Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are aneurysms that occur in the part of the aorta that passes through the abdomen. They may occur at any age, but are most common in men between 50 and 80 years of age. Many people with an AAA have no symptoms, but some people have a pulsing sensation in the abdomen and/or pain in the back. If the aneurysm ruptures, it may cause deep, severe pain; nausea; vomiting; fast heart rate; clammy skin; and/or shock. About 20% of AAAs eventually rupture and are often fatal. The condition has multiple genetic and environmental risk factors, and may sometimes occur as part of an inherited syndrome. When more than one family member is affected, it may be considered "familial abdominal aortic aneurysm." Treatment depends on the size of the aneurysm and may include blood pressure medications, or surgery to repair the aneurysm.
 

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Canadian Marfan Association

Increasing awareness, saving lives, and improving the quality of life for patients, their families, and medical professionals affected by Marfan syndrome, genetic aortic disorders, and related connective tissue disorders through national programs of education, support, and research.

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2013

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Canadian Marfan Association

Increasing awareness, saving lives, and improving the quality of life for patients, their families, and medical professionals affected by Marfan syndrome, genetic aortic disorders, and related connective tissue disorders through national programs of education, support, and research.

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Last Updated: 22 Jan 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm" returned 1110 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Early and delayed rupture after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in a 10-year multicenter registry.
 

Author(s): Leah Candell, Lue-Yen Tucker, Philip Goodney, Joy Walker, Steven Okuhn, Bradley Hill, Robert Chang

Journal: J. Vasc. Surg.. 2014 Nov;60(5):1146-52.

 

Rupture after abdominal endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) is a function of graft maintenance of the seal and fixation. We describe our 10-year experience with rupture after EVAR.

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2014

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Cost-effectiveness of the National Health Service Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme in England.
 

Author(s): M J Glover, L G Kim, M J Sweeting, S G Thompson, M J Buxton

Journal: Br J Surg. 2014 Jul;101(8):976-82.

 

Implementation of the National Health Service abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening programme (NAAASP) for men aged 65 years began in England in 2009. An important element of the evidence base supporting its introduction was the economic modelling of the long-term cost-effectiveness ...

Last Updated: 11 Jun 2014

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Comparison of three contemporary risk scores for mortality following elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
 

Author(s): S W Grant, G L Hickey, E D Carlson, C N McCollum

Journal: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2014 Jul;48(1):38-44.

 

A number of contemporary risk prediction models for mortality following elective abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair have been developed. Before a model is used either in clinical practice or to risk-adjust surgical outcome data it is important that its performance is assessed ...

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2014

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The terms "Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm" returned 115 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Novel biomarkers of abdominal aortic aneurysm disease: identifying gaps and dispelling misperceptions.
 

Author(s): Demetrios Moris, Eleftherios Mantonakis, Efthymios Avgerinos, Marinos Makris, Chris Bakoyiannis, Emmanuel Pikoulis, Sotirios Georgopoulos

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2014 ;2014():925840.

 

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a prevalent and potentially life-threatening disease. Early detection by screening programs and subsequent surveillance has been shown to be effective at reducing the risk of mortality due to aneurysm rupture. The aim of this review is to summarize ...

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2014

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Enhanced recovery after elective open surgical repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm: a complementary overview through a pooled analysis of proportions from case series studies.
 

Author(s): Sanderland J T Gurgel, Regina El Dib, Paulo do Nascimento

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To evaluate the efficacy and safety of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs in elective open surgical repair (OSR) of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2014

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Editor's Choice - Endovascular aneurysm repair versus open repair for patients with a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm: a systematic review and meta-analysis of short-term survival.
 

Author(s): S C van Beek, A P Conijn, M J Koelemay, R Balm

Journal: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2014 Jun;47(6):593-602.

 

There is clinical equipoise between open (OR) and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) for the best treatment of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA).

Last Updated: 26 May 2014

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Cyclosporine A in Patients With Small Diameter Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm,; Small Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

 

Last Updated: 25 Aug 2014

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Study of the Glycocalyx in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Abdominal Aortic Aneurism; Surgery; Ischemic Reperfusion Injury

 

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2013

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Study of the Effectiveness of Telmisartan in Slowing the Progression of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

 

Last Updated: 28 May 2013

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