Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Men

The AAFP recommends one-time screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) by ultrasonography in men aged 65 to 75 years who have ever smoked. (2005)

(Grade: B recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Consideration: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsaneu.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Men

The AAFP makes no recommendation for or against screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in men aged 65 to 75 years who have never smoked. (2005)

(Grade: C recommendation)
Grade Definition:http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Consideration: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsaneu.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Women

The AAFP recommends against routine screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in women. (2005)

(Grade: D recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Consideration: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsaneu.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)