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 case series reports that patients with systemic inflammatory disease are at high risk for postoperative complications, type II endoleak, sac expansion, and additional interventions after endovascular aneurysm repair.
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 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.
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.