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Screening of COPD patients for abdominal aortic aneurysm

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, June 2015
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Title
Screening of COPD patients for abdominal aortic aneurysm
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, June 2015
DOI 10.2147/copd.s81439
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Ingo Flessenkaemper, Robert Loddenkemper, Stephanie Roll, Kathrin Enke-Melzer, Henrik Wurps, Torsten Bauer

Abstract

Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in "men aged over 65 years who have ever smoked" is a recommended policy. To reduce the number of screenings, it may be of value to define subgroups with a higher prevalence of AAA. Since chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and AAA are associated with several common risk factors, this study investigates the prevalence of AAA in COPD patients. Patients with COPD were identified via the hospital information system. Inclusion criteria were: COPD stage I-IV, ability to give full consent, and age >18 years; exclusion criteria were: patient too obese for an ultrasound check, previously diagnosed AAA, prior surgery for AAA, or ethical grounds such as concomitant advanced malignant or end-stage disease. The primary endpoint of the study was an aortic diameter measured by ultrasound of ≥30 mm. Defined secondary endpoints were evaluated on the basis of medical records and interviews. Of the 1,180 identified COPD patients, 589 were included in this prospective study. In 22 patients (3.70%), the aortic diameter was ≥30 mm, representing an AAA prevalence of 6.72% among males aged >65 years. The risk of AAA increased with the following comorbidities/risk factors: male sex (odds ratio [OR] 2.98), coronary heart disease (OR 2.81), peripheral arterial occlusive disease (OR 2.47), hyperlipoproteinemia (OR 2.77), AAA in the family history (OR 3.95), and COPD stage I/II versus IV (OR 1.81). The overall AAA prevalence of 3.7% in our group of COPD patients is similar to that of the general population aged >65 years. However, the frequency of AAA in male COPD patients aged >65 years is considerably higher (6.72%) and increased further still in those individuals with additional comorbidities/risk factors. Defining subgroups with a higher risk of AAA may increase the efficiency of screening.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Egypt 1 2%
Unknown 47 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 13 27%
Student > Master 6 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 6%
Lecturer 2 4%
Professor 2 4%
Other 8 17%
Unknown 14 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 35%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 4%
Computer Science 2 4%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 2%
Other 4 8%
Unknown 18 38%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 March 2020.
All research outputs
#6,793,710
of 22,811,321 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#782
of 2,352 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#80,187
of 267,523 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#16
of 71 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,811,321 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 69th percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 2,352 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 6.3. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 65% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 71 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 73% of its contemporaries.