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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome

This study has been terminated.
(all patients required included)
Information provided by:
European Georges Pompidou Hospital Identifier:
First received: October 17, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: October 2007
History: No changes posted

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.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Are Associated With Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome

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Further study details as provided by European Georges Pompidou Hospital:

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

Enrollment: 208
Study Start Date: December 2001
Study Completion Date: July 2002
AAA group, control group
AAA group : with AAA Control group: without AAA


Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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: NCT00546013

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

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00546013     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 01
Study First Received: October 17, 2007
Last Updated: October 17, 2007
Health Authority: France: Institutional Ethical Committee

Keywords provided by European Georges Pompidou Hospital:
abdominal aortic aneurysms
pseudoexfoliation syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Exfoliation Syndrome
Aortic Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Eye Diseases
Iris Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Uveal Diseases
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