ABDOMINAL MEDICINE

US Coding and Reimbursement

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CPT code Total RVUs Description 35081 51.45 Open infrarenal AAA repair with tube graft, non-ruptured 35082 64.60 Open infrarenal AAA repair with tube graft, ruptured 35091 52.84 Open juxtarenal AAA…

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Ethical Issues Regarding rAAA

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017Benjamin W. Starnes, Manish Mehta and Frank J. Veith (eds.)Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm10.1007/978-3-319-23844-9_19 19. Ethical Issues Regarding rAAA Deepika Nehra1 and Samuel P. Mandell2   (1) Department of Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, 325 9th Ave,…

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Technique of Supraceliac Balloon Control of the Aorta During Endovascular Repair of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

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Fig. 21.1 (a) Supraceliac balloon control via a large contralateral sheath. (b) Main body of endograft is deployed via ipsilateral access. Slight temporary deflation of the balloon may be required…

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Quality of Life After RAAA

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Author Year Number of patientsa Mean follow-up time (months) Questionnaire used Results   Total Open EVAR    Hennessy 1998 14 14  33 Rosser QoL No difference between rupture and elective surgery Bohmer…

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Predictors of Certain Death

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Risk score Formula Glasgow aneurysm score Age + 17 for shock + 7 for myocardial disease + 10 for cerebrovascular disease + 14 for renal disease Hardman index Score from…

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Wall Stress

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Fig. 5.1 (a) Calculated wall thickness map overlaid onto aortic geometry. (b) Stress contour map derived from uniform wall thickness aortic geometry. (c) Stress contour map derived from variable wall…

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Clinical Presentation of RAAA

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Fig. 6.1 Illustration of various types of ruptures. (a) Retroperitoneal rupture. Dorsal or dorsolateral rupture usually leads to a leak into the retroperitoneum, often causing asymmetric displacement and squeezing of…

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