Advances in determining abdominal aortic aneurysm size and growth
Nikolaos Kontopodis, Stella Lioudaki, Dimitrios Pantidis, George Papadopoulos, Christos V Ioannou, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Crete Medical School, 71100 Heraklion, Greece
Efstratios Georgakarakos, Department of Vascular Surgery, Democritus University of Thrace, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis, 68100 Alexandroupolis, Greece
Author contributions: Kontopodis N conceived the subject and wrote the article; Lioudaki S collected data and critically revised paper; Pantidis D collected data and summarized evidence in Tables; Papadopoulos G collected data and designed images; Georgakarakos E and Ioannou CV had the overall responsibility, revised manuscript and gave final approval for submission.
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Correspondence to: Christos V Ioannou, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Head of Vascular Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University of Crete Medical School, PO Box 1352, 71110 Heraklion, Greece. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: June 6, 2015
Peer-review started: June 7, 2015
First decision: August 16, 2015
Revised: September 6, 2015
Accepted: December 17, 2015
Article in press: December 18, 2015
Published online: February 28, 2016