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Setting the standards for reporting ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20547575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Reported mortality rates for endovascular repair (EVR) of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) vary from 0% to 50%. Selection bias, inaccurate reporting, and lack of uniform reporting standards are responsible for this significant discrepancy.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: Existing literature about the classification/reporting systems of rAAA is reviewed. A standard way of reporting rAAA based on the physiological, radiological, and operative findings is proposed.
CONCLUSION: The proposed system attempts to provide a universal language of communicating the severity of rupture, address the reporting bias, and allow comparing the outcomes of rAAA.
Chee V Soong; Bobby V M Dasari; William Loan; Ray Hannon; Bernard Lee; Louis Lau; Matthew Thompson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vascular and endovascular surgery     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1938-9116     ISO Abbreviation:  Vasc Endovascular Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-16     Completed Date:  2011-01-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136421     Medline TA:  Vasc Endovascular Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  449-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Vascular Surgery, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / classification*,  mortality,  radiography,  surgery
Aortic Rupture / classification*,  mortality,  radiography,  surgery
Aortography / standards
Endovascular Procedures / adverse effects,  mortality,  standards
Guidelines as Topic
Health Services Research / standards*
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care) / standards
Quality Assurance, Health Care / standards*
Quality Indicators, Health Care / standards*
Severity of Illness Index
Terminology as Topic*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / standards
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Surgical Procedures / adverse effects,  mortality,  standards

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