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|Title:||Factors affecting survival after endovascular aneurysm repair: results from a population based audit|
|Citation:||European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 2007; 34(2):156-162|
|Publisher:||W B Saunders Co Ltd|
|M. Boult, G. Maddern, M. Barnes and R. Fitridge|
|Abstract:||Objectives: To determine the effect of pre-operative factors on mid-term survival of patients enrolled in an Australian audit of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Design: Prospective longitudinal national register (audit) of patients undergoing EVAR. Methods: 961 individuals who had elective or semi-urgent EVAR of abdominal aortic aneurysms were enrolled in the audit between November 1999 and May 2001. Data was contributed by 81 surgeons from 64 hospitals. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was used to determine survival rates and factors significantly influencing survival. Parametric survival analysis with log-exponential distribution was used to estimate expected 3 and 5 year survival for different ages, ASA, creatinine and aneurysm sizes. Results: Overall survival was 93% at 1 year, 80% at 3 years and 67% at five years. Survival rates were found to be statistically associated with ASA, age, aneurysm size and creatinine levels. ASA has the largest effect. Five year survival rates for aneurysms ≥65 mm and <55 mm were 54% and 76% respectively. Pre-operative creatinine levels ≥ 160 μmol/L lowered the survival rate from 71% to 40%. Conclusions: Survival for EVAR patients is strongly correlated with a number of pre-operative factors. This survival analysis provides a useful decision-making tool for surgeons particularly for individuals with smaller aneurysms.|
|Keywords:||Aorta; Aneurysm; Abdominal; Australia; Medical audit; Data collection; Registries|
|Rights:||Copyright © 2007 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved.|
|Appears in Collections:||Statistics publications|
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