Atmospheric pressure variations and abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/208940
Title:
Atmospheric pressure variations and abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture.
Authors:
Killeen, S D; O'Sullivan, M J; Coffey, J C; Redmond, H P; Fulton, G J
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland., sdfklleen@eircom.net
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2008 Sep;177(3):217-20. Epub 2008 Jun 27.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/208940
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-008-0149-8
PubMed ID:
18584276
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA) presents with increased frequency in the winter and spring months. Seasonal changes in atmospheric pressure mirrors this pattern. AIM: To establish if there was a seasonal variation in the occurrence of RAAA and to determine if there was any association with atmospheric pressure changes. METHODS: A retrospective cohort-based study was performed. Daily atmospheric pressure readings for the region were obtained. RESULTS: There was a statistically significant monthly variation in RAAA presentation with 107 cases (52.5%) occurring from November to March. The monthly number of RAAA and the mean atmospheric pressure in the previous month were inversely related (r = -0.752, r (2) = 0.566, P = 0.03), and there was significantly greater daily atmospheric pressure variability on days when patients with RAAA were admitted. CONCLUSION: These findings suggest a relationship between atmospheric pressure and RAAA.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal/*epidemiology; Aortic Rupture/*epidemiology; *Atmospheric Pressure; Chi-Square Distribution; Humans; Incidence; Ireland/epidemiology; Retrospective Studies; *Seasons
ISSN:
1863-4362 (Electronic); 0021-1265 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKilleen, S Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, M Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCoffey, J Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRedmond, H Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFulton, G Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:07:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:07:59Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:07:59Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2008 Sep;177(3):217-20. Epub 2008 Jun 27.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid18584276en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-008-0149-8en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/208940-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA) presents with increased frequency in the winter and spring months. Seasonal changes in atmospheric pressure mirrors this pattern. AIM: To establish if there was a seasonal variation in the occurrence of RAAA and to determine if there was any association with atmospheric pressure changes. METHODS: A retrospective cohort-based study was performed. Daily atmospheric pressure readings for the region were obtained. RESULTS: There was a statistically significant monthly variation in RAAA presentation with 107 cases (52.5%) occurring from November to March. The monthly number of RAAA and the mean atmospheric pressure in the previous month were inversely related (r = -0.752, r (2) = 0.566, P = 0.03), and there was significantly greater daily atmospheric pressure variability on days when patients with RAAA were admitted. CONCLUSION: These findings suggest a relationship between atmospheric pressure and RAAA.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAortic Aneurysm, Abdominal/*epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshAortic Rupture/*epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Atmospheric Pressureen_GB
dc.subject.meshChi-Square Distributionen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen_GB
dc.subject.meshIreland/epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Seasonsen_GB
dc.titleAtmospheric pressure variations and abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland., sdfklleen@eircom.neten_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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