Randomized clinical trial of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm in women.

@article{Scott2002RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized clinical trial of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm in women.},
  author={Robert Scott and Samuel G. M. Bridgewater and Hilary A Ashton},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={89 3},
  pages={283-5}
}
BACKGROUND Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is commonly restricted to men. Recent studies have indicated a possible increase in deaths due to ruptured AAA in women, and a higher rate of rupture in women than in men. The present report details results from a randomized controlled trial that assessed the effects of screening women for AAA. METHODS Some 9342 women aged 65-80 years were entered into the trial and randomized to age-matched screen and control groups. A single… CONTINUE READING

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