Neurointerventional

ARUBA - A Randomized Trial of Unruptured Brain Arteriovenous Malformations
  • The ARUBA study is a clinical trial to find out better ways of caring for people discovered to have an unbled arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in the brain. This international, multi-center study will help us understand which treatments best decrease the risk of subsequent hemorrhage and lead to better long-term outcomes. Additionally, the study will compare the impact of medical management to interventional therapy with respect to adverse events, quality of life, and cost.
  • Patients in the ARUBA study will be randomized to receive either state-of-the-art medical management or interventional management which could include: endovascular procedures, neurosurgery, and radiotherapy (gamma knife), alone or in combination, which can be offered through the Providence Brain and Spine Institute.

Principal investigator: Vivek Deshmukh, M.D.
Sponsors: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and Columbia University
For more information, please call Monica Rodriguez, RN, at 503 216-1190.

Neuroform:  Neuroform Microdelivery Stent for Brain Aneurysm

  • The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of the Neuroform Microdelivery Stent for the treatment of brain aneurysms that are considered too difficult to treat with standard surgery or endovascular coiling in the aneurysm alone  
Principal investigator: Vivek Deshmukh, MD
Sponsor:  Boston Scientific for Stryker, Inc.
For more information, call Monica rodriguez, RN, at 503 216-1190.

Wingspan:  Consent form for the Use of the Wingspan Stent System and Gateway PTA Balloon Catheter, a Humanitarian Use Device.
  • The purpose of this study is to test the use of the Wingspan Stent System with Gateway PTA Balloon Catheter in patients diagnosed with a 50% or greater blockage of an artery in the brain, wherer standard treatments have not been effective
Principal investigator: Vivek Deshmukh, M.D.
Sponsor: Boston Scientific SMART
For more information, please call Monica Rodriguez, RN, at 503 216-1190.

Enterprise:  Use of the CODMAN ENTERPRISE Vascular Reconstruction Device and Delivery System
  • The purpose of this study is to test the use of The CODMAN ENTERPRISE device product that may be of benefit in treating brain aneurysms with a wide neck (opening) that are considered too difficult to treat with standard treatments
Principal Investigator: Vivek Deshmukh, M.D.
Sponsor: CODMAN Neurovascular, Inc.
For more information, please call Monica Rodriguez, RN, at 503 216-1190.