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Accuracy of emergency department ultrasound scanning in detecting abdominal aortic aneurysm
  1. S Bentz, Resident,
  2. J Jones, Faculty—EM Residency program
  1. Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research, Michigan, USA

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    Report by S Bentz, ResidentChecked by J Jones, Faculty—EM Residency programGrand Rapids Medical Education and Research, Michigan, USA


    A short-cut review was carried out to establish whether emergency department ultrasound scanning had clinical utility for the diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). A total of 73 papers were found using the reported searches, of which 4 presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, …

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