Emergency department ultrasound scanning for abdominal aortic aneurysm: accessible, accurate, and advantageous.

@article{Kuhn2000EmergencyDU,
  title={Emergency department ultrasound scanning for abdominal aortic aneurysm: accessible, accurate, and advantageous.},
  author={M Kuhn and Robert Bonnin and M J Davey and J L Rowland and S Le P Langlois},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={219-23}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to determine whether emergency physicians with relatively limited training and experience can accurately identify the presence or absence of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) by performing bedside ultrasound scanning, and to assess the potential impact of ultrasound scanning on clinical management. METHODS Patients in whom AAAs were suspected, including those patients older than 50 years presenting with abdominal/back pain of unclear origin or presumed… CONTINUE READING