TITLE

Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) reduced AAA mortality in Danish men 64 to 73 years of age

AUTHOR(S)
Michaels, Jonathan A.
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 143 Issue 2, p39
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an answer to a clinical question related to the screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in Danish men. In this study, the rates of specific mortality caused by AAA, emergency operations for AAA, and ruptured AAA were lower in the screened group than in the control group. However, the rates of all operations combined and of planned elective operations were greater in the screened group than in the control group. In Danish men 64 to 73 years of age, screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm reduced specific mortality caused by AAA but not all-cause morality.
ACCESSION #
18427110

 

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