lionheart wrote:Because if we are ballooned, put stents into, etc but still go on with the interferon...what would be the point? We'd never know whether the halt of the progress (hoping there's such) is due to the procedure or the regular treatment.
Lionheart, because the MS treatments out there only slow MS progression, and do not halt it, a complete stop to progress (especially done on a large scale, and over time) is completely unprecedented regardless of what drugs anyone is taking. The larger the scale (more people/more studies we have going at once), the less time we need. After having their veins opened, 100% of the MS patients stopped progressing EXCEPT when their veins re-stenosed. Every single person who had further MS progression in the 2-3 yrs since the procedure also had re-narrowing. “Open veins” and “no progression” were perfectly correlated in over 300 people of all types of MS. In terms of odds (not medicine, just straight-up betting odds), this is incredibly significant.