Vonna wrote:Like everyone else, I am very excited about this wonderful news.
I also wondered what the new treatment might be.
Surely it won't be a medication designed to open up the veins. One that we must take the rest of our lives, with high cost and side effects. Surely.
I don't expect this, but I did wonder what other treatment there might be.
A better, and more hopeful guess it that they will be using some other material to hold the vein open.
Thinners were tried long ago with marginal success if any
Z. Böszörményi (Neuropsychiatric-university-clinic, Budapest, 1950): New therapeutic trials of disseminated sclerosis. From among 36 patients suffering from disseminated sclerosis after dicumarin-treatment the condition of 10 patiens has shown moderate improvement, in 7 cases the improvement was doubtful, 14 remained unchanged and 5 showed marked deterioration. The validity of these results is made uncertain by the short duration of treatment (3–12 weeks) the drugs having been given in too small doses in some cases, while in others dicumarin was given together with other therapy. In one of the deteriorated cases, which nearly ended lethally, the danger of administering dicumarin in the presence of pontobulbar foci was shown. 10–10 patients have been given myanesin resp. relaxil, with an only temporary effect on the neurological picture and with an also transitory euphoria, but the findings seem to prove that the main point of effect is localised to the cerebrum. Parpanit has been given to 5 patients for 2–6 months, with but a little diminution of spasticity, and in 2 cases of the intentional tremor; of greatest value was the euphorizing effect of the drug which might have been due to the presence of subclinical frontomesencephalic foci. While dicumarin cannot be recommended as a therapy for disseminated sclerosis the other 2 drugs may be applied owing to their possible symptomatic ameliorating effects.
I wonder what the different treatment is????? Any guesses?
cheerleader is just the wife of a person with MS. But this site and the CCSVI facebook page, and her contacts with Dr Dake and her contacts with Dr Zamboni, and "The Liberation Procedure" documentary... all these are ultimately due to cheer's efforts. It is cheer who read Dr Zamboni's 2008 paper and started the search here in the USA. We owe a lot to her. She and her husband should be in the audience when Dr Zamboni receives the Nobel Prize for Medicine !!!
Vonna wrote:However, applying heat does help! Heat thins the blood, not in the entire body, but just to the specific area.
happy_canuck wrote:UBC is only talking of doing angioplasty surgeries and, with a double-blind study, they will need to fake that part too. I would hate to be the one in the control group thinking they are ballooning my veins when all they are doing is going in and taking a look. Usually these studies offer treatment to everyone who participated at the conclusion of the study, but it still would be miserable to find out I hadn't been treated.