Prospective study of accuracy and outcome of emergency ultrasound for abdominal aortic aneurysm over two years.

@article{Tayal2003ProspectiveSO,
  title={Prospective study of accuracy and outcome of emergency ultrasound for abdominal aortic aneurysm over two years.},
  author={Vivek S. Tayal and Christian Graf and Michael A. Gibbs},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={10 8},
  pages={867-71}
}
UNLABELLED Determination of the presence of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is essential in the management of the symptomatic emergency department (ED) patient. OBJECTIVES To identify whether emergency ultrasound of the abdominal aorta (EUS-AA) by emergency physicians could accurately determine the presence of AAA and guide ED disposition. METHODS This was a prospective, observational study at an urban ED with more than 100,000 annual patient visits with consecutive patients enrolled… CONTINUE READING
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