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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (all patients required included)
First Posted : October 18, 2007
Last Update Posted : October 18, 2007
Information provided by:
European Georges Pompidou Hospital

Brief Summary:
Conflicting results have been reported concerning the association of pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PXF) and abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). Schumacher et al. reported an association between AAA and PXF, with no consideration of grade. However, a later study did not confirm the association between AAA and PXF. The present study aimed at comparing the relative prevalence of PXF in patients suffering from AAA and in age-matched hypertensive patients.

Condition or disease
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome Hypertension

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 208 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Are Associated With Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome
Study Start Date : December 2001
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2002

AAA group, control group
AAA group : with AAA Control group: without AAA

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. standard ophthalmologic examination to group patients according to their pseudoexfoliation status [ Time Frame: Day of standard ophthalmologic examination ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
in patients suffering from abdominal aortic aneurism as part of a routine clinical yearly follow-up and hypertensive patients without abdominal aortic aneurism and that were more than 60 years old to have similar mean ages in both groups, as pseudoexfoliation and abdominal aortic aneurism are age-related disorders

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of abdominal aortic aneurism
  • Systemic hypertension without abdominal aortic aneurism over 60 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unknown status for abdominal aortic aneurism

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00546013

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Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou
Paris, France, 75015
Sponsors and Collaborators
European Georges Pompidou Hospital
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Study Director: Patrick Rossignol, MD, PhD

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00546013     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 01
First Posted: October 18, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 18, 2007
Last Verified: October 2007
Keywords provided by European Georges Pompidou Hospital:
abdominal aortic aneurysms
pseudoexfoliation syndrome
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Exfoliation Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Pathologic Processes
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Aortic Diseases
Iris Diseases
Uveal Diseases
Eye Diseases