Early prediction of survival after open surgical repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms

@inproceedings{Krenzien2014EarlyPO,
  title={Early prediction of survival after open surgical repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms},
  author={Felix Krenzien and Ivan Matia and Georg Wiltberger and H. Schaefer Hau and Moritz Schmelzle and S. H. Jonas and Udo X. Kaisers and Peter Thomas Fellmer},
  booktitle={BMC surgery},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Scoring models are widely established in the intensive care unit (ICU). However, the importance in patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA) remains unclear. Our aim was to analyze scoring systems as predictors of survival in patients undergoing open surgical repair (OSR) for RAAA. METHODS This is a retrospective study in critically ill patients in a surgical ICU at a university hospital. Sixty-eight patients with RAAA were treated between February 2005 and June 2013… CONTINUE READING
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