(Corrie Pelc/ Medical News Today) — Each year, about 200,000 people in the United States are affected by an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).
An AAA occurs when the walls of the main artery that runs through the abdomen — the abdominal aortaTrusted Source — weaken, causing them to balloon into what is called an aneurysm.
Many times surgery — either endovascular or open surgery — is required to repair an AAA.
Previous research shows acute kidney injury is a potential risk factor with surgical AAA repair.
Researchers from Michigan Medicine recently designed an algorithm that can be used by doctors before performing an endovascular AAA repair to measure a person’s risk for developing kidney damage.
After applying their new algorithm to the data of more than 7,000 people, the researchers reported that women are 1.4 times more likely than men to develop acute kidney injury after receiving endovascular AAA repair.
This study was recently published in the journal Annals of Vascular Surgery. (…)