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Title: Updates on AAA screening and surveillance
Authors: Chuen, Jason;Theivendran, Mayo
Issue Date: May-2018
Citation: Australian journal of general practice 2018; 47(5):259-263
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Screening and diagnostic surveillance of latent conditions have a profound impact on public healthcare expenditure and clinical outcomes. Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) remains one of the hallmark pathologies in vascular surgery and an area of intense research interest. OBJECTIVE: This article is the second of two that will outline current areas of controversy and research in AAA disease in order to support a more detailed understanding of issues in managing patients with this condition, and inform the development of Australasian clinical guidelines and health policy. DISCUSSION: Screening and surveillance of AAA should be evidence-based and follow clinical guidelines; however, advances in treatment technology and epidemiological data have influenced results. Goals of care and cost‑effectiveness should play central parts in screening and surveillance strategies.
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/17786
ORCID: 0000-0002-0955-5446
PubMed URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29779301
Type: Journal Article
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