Randomized double-blind controlled trial of roxithromycin for prevention of abdominal aortic aneurysm expansion.

@article{Vammen2001RandomizedDC,
  title={Randomized double-blind controlled trial of roxithromycin for prevention of abdominal aortic aneurysm expansion.},
  author={Sten Vammen and Jes Sanddal Lindholt and Lars Fr\osig Ostergaard and Helge Fasting and Eskild Winther Henneberg},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={88 8},
  pages={
          1066-72
        }
}
BACKGROUND Macrolide treatment has been reported to lower the risk of recurrent ischaemic heart disease. The influence of macrolides on the expansion rate of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) remains unknown. The aim was to investigate the effect of roxithromycin on the expansion rate of small AAAs. METHODS A total of 92 subjects with a small AAA were recruited from two populations. One population consisted of 6339 men aged 65-73 years who were offered a hospital-based mass screening… CONTINUE READING
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