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Reintervention as a clinical trial endpoint after peripheral arterial bypass surgery.
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PMID:  11578295     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Graft patency is usually the primary endpoint in studies of peripheral arterial bypass surgery, but gives only a limited indication of clinical outcome. The aim of this study was to evaluate reintervention as a study endpoint after femorodistal bypass surgery. METHODS: The database from a multicentre, prospectively planned study of 517 patients undergoing femorodistal bypass for severe ischaemia was used to investigate the predictive value of technical endpoints. Clinical symptoms, graft patency, vascular interventions and clinical outcomes were recorded for 12 months after operation. RESULTS: Complete follow-up data were obtained on 498 patients (96 per cent). Success in terms of patients' need for reintervention agreed with clinical outcome in 90 (95 per cent confidence interval (c.i.) 87-93) per cent of cases. Primary and secondary patency agreed with the clinical outcome in 80 (95 per cent c.i. 77-84) and 81 (95 per cent c.i. 78-85) per cent of patients respectively. However, the best agreement with clinical outcome was obtained from the composite endpoint of 'patient alive without reintervention': 92 (95 per cent c.i. 90-94) per cent. CONCLUSION: Recording the number of patients who did not need reintervention for 12 months after femorodistal bypass gave a more accurate assessment of the number with clinical improvement than was obtained by recording bypass graft patency. Inclusion of patient survival in a composite endpoint increased the clinical relevance of this endpoint in patients with severe ischaemia who had femorodistal bypass surgery.
H R Watson; G Belcher; M Horrocks
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Multicenter Study    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of surgery     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0007-1323     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Surg     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-10-01     Completed Date:  2001-10-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372553     Medline TA:  Br J Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1376-81     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medical Sciences, University of Bath, Bath, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
False Positive Reactions
Femoral Artery / surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Graft Survival
Ischemia / surgery*
Leg / blood supply*
Prospective Studies
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Patency

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