Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in 65 Year Old Males in Oslo (AAAscreening)

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Information provided by:
Oslo University Hospital Identifier:
First received: November 11, 2010
Last updated: November 24, 2010
Last verified: November 2009

Male subjects, 65 years of age, living in Oslo, Norway will be invited to be screened for abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by Oslo University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) [ Time Frame: Yearly the number of patients with AAA among the screened population will be assessed during the inclusion period of 18 years.. ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    AAA definition: diameter equal or more than 30 mm. The number of identified patients with AAA will be yearlig assessed.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) [ Time Frame: Yearly the number of patients with PAD among the screened poplulation will be assessed during the inclusion period of 18 years. ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Investigate the prevalence of PAD among patients with AAA defined as having Ankle-Arm Index (AAI) less than 0.9. The number of these patients will be assessed yearly.

Estimated Enrollment: 1500
Study Start Date: January 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2029
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2029 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

The invited population will be offered ultrasound investigation of their abdominal aorta. Further information regarding risk factors will be noted and measurement of ankle-brachial index will be measured/calculated. A further step in the future will be to sample blood with focus on different cytokines and genmediators.


Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

65 year old males in Oslo


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males aged 65 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None
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Responsible Party: Otto Smiseth, Prof. PhD MD, Oslo University Hospital Identifier: NCT01248533     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009/866
Study First Received: November 11, 2010
Last Updated: November 24, 2010
Health Authority: Norway: Regional Ethics Commitee

Keywords provided by Oslo University Hospital:
Abdominal aortic aneurysm, atherosclerosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
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