Can we better predict imminent rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA)?
Can we better predict imminent rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA)?
Document number : 124761
Created by: Surabhi Sharma, 2013-05-01
Last revised by: Ronny Gunnarsson, 2015-03-11
Document created in: James Cook University

Not uppdated, final reminderNot uppdated, final reminder

1. Summary

Abstract for the general public

An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is localized dilatation of the aorta caused by weakening of its wall. This can lead to a fatal aortic rupture in patients with large AAA. This study aim to investigate if the ability of computerised tomography to predict rupture of AAA can be improved to better recommend treatment before it is too late.

Tutor

Joe Moxon
Research Scientist, Townsville, Douglas Campus
Jonathan Golledge
Vascular Surgeon, Townsville, Douglas Campus

Workplaces involved in this project

information Added workplaces
Education - James Cook University (JCU) - Division of Tropical Health and Medicine - College of Medicine and Dentistry - Medicine - Townsville, Clinical School workplace verified by James Cook University on 2018-02-27

2. In depth information

Scientific title

Biomechanical wall stress and rupture risk of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA)

3. Ethics and information for classification purposes

Waiver of the need for individual consent

A waiver of the need for individual consent is given by a HREC

Date commenced

2013-02-14

Can we better predict imminent rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA)?, from James Cook University
http://au.researchweb.org/is/jcu/document/124761