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Perioperative Outcomes for Elective Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair since the Adoption of Endovascular Grafting Procedures.
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PMID:  21514186     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate and compare our perioperative outcomes for open abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) between the pre-endovascular aneurysm repair (pre-EVAR) and EVAR eras and to analyse whether the AAA that was excluded from EVAR could affect the perioperative outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Kurume University Hospital vascular registry was reviewed to identify all patients undergoing an elective open AAA repair from January 2004 through November 2006 (pre-EVAR era, n = 99) and from December 2006 through June 2010 (EVAR era, n = 125). The early clinical outcomes between the two groups were compared. RESULTS: In the EVAR era, the proportion of EVAR in all elective AAA repairs was 43.4%. The EVAR era had a significantly higher proportion of very elderly patients over 80 years of age (23.2% vs. 11.1%, P = 0.0391). The morbidity rates were similar between the two groups (22.3% vs. 24,8%) and the mortality rate was 0% for both. CONCLUSION: Despite the increased complexity of OAR in the EVAR era, we believe that OAR remains a valid procedure for AAA repair.
S Hiromatsu; H Sakashita; T Okazaki; S Onitsuka; A Tanaka; S Fukunaga
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2165     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9512728     Medline TA:  Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 European Society for Vascular Surgery. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, 67 Asahi-machi, Kurume-shi, Fukuoka-ken 830-0011, Japan.
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