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Does screening with ultrasound reduce mortality from abdominal aortic aneurysm?

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Title: Does screening with ultrasound reduce mortality from abdominal aortic aneurysm?
Author: Null, Danette B.; Williams, Benjamin B.; LeBato, Alan L.
Keywords: arterial rupture
Date: 2011-10
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Evidence Based Practice 14(10): 10-11.
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Abstract: Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) by abdominal ultrasound reduces mortality related to aneurysm rupture and surgical repair in men 65 to 79 years old. Most men in the studied populations were smokers. (SOR: A, based on a meta-analysis.)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/11894

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