Screening ultrasongography for abdominal aortic aneurysm reduced mortality in older men and was cost-effective in the long term
- COMMENTARY: Screening ultrasongography for abdominal aortic aneurysm reduced mortality in older men and was cost-effective in the long term. Rembold, Christopher M. // ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 147 Issue 3, p57
The author reflects upon the results of 7 year follow-up on the impact of ultrasonic imaging for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), on the mortality of older men. He states that the follow-up revealed that men who were offered ultrasonic screening for AAA, showed reduction in mortality, in...
- Elderly men at high risk for abdominal aortic aneurysms. // Cardiology Today;Mar2009, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p21
The article focuses on a study by N. van Lindert, presented at the Radiological Society of North America 94th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, which suggested that abdominal aortic aneurysms have a high prevalence in men aged older than 60 years who had transient ischemic attack or stroke.
- Management of Small Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. Lederle, Frank A. // Annals of Internal Medicine;11/15/90, Vol. 113 Issue 10, p731
Focuses on the need of management of small abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) which is the one of the leading cause of death in men over 55 years of age. Diagnostic techniques used to detect the rupture of AAA; Operative mortality rates for elective resection of AAA; Comparison between...
- Spontaneous rupture of phaeochromocytoma mimicking leaking aortic aneurysm. Sue-Ling, H. M.; Wheeler, M. H.; Foster, M. E.; McMahon, M. J. // Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Jan1989, Vol. 82 Issue 1, p53
The article presents the two case studies investigating patients with spontaneous haemorrhagic rupture of phaeochmocytoma presenting as abdominal emergencies. The studies highlight an unusual surgical presentation of an adrenal phaeochromocytoma and were both diagnosed preoperatively. The...
- Detection and Management of Small Aortic Aneurysms. Thompson, Robert W. // New England Journal of Medicine;5/9/2002, Vol. 346 Issue 19, p1484
Focuses on the detection and management of small abdominal aortic aneurysms. Discussion of a study by Lederle et al, which reports the results of the Aneurysm Detection and Management (ADAM) Veterans Affairs Cooperative Study; Mention of the results of the United Kingdom Small Aneurysm Trial;...
- Endovascular infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Davis, M.; Taylor, P. A. // Heart;Feb2008, Vol. 94 Issue 2, p222
Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair has undergone a revolution since Volodos and Parodi described endoluminal repair in the early 1990s. Subsequent data from large registries have confirmed its efficacy. Randomised controlled trials have shown that although endoluminal repair may not be as cost...
- Aneurysm treatments expand. Thompson, Robert W. // Nature Medicine;Dec2005, Vol. 11 Issue 12, p1279
The article focuses on treatment of abdominal aortic aneuryms. Abdominal aortic aneurysms arise from chronic, irreversible destruction of connective tissue. A promising pharmacologic approach not only suppresses development of aneurysms, but also induces regression. Anti-inflammatory agents and...
- Endobronchial ultrasonography: extending the reach of the bronchoscope beyond the airway wall. Tremblay, Alain // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/16/2003, Vol. 169 Issue 6, p586
Presents a case report of man diagnosed with endobronchial carcinoid tumor in the bronchus intermedius. Details of the endobronchial ultrasonography procedure.
- Bedside echogram in ischaemic bowel. I-Tsung Lin; Wen-Hsiung Chang; Shou-Chuan Shih; Wen-Han Chang; Ming-Jong Bair // Emergency Medicine Journal;May2008, Vol. 25 Issue 5, p304
The article reports on the case of an 84-year-old man diagnosed with ischaemic bowel based on bedside abdominal ultrasonongraphy results.