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Neurological symptoms occurring in the context of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm: a paramedic's perspective

Citation
Fitzpatrick D & Maguire D (2007) Neurological symptoms occurring in the context of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm: a paramedic's perspective. Emergency Medicine Journal, 24 (9), pp. 669-670. https://doi.org/10.1136/emj.2007.049817

Abstract
Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA) classically presents with sudden onset, severe ripping or tearing abdominal pain radiating through to the back. This case report describes features of an atypical presentation of a patient with RAAA and highlights the difficulties and uncertainties surrounding the prehospital assessment, appropriate treatment and management of these patients. All prehospital care educators and practitioners should be made aware of the wide spectrum of clinical manifestations for this condition.

Keywords
2007/08; Assessment; care; context; DIFFICULTIES; Feature; features; Management; Pain; patient; Patients; PERSPECTIVE; PRACTITIONER; practitioners; SPECTRA; spectrum; Symptoms; treatment; UNCERTAINTY

Journal
Emergency Medicine Journal: Volume 24, Issue 9

StatusPublished
Author(s)Fitzpatrick, David; Maguire, Donogh
Publication date31/12/2007
ISSN1472-0205
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