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Non-Invasive Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Clinical Trial
The primary aim of this study is to determine if doxycycline (100 mg bid) will inhibit (by at least 40%) the increase in greatest transverse diameter of small abdominal aortic aneurysms (3.5-5.0 cm in men, 3.5-4.5 cm in women) over a 24-month period of observation in comparison to a placebo-treated control group.
Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Collaborator: National Institute on Aging (NIA)
- Drug: Doxycycline
- Drug: Placebo
- Patients 55 years of age or older, women post-surgical menopause or at least two years
since last menses if natural menopause.
- CT scan documented infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm with maximum transverse
diameter larger than 35 mm and no greater than 50 mm, in men, and larger than 35 mm
and no greater than 45 mm in women.
- Patients will be excluded from the study if they are unable to give their own informed
consent to participate.
- have symptoms related to abdominal aortic aneurysm.
- have other intra-abdominal vascular pathology that may require repair within 24 months
(e.g., renal artery stenosis, large iliac artery aneurysms, iliac occlusive disease,
aneurysmal involvement of the renal artery).
- have had previous abdominal aortic aneurysm repair by open surgical or endovascular
- have an active malignancy with life expectancy less than two years.
- have an allergy to tetracycline.
- are currently or have been recently treated (previous six months) with tetracycline
- they are currently taking anti-seizure medicines metabolized by pathways influenced by
doxycycline (e.g., carbamazepine, phenytoin, and barbiturates).
- stage II hypertension (patients whose blood pressure is persistently in the range of
systolic > 160 mm Hg or diastolic > 100 mm Hg despite primary physician's best effort
to achieve adequate therapy.
- have dialysis dependent renal failure or impending dialysis treatment for renal
- have a chronic infection requiring long-term (> 2 weeks) antibiotics.
- have known genetic syndromes responsible for the abdominal aortic aneurysm (e.g.,
- are under treatment with systemic immunosuppressive agents.
- could become pregnant.
- are not good candidates for clinical trial participation.
- are enrolled in another clinical trial.
Ages Eligible for Study
55 Years - N/A
Genders Eligible for Study