PhD defence A.J. (Anna) Alberga

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Treatment Outcomes in the Netherlands
Prof.dr. H.J.M. Verhagen
Dr. J.J. Wever
Dr. J.L. de Bruin
Tuesday 3 Oct 2023, 13:00 - 14:30
PhD defence
Senate Hall
Erasmus Building
Campus Woudestein
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A.J. Alberga will defend her PhD dissertation on Tuesday 3 October 2023, entitled: ’Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Treatment Outcomes in the Netherlands‘.


Below is a brief summary of the dissertation:

Aortic aneurysm repair is the most effective treatment option for patients with either an intact (non-ruptured) aneurysm or a ruptured aneurysm. In 2013, the Dutch Surgical Aneurysm Audit (DSAA) was established to monitor and improve the actual quality of Dutch aneurysm care. In this thesis, it is evaluated whether treatment outcomes of abdominal aortic aneurysm care have improved since the introduction of the DSAA. Also, the outcomes of octogenarians following abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in both intact and ruptured setting are examined. Moreover, the nationwide outcomes following complex EVAR are described, including an association between hospital volume and perioperative mortality, and new opportunities for feedback and outcome measurement are discussed..

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The public defence will begin exactly at 13.00 hrs. The doors will be closed once the public defence starts, latecomers may be able to watch on the screen outside. There is no possibility of entrance during the first part of the ceremony. Due to the solemn nature of the ceremony, we recommend that you do not take children under the age of 6 to the first part of the ceremony.

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