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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm ( AAA )

The algorithm uses Structured Query Language to identify AAA cases, controls, and excludes from the Electronic Medical Record. AAA cases were defined as meeting at least one of three criteria: had a AAA repair procedure (Case Type 1), had at least one vascular clinic encounter with a diagnosis of ruptured AAA (Case Type 2), or had at least two vascular clinic encounters with a diagnosis of unruptured AAA (Case Type 3).

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All cause and Contrast Induced Non Glomerular Acute Kidney Injury

Age, race, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, and in particular chronic kidney disease (CKD), are risk factors for acute kidney injury (AKI) that is associated with high inpatient mortality. Recent studies demonstrate that AKI itself, even mild forms previously considered ‘benign’, are associated with severe outcomes including CKD progression, cardiovascular disease (CVD)/events and mortality, suggesting that AKI, CKD and CVD are interconnected syndromes.

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Appendicitis

Appendicitis is one of the most common acquired surgical conditions of childhood.  Diagnosis of appendicitis remains difficult.  Much work has been done on validation of clinical scores to reduce the number of unnecessary surgeries and radiographic tests while maintaining a high sensitivity for disease.  However, no score performs well enough in practice to reduce these risks (Kulik et al., 2013).  It is also known that appendicitis has a familial predominance, but little is known about the genetic factors that may increase a certain child's risk for the condition (Oldmeadow et al., 2009). 

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