CME/CE: AAA Repair – Comparing Techniques & Mortality

CME/CE: AAA Repair – Comparing Techniques & Mortality
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Caitlin W. Hicks, MD, MS, and Mahmoud B. Malas, MD, MHS

Hicks, CaitlinCaitlin W. Hicks, MD, MS
Resident in Surgery
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Malas, MahmoudMahmoud B. Malas, MD, MHS
Director of Endovascular Surgery
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Director of the Center for Research Excellence and Surgical Trials
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Mahmoud B. Malas, MD, MHS, and Caitlin W. Hicks, MD, MS, have indicated to Physician’s Weekly that they have no financial interests to report.

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Caitlin W. Hicks, MD, MS, and Mahmoud B. Malas, MD, MHS (click to view)

Caitlin W. Hicks, MD, MS, and Mahmoud B. Malas, MD, MHS

Hicks, CaitlinCaitlin W. Hicks, MD, MS
Resident in Surgery
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Malas, MahmoudMahmoud B. Malas, MD, MHS
Director of Endovascular Surgery
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Director of the Center for Research Excellence and Surgical Trials
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Mahmoud B. Malas, MD, MHS, and Caitlin W. Hicks, MD, MS, have indicated to Physician’s Weekly that they have no financial interests to report.

A preliminary report has found that outcomes for both open and endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair appear to depend on hospital-level factors. The safety of these AAA repair techniques may depend on appropriate patient selection and adequate access to multidisciplinary care.
Readings & Resources (click to view)

Hicks CW, Wick EC, Canner JK, Malas MB. Hospital-level factors associated with mortality after endovascular and open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. JAMA Surg. 2015;150:632-636. Available at: http://archsurg.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2289161.

Malas M, Arhuidese I, Qazi U, Black J, Perler B, Freischlag JA. Perioperative mortality following repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms: application of a randomized clinical trial to real-world practice using a validated nationwide data set. JAMA Surg. 2014;149:1260-1265.

Henebiens M, van den Broek TA, Vahl AC, Koelemay MJ. Relation between hospital volume and outcome of elective surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysm: a systematic review. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2007;33:285-292.

Dimick JB, Upchurch GR Jr. Endovascular technology, hospital volume, and mortality with abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery. J Vasc Surg. 2008;47:1150-1154.

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