This retrospective cohort study evaluates differences across hospitals in the costs of care for patients surviving perioperative complications after major inpatient surgery.
This randomized clinical trial compares the use of health care services, costs, and cost-effectiveness between patients undergoing open and endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm.
This study describes the association of patient- and hospital-level factors on in-hospital mortality after elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
This Viewpoint reviews a meta-analysis investigating whether ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm reduces mortality in men older than 65 years and questions the math and recommendation.
This observational study reports that the survival advantage of endovascular over open aortic aneurysm repairs is maintained for 3 years, after which time, endovascular repair was associated with a higher mortality but mortality differences did not reach statistical significance during the study period.
This cohort study evaluates the effect of an endovascular-first protocol for patients with a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm on perioperative mortality and associated early clinical outcomes.
This population-based cohort study investigates whether nonadherence to Society for Vascular Surgery guidelines for postoperative imaging surveillance is associated with poor outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries undergoing endovascular aneurysm repair.
An elderly man presented to the emergency department with a 1-month history of new-onset, persistent lower abdominal and flank pain that was sharp and constant with intermittent radiation to the back and associated anorexia with a 10-kg weight loss. What is your diagnosis?
This review of discharge abstracts from the California Office of State Health Planning and Development reports that weekend discharge after major surgery is not associated with higher 30- or 90-day readmission rates.
This preliminary analysis of mortality after open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair shows that outcomes depend on hospital-level effects, particularly hospital size and type. See also the Invited Commentary by Goodney.
This Invited Commentary discusses the need for better data to assess mortality in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and improve practice patterns in vascular surgery.
This study suggests that smoking cessation and control of diastolic blood pressure are direct actions that should be taken to reduce the rate of abdominal aortic aneurysm expansion.
This study shows that perioperative mortality determined by the Open Vs Endovascular Repair Veterans Affairs Cooperative trial underestimates the findings after repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms from vascular practice outside the restriction of randomized clinical trials.
Rose et al evaluate the safety of endovascular vs open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm by measuring Patient Safety Indicators associated with each procedure over time. Cases were extracted from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2003-2010). Main outcome measures were Patient Safety Indicators and mortality. See the Invited Commentary by Suding and Paxton.
Pisimis and colleagues describe a successful urgent endovascular repair of a juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm with contained rupture.