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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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm" returned 1115 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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High incidence of periodontitis in Japanese patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm.
 

Author(s): Jun-Ichi Suzuki, Norio Aoyama, Mieko Aoki, Yuko Tada, Kouji Wakayama, Hiroshi Akazawa, Kunihiro Shigematsu, Katsuyuki Hoshina, Yuichi Izumi, Issei Komuro, Tetsuro Miyata, Yasunobu Hirata, Mitsuaki Isobe

Journal: Int Heart J. 2014 ;55(3):268-70.

 

Periodontitis is known to be a risk factor for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). However, the influence of periodontitis on AAA in Japanese patients has not yet been elucidated. The aim of this clinical investigation was to assess the relationship between periodontal bacterial burden ...

Last Updated: 26 May 2014

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Aneurysmal lesions of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm contain clonally expanded T cells.
 

Author(s): Song Lu, John V White, Wan Lu Lin, Xiaoying Zhang, Charalambos Solomides, Kyle Evans, Nectaria Ntaoula, Ifeyinwa Nwaneshiudu, John Gaughan, Dimitri S Monos, Emilia L Oleszak, Chris D Platsoucas

Journal: J. Immunol.. 2014 May;192(10):4897-912.

 

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a common disease with often life-threatening consequences. This vascular disorder is responsible for 1-2% of all deaths in men aged 65 years or older. Autoimmunity may be responsible for the pathogenesis of AAA. Although it is well documented that ...

Last Updated: 5 May 2014

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The terms "Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm" returned 113 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Endovascular aneurysm repair is not the treatment of choice in most patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.
 

Author(s): James J Livesay, Oscar G Talledo

Journal: Tex Heart Inst J. 2013 ;40(5):556-9.

 

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2014

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Current status of medical treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm.
 

Author(s): Koji Kurosawa, Jon S Matsumura, Dai Yamanouchi

Journal: Circ. J.. 2013 ;77(12):2860-6.

 

Although cardiovascular disease is widely recognized as the leading cause of death, a lesser known fact is that aortic aneurysm is the 15th leading cause of death over the age of 65 years in the USA. The golden standard of the treatments are invasive interventions either with open ...

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2013

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

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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The Altura Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Endograft Safety and Feasibility Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

 

Last Updated: 30 Dec 2013

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