Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)

Evidence Based Reports

Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair versus Open Surgery: A Review of the Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness (2013)[CADTH] NEW
Systematic review and meta-analysis of the growth and rupture rates of small abdominal aortic aneurysms: implications for surveillance intervals and their cost-effectiveness (2013)[NIHR HTA] NEW
Medical treatment for small abdominal aortic aneurysms (2012)[Cochrane] NEW

 Surgery for small asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysms (2012) [Cochrane] NEW

The UK EndoVascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) trials: randomised trials of EVAR versus standard therapy (2012)[NIHR HTA] NEW

Open versus endovascular stent graft repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms: a meta-analysis of randomized trials (2012)[DARE] NEW

Is there a difference in operative mortality between endovascular aneurysm repair and open surgery in elective abdominal aortic aneurysm? (2012)[Health Improvement Scotland] NEW

Endovascular stents for abdominal aortic aneurysms: a systematic review and economic model (2009)[NIHR HTA]

Endovascular stent - grafts for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (2009)[NICE]

Clinical Guidelines

Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening (2012)[Map of Medicine]

The UK NSC policy on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening in men over 65 (2012)[UK NSC]

Framework for improving the results of elective AAA repair (2011) [Vascular Society]

Recent articles in core journals

Endovascular or open repair strategy for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm: 30 day outcomes from IMPROVE randomised trial (2014) [BMJ] NEW

Immediate open repair vs surveillance in patients with small abdominal aortic aneurysms: survival differences by aneurysm size (2013)[Mayo Clinic Proceedings] NEW

Final follow-up of the Multicentre Aneurysm Screening Study (MASS) randomized trial of abdominal aortic aneurysm screening (2012) [Br J Surg] NEW

Incidence of cardiovascular events and death after open or endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm in the randomized EVAR trial 1(2011) [Br J Surg]

A randomized controlled trial of endovascular aneurysm repair versus open surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysms in low- to moderate-risk patients (2011) [J Vasc Surg]

The management of abdominal aortic aneurysms (2011)[BMJ]

Evaluation of the diagnostic and prognostic value of plasma D-dimer for abdominal aortic aneurysm (2011)[Eur Heart J]

Long-term outcome of open or endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (2010)[NEJM]

Screening men for abdominal aortic aneurysm: 10 year mortality and cost effectiveness results from the randomised Multicentre Aneurysm Screening Study (2009)[BMJ]


Abdominal aortic Aneurysms (2012)[Mentor]

Clinical Queries

A 62 year old male patient with a strong family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) (father and uncles) asked if he should undergo screening for AAA. What is the current advice and evidence for screening for AAA? (2010)[ATTRACT]

Patient Information

Repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (2013)[NHS Choices] updated

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (2012)[BUPA]


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