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A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Systemic Inflammatory Response of Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair.

2014-08-27 03:28:12 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to look at the systemic inflammatory response caused when patients undergo thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair (TAAA). In addition, this study will look at how the inflammatory response affects the post operative healing process and post operative complications.

Description

Patients will be invited to participate in this study prior to the TAAA repair procedure. Prior to the surgery, baseline blood and saliva samples will be collected. Following the surgery, blood and saliva samples will be collected for 48 hours. In addition, hemodynamic data (i.e. vital signs) will be collected for the first 48 hours. The patient data will be reviewed for the first 30 days for morbidity and mortality assessment.

Study Design

Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic

Status

Terminated

Source

The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:28:12-0400

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An abnormal balloon- or sac-like dilatation in the wall of the THORACIC AORTA. This proximal descending portion of aorta gives rise to the visceral and the parietal branches above the aortic hiatus at the diaphragm.

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