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Prospective evaluation of a model to predict outcomes following Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair (EVAR)

Description

The primary aim of this project is to prospectively evaluate and improve an interactive model for predicting outcomes for individual patients following endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). The model was developed to allow clinicians to preoperatively predict the likelihood of individual failure based on the following outcomes: perioperative and aneurysm-related mortality, need for reintervention, type I & III endoleaks and 3 year survival. The secondary aim is to assess whether specific biomarkers are able to predict the incidence of postoperative EVAR failure and hence contribute to the predictive model.

 

Investigators on the study

  • R Fitridge MBBS, FRACS (General Surgery), FRACS (Vascular), MS
  • J Golledge MA MChir FRCS FRACS
  • M Thompson FRCS
  • J Fletcher  MD, MS, FRACS, FRCS, DDU
  • P Walker MBBS FRACS (VASC)
  • M Grigg MBBS FRACS
  • P Norman MBBS FRACS
  • F Quigley MS DDU FRACS

Project status

Currently recruiting at:

  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Townsville Hospital
  • The Mater Misericordiae Hospital
  • The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
  • Westmead Hospital
  • Fremantle Hospital
  • Box Hill Hospital

Administering institution

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Assistance with ethics approvals

A package of ethics documents and assistance in obtaining approval is available.

Contacts for investigators wishing to get involved

fitridge@adam.com.au  (main study)

Jonathan.Golledge@jcu.edu.au  (biomarkers)