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Decreased mortality of abdominal aortic aneurysms in a peripheral county.
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PMID:  7489216     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the effect on the mortality associated with abdominal aortic aneurysms, due to the establishment of a decentralised vascular surgical unit in the county of Viborg. METHODS: Death after aneurysm repair and from rupture without repair were analysed retrospectively for the 3 year period before (1986-88), and after (1989-91), the unit was established. RESULTS: Between 1986 and 1988, one patient (5%) died after 19 elective and three emergency non-ruptured aneurysm repairs. Only three ruptures were repaired with two deaths. In the country, 41 deaths due to ruptured aneurysm were recorded. Between 1989 and 1991 two patients (4%) died after 26 elective and 27 emergency non-ruptured aneurysm repairs. Nineteen ruptures were repaired with six deaths (32%). In the county, 28 deaths due to rupture were recorded during this period. CONCLUSIONS: The establishment of a decentralised vascular surgical unit has increased the proportion of ruptured aneurysms reaching surgery with a resultant decrease in mortality from this condition.
J S Lindholt; E W Henneberg; H Fasting
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1078-5884     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg     Publication Date:  1995 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-01-04     Completed Date:  1996-01-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512728     Medline TA:  Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  466-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Viborg Sygehus, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / mortality*,  surgery
Aortic Rupture / mortality,  surgery
Cause of Death
Denmark / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology,  mortality
Reoperation / statistics & numerical data
Retrospective Studies
Surgical Procedures, Elective
Surgicenters* / statistics & numerical data
Vascular Surgical Procedures* / statistics & numerical data

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