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Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm: one-year results of the French AneuRx trial.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12391506     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the results of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair using the Medtronic AneuRx endovascular stent graft. Forty-seven patients presenting with asymptomatic AAA were recruited in 17 French vascular centers. The mean age of these patients was 72.2 +/- 7.8 years (range, 54 to 85.2 years). Indications were validated by an independent committee and all procedures were supervised by a trained medicotechnical assistant. Clinical data and follow-up imaging were also reviewed by an independent committee. The primary end point was successful implantation, defined as exclusion of the aneurysm without mortality, morbidity, or reintervention. The secondary end point was durable exclusion at 1 year, assessed by serial computed tomography (CT scan). Implantation of the AneuRx endovascular stent graft in this series of highly selected patients was associated with no mortality and low morbidity. One-year follow-up findings showed reduction in aneurysm diameter in 45% of patients. This finding indicates that endovascular treatment is effective. However, observation of stable aneurysm diameter in 50% and increased aneurysm diameter in 5% suggests that careful, indefinite follow-up surveillance is necessary.
Jean-Baptiste Ricco; Michel Letort; Pierre-Edouard Magnan; Roberto Pacchioni;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Validation Studies     Date:  2002-10-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0890-5096     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-01     Completed Date:  2003-04-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  685-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service de Chirurgie Vasculaire, University of Poitiers Medical Center, Hôpital Universitaire Jean Bernard, 86021 Poitiers, France.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / epidemiology,  radiography,  surgery*
Device Removal
Embolization, Therapeutic
Follow-Up Studies
Iliac Artery / surgery
Middle Aged
Patient Discharge
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology,  etiology,  therapy
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Survival Analysis
Time Factors
Tomography, Spiral Computed
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Surgical Procedures*

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