Paradigm shifts in abdominal aortic aneurysm management based on vascular registries

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de Guerre , L , Venermo , M , Mani , K , Wanhainen , A & Schermerhorn , M 2020 , ' Paradigm shifts in abdominal aortic aneurysm management based on vascular registries ' , Journal of internal medicine , vol. 288 , no. 1 , pp. 38-50 .

Title: Paradigm shifts in abdominal aortic aneurysm management based on vascular registries
Author: de Guerre, Livia; Venermo, Maarit; Mani, Kevin; Wanhainen, Anders; Schermerhorn, Marc
Contributor organization: Verisuonikirurgian yksikkö
HUS Abdominal Center
Department of Surgery
Date: 2020-07
Language: eng
Number of pages: 13
Belongs to series: Journal of internal medicine
ISSN: 0954-6820
Abstract: Abstract Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a relatively common and potentially fatal disease. The management of AAA has undergone extensive changes in the last two decades. High quality vascular surgical registries were established early and have been found to be instrumental in the evaluation and monitoring of these changes, most notably the wide implementation of minimally invasive endovascular surgical technology. Trends over the years showed the increased use of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) over open repair, the decreasing perioperative adverse outcomes and the early survival advantage of EVAR. Also, data from the early EVAR years changed the views on endoleak management and showed the importance of tracking the implementation of new techniques. Registry data complemented the randomized trials performed in aortic surgery by showing the high rate of laparotomy related reinterventions after open repair. Also, they are an essential tool for the understanding of outcomes in a broad patient population, evaluating the generalizability of findings from randomized trials and analyzing changes over time. By using large scale data over longer periods of time, the importance of centralization of care to high-volume centers was shown, particularly for open repair. Additionally, large-scale databases can offer an opportunity to assess practice and outcomes in patient subgroups (e.g. treatment of AAA in women and the elderly) as well as in rare aortic pathologies. In this review article, we point out the most important paradigm shifts in AAA management based on vascular registry data.
Subject: 3121 General medicine, internal medicine and other clinical medicine
Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Endovascular Aortic Repair
Paradigm shifts
Quality improvement
endovascular aortic repair
abdominal aortic aneurysm
quality improvement
paradigm shifts
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