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Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 1995 Jan;9(1):42-8.

The U.K. Small Aneurysm Trial: design, methods and progress. The UK Small Aneurysm Trial participants.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To study the outcome of surgery versus ultrasound surveillance for small aortic aneurysms.

DESIGN:

Multicentre, random allocation, open trial.

SETTING:

University and general hospitals across the UK.

MATERIALS:

Patients aged 60-76 years with small asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysms (4-5.5 cm in diameter).

CHIEF OUTCOME MEASURES:

The mortality rate, costs, usage of health service resources and quality of life of each treatment will be compared.

CONCLUSIONS:

From patients randomised to ultrasound surveillance, the natural history of small aneurysms will be determined. The design, methods and progress of this trial are reported here.

PMID:
7664011
DOI:
10.1016/s1078-5884(05)80223-0
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