Primary care screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm : a systematic evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

The objective of this study was to assess the benefits and harms of AAA screening programs and approaches to treating small aneurysms, and to determine screening yield for subgroup populations. studies could be underpowered to detect other differences in health outcomes. AAA screening in men ages 65...

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Main Authors: Guirguis-Blake, Janelle, Beil, Tracy (Author), Sun, Xin (Author), Senger, Caitlyn A. (Author)
Corporate Authors: United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center (Center for Health Research (Kaiser-Permanente Medical Care Program. Northwest Region)), U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Rockville, MD Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2014, January 2014
Series:Evidence syntheses
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The objective of this study was to assess the benefits and harms of AAA screening programs and approaches to treating small aneurysms, and to determine screening yield for subgroup populations. studies could be underpowered to detect other differences in health outcomes. AAA screening in men ages 65 years and older was associated with decreased AAA rupture and AAA-related mortality but no difference in all-cause mortality. Treatment of small, screen-detected AAA with early open or EVAR surgery did not result in improved health outcomes compared with surveillance. Short-term but not long-term differences in quality of life have been seen with screening for AAA in those who screen positive
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Physical Description:1 PDF file (viii, 145 pages) illustrations