Projects: EC-IC Bypass Study

Extracranial-Intracranial (EC-IC)

Arterial Bypass Registry

The EC-IC Bypass Study is a prospective registry evaluating EC-IC bypass for carotid occlusion with persistent or unstable symptoms failing medical management. The study is accruing 80 patients from 11 centers, over 3 years with 24-month follow-up. Funds for the project were donated by a patient and matched by the Wallace Foundation. The NPA has partnered with Acesis, Inc. for data collection. Acesis, Inc. is a health information technology group based in San Francisco. The Wallace Foundation has also committed funds for the development of a follow-up project, assessing mechanisms to facilitate data transfer from the EMR to the QOD.

“This study is an example of how the NeuroPoint Alliance facilitates multi-center clinical research in neurosurgery. We are beginning to tap the power of prospective, audited registries as tools for conducting clinical research that will refine our operative indications and improve the quality of care for our patients,” commented Robert Harbaugh, MD, FAANS. Dr. Harbaugh is the current chair of the NeuroPoint Alliance (NPA) and served as the 2014-15 president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).