteria of the WSACS (1,2).
Consequently, WSACS recommends an APP value of 50 to 60 mmHg in patients with IAH/ACS (2).
An IAH/ACS management algorithm has been developed by the WSACS. (1)