Traditional and novel risk factors for clinically diagnosed abdominal aortic aneurysm: the Kaiser multiphasic health checkup cohort study.

@article{Iribarren2007TraditionalAN,
  title={Traditional and novel risk factors for clinically diagnosed abdominal aortic aneurysm: the Kaiser multiphasic health checkup cohort study.},
  author={Carlos Iribarren and Jeanne A. Darbinian and Alan S. Go and Bruce H Fireman and Chong Deuk Lee and Douglas P. Grey},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 9},
  pages={
          669-78
        }
}
BACKGROUND Identification of risk factors for and early diagnosis of clinically significant abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) before rupture is vital to optimize outcomes in these patients. Our aim was to examine traditional and three novel potential risk factors (abdominal obesity, white blood cell count, and kidney function) for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA, comprising discharge diagnosis or surgical repair) in a large multiethnic population. METHODS Cohort study (N =104,813) conducted at… CONTINUE READING
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