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BACKGROUND Outcome after operative repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) has traditionally been assessed in terms of survival. This study examines the functional outcome of patients who survive operation. METHODS Consecutive patients who survived open repair over an 18-month period were entered into a prospective case-control study. Age- and(More)
In an analysis of vascular audit data on upper limb vascular trauma over a 10 year period in a major UK injury centre it was found that 15 patients required operation for subclavian or axillary artery injuries. Eleven cases were the result of blunt injury. Twelve patients had an ischaemic arm on presentation, all of whom had an associated brachial plexus(More)
BACKGROUND The Glasgow Aneurysm Score and the Hardman Index have been recommended as predictors of outcome after repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). This study aimed to assess their validities. METHODS Patients admitted to a single unit with a ruptured AAA over a 2-year interval (2000-2001) were identified from a prospectively compiled(More)
BACKGROUND Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) continues to be associated with high operative mortality. Though survivors can expect to return to a normal life expectancy, their postoperative health related quality of life (HRQoL) remains uncertain. This review examines HRQoL following operative repair of ruptured AAA. METHODS PreMedline, Medline and(More)
Fifty patients with first or mild second degree haemorrhoids were randomly allocated to sclerosant injection (26) or rubber band ligation (24). One year after treatment 24 injection and 22 rubber band ligation patients were assessed. All patients presented with rectal bleeding; injection relieved 14 and rubber band ligation relieved 17 of this symptom(More)
Advanced age (> 80 years) confers a survival disadvantage after operative repair of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). This study aimed to determine if young age (≤65 years) confers a survival benefit. Consecutive patients undergoing attempted repair of a ruptured AAA between 1995 and 2001 were included in the study. Demographic, clinical, and(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac troponin I (cTnI) is a highly sensitive and specific marker for myocardial injury that predicts mortality in patients with acute coronary syndromes. This study examined the relationship between perioperative cTnI levels and clinical outcome in patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). METHODS Consecutive patients who(More)
Thirty-five patients over the age of 80 years underwent surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysm between January 1985 and December 1990. Of these, 25 had surgery for ruptured aneurysm (mortality rate 56 per cent) and ten had surgery for symptomatic or asymptomatic aneurysm (mortality rate zero). The mortality rate for patients with rupture aged over 80 years(More)