NeuroPoint-SD: A Lumbar Spinal Disorders Study
The NeuroPoint Spinal Disorders (NeuroPoint-SD) project conducted comparative effectiveness research for the surgical treatment of lumbar spinal disorders.
The specific goals of the NeuroPoint-SD were to:
- Establish a multi-center cooperative group that demonstrates 80 percent surgeon compliance in collecting one-year outcomes data for the surgical treatment of lumbar spinal disorders; and
- Demonstrate the clinical effectiveness of two common lower back procedures: lumbar discectomy and lumbar spinal fusion.
NeuroPoint-SD completed enrollment of 199 patients from 13 sites. Overall compliance was 94 percent, surpassing the original goal by 14 percent. NeuroPoint-SD demonstrated durable effectiveness of lumbar discectomy and single-level lumbar fusion for spondylolisthesis.
- How to predict return to work after lumbar discectomy: answers from the NeuroPoint-SD registry
Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine | August 2016
- Predictive value of 3-month lumbar discectomy outcomes in the NeuroPoint-SD Registry
Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine | October 2015
- Cost-effectiveness of lumbar discectomy and single-level fusion for spondylolisthesis: experience with the NeuroPoint-SD registry
Neurosurgical Focus | June 2014
The NPA chose Outcome Sciences, Inc. to provide the highest level of database infrastructure for NeuroPoint-SD. NeuroPoint-SD was funded by a grant from the AANS/CNS Section on Spine and Peripheral Nerves and the Wallace Foundation.
For questions about the NeuroPoint-SD project, contact NPA.