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Do scoring systems help in predicting survival following ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery?
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PMID:  19102824     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to assess the value of the Hardman Index and the Glasgow Aneurysm Score in predicting postoperative mortality in patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA), and to assess the correlation between the two.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients admitted with rAAA were identified from a hospital database. Hospital records were reviewed and a retrospective Hardman Index and Glasgow Aneurysm Score was calculated. Poor postoperative prognosis was considered at a Glasgow Aneurysm Score > 95 or a Hardman Index >or= 3.
RESULTS: A total of 96 patients with a median age of 77.5 years (interquartile range, 71-83 years) and a male:female ratio of 2:1 were identified. Of these, 37 patients were not offered surgery and this was associated with 100% mortality. Of the 59 operated patients, 36 (61%) patients died postoperatively. Operated patients had a median Glasgow Aneurysm Score of 91 (interquartile range, 77-101) and a Hardman Index of 2 (interquartile range, 1-2). In this group, a Glasgow Aneurysm Score > 95 or a Hardman Index >or= 3 was not associated with mortality (P = 0.10 and P = 0.79, respectively). Correlation between the scoring systems was poor (+0.42 tau(b)).
CONCLUSIONS: The scoring systems assessed did not help predict the outcome of rAAA surgery, and correlated poorly with each other. They do not aid clinical judgement.
Marcel Gatt; Paul Goldsmith; Marcos Martinez; Jesus Barandiaran; Kartikae Grover; Naif El-Barghouti; Eugene P Perry
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article     Date:  2008-12-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England     Volume:  91     ISSN:  1478-7083     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann R Coll Surg Engl     Publication Date:  2009 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-25     Completed Date:  2009-07-07     Revised Date:  2013-06-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506860     Medline TA:  Ann R Coll Surg Engl     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Scarborough General Hospital, Scarborough, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / mortality*,  surgery
Aortic Rupture / mortality*,  surgery
Postoperative Complications / mortality*
Sensitivity and Specificity
Severity of Illness Index*

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