Several manuscripts have now been published based on the SWAN study. You can view all published papers below.


Paper 1: Ulug P, Powell JT, Sweeting MJ, Bown MJ, Thompson SG, SWAN collaborative group. Meta-analysis of the current prevalence of screen-detected abdominal aortic aneurysm in women. Br J Surg 2016;103:1097–104.

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Paper 2: Ulug P, Sweeting MJ, von Allmen RS, Thompson SG, Powell JT, SWAN collaborators. Morphological suitability for endovascular repair, non-intervention rates, and operative mortality in women and men assessed for intact abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: systematic reviews with meta-analysis. Lancet 2017;389:2482–91.

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Paper 3: Glover MJ, Jones E, Masconi KL, Sweeting MJ, Thompson SG; SWAN collaborative group. Discrete event simulation for decision modelling in health care: lessons from abdominal aortic aneurysm screening. Med Decis Mak 2018;38:439–51.

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Paper 4: Sweeting MJ, Masconi KL, Jones E, Ulug P, Matthew J Glover, Jonathan A Michaels, Matthew J Bown, Janet T Powell, Simon G Thompson. Analysis of clinical benefit, harms, and cost-effectiveness of screening women for abdominal aortic aneurysm. Lancet 2018; 392:487-495.


This is a link to the full report of the study:


The video below also describes the findings of the study (July 2018).