Unruptured Aneurysms Italian Study (UAIS) background and method

Pietro Versari, Fulvio Tartara, Massimo Scerrati, Giuseppe Caroselli, Ugo Pasquini, Pasquale Ciappetta, Giacomo Vailati, Michele Occhiogrosso, Franceso Biroli, Giuseppe Bonaldi, Fabio Calbucci, Alvaro Andreoli, Marco Leopardi, Luisa Raff, Angelo Bollati, Roberto Gasparotti, Niccolò Martellotto, Giuseppe Distefano, GianPietro Pinna, Natale FrancavigliaFausto Ventura, Gilberto Orazio, Concetto Cristaudo, Vincenzo Consoli, Giovanni Nicoletti, Vincenzo Albanese, Claudio Ceccotti, Massimo Frattarelli, Franco Servadei, Anna Maria Cremonini, Angelo Taborelli, Giuseppe Corriero, Giuseppe Galli, Alessandro Morandini, Massimo Medina, Roberto Padovani, Marco Farneti, Reza Ghadirpour, Nicola DiLorenzo, Pasquale Mennonna, Francesco Ammannati, Salvatore Mangiafico, Martino Celerini, Lorenzo Paoli, GianCarlo Andrioli, Daniela Zerbi, Renato Spaziante, Antonio Pau, Francesco Stefani, Gian Luigi Zona, Lucio Castellan, GianPaolo Cantore, Gualtiero Innocenzi, Renato Galzio, Alessandro Ricci, Antonio Montinaro, Pieo Cantisani, Orazio Arena, Gian Piero Tonnarelli, Rolando Gagliardi, Lucia Benvenuti, Francesco Tomasello, Sebastiano Paterniti, Giuseppe Trincia, Carlo Conti, Giovanni Broggi, Sergio Giombini, Carlo Lazzaro Solero, Carlo Marras, Carlo Todaro, Elisa Ciceri, Maurizio Fornari, Antonio DeSantis, Andrea Cardia, Alessandro Ortolina, Riccardo Rodriguez, Paolo Gaetani, Massimo Collice, Giuseppe D'Aliberti, Giuseppe Talamonti, Alessando LaCamera, Edoardo Boccardi, Roberto Villani, SergioMaria Gaini, Giovanni Miserocchi, Vincenzo Branca, Massimo Giovanelli, Marco Cenzato, Giuseppe Scotti, Antonio Merli, Paolo Piazza, Erik Sganzerla, Giovanni Profeta, Biagio Daniele, Roberto Monsignore, Fernando Cioffi, Michele Rotondo, Massimo Natale, Enrico DeDivitiis, Francesco Maiuri, Franceso Briganti, Antonio Franco, Renato Apolito, L. Delehaye, C. Sossio, Carlo Bellotti, Pier Giorgio Car, F. Benvenuto, Renato Scienza, Silvia Berlucchi, Giacomo Pavesi, D. Fiore, Filippo LaSeta, Felice Filizzolo, Ettore Fiumara, Silvana Tumbiolo, Eugenio Benericetti, Alessandro Sacchelli, Cesare Arienta, Federico Zappoli, Pio Buoncristiani, Roberto Buonaguidi, Enrico Bianchini, Massimiliano Boccardo, Valtero Valsania, Lorenzo Bruzzone, Ligure Rinaldo Cantini, Franco Marconi, Giuliano Franceso Parenti, Gaetano Liberti, Paolo Severino, Alberto Delitala, Enrico Cotroneo, Giovanni Gazzeri, Dario Fiume, Stefano Esposito, Umberto Agrillo, Carmelo Sidoti, Giulio Maira, Andrea Vignati, Enrico Marchese, Roberto Delfini, Giulio Guidetti, Paolo Bufatti, Giovanni Strabella, Vincenzo D'Angelo, Vincenzo Monte, Francesco Florio, Giuseppe Olivieri, Lucio Palma, Elena Serchi, Romero Fontana, Maurizio Resta, Giuliano Faccani, Corrado Musso, Alessandro Ducati, Giovanni Boris Bradac, Pierluigi Longatti, Leonello Tacconi, Miran Skrap, Nicola Nicassio, Guido Graziussi, Nicola Migliaccio, Adriana Puglisi, Giustino Tomei, Nicoletta Bonfanti, Antonio Tabano, Albino Bricolo, Alberto Pasqualin, Alberto Beltramello, Federico Colombo, Francesco Causin, Stefano Perini

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Abstract

Treatment of unruptured cerebral aneurysms still represents an unsettled question in neurosurgical and neuroradiological communities. Although nowadays the indication for treatment have become relatively clear, indeed uncertainity remains for what concerns the proper treatment modality (surgical or endovascular) in terms of both the risk and the mid and long-term efficacy of the two procedures. The "Unruptured Aneurysms Italian Study" is a cooperative prospective study which aims to delineate the "State of the Art" in a nation based population. It has been designed: 1) to depict the nationwide modality of treatment of Unruptured Aneurysms, 2) to assess in the most objective way the overall treatment-related mortality and morbidity as well as the surgical and endovascular risk in the respective patient populations (it is not a surgical versus endovascular study) and 3) to asses the efficacy of the different procedures in the mid and long term periods. The study started on June 2003 and to June 2006, 637 patients have been enrolled. The study will end when the 1000th patient is enrolled.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-100
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neurosurgical Sciences
Volume50
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006

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Keywords

  • Cerebral aneurysms
  • Embolization
  • Endovascular surgical procedures
  • Surgical clipping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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Versari, P., Tartara, F., Scerrati, M., Caroselli, G., Pasquini, U., Ciappetta, P., Vailati, G., Occhiogrosso, M., Biroli, F., Bonaldi, G., Calbucci, F., Andreoli, A., Leopardi, M., Raff, L., Bollati, A., Gasparotti, R., Martellotto, N., Distefano, G., Pinna, G., ... Perini, S. (2006). Unruptured Aneurysms Italian Study (UAIS) background and method. Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences, 50(4), 95-100.