RESULTS: Thirty patients (46.9%) converted to CDMS.
Shayk wrote:As I understand it, this was at 2-4 years after the initial CIS diagnosis. More to think about.
Billmeik wrote:wow this is amazingly good news. So 80% of clinically definite MS patients have ccsvi? Wow.
√The researchers also found fewer cases of CCSVI in patients who had experienced a single MS attack, called clinically isolated syndrome, compared to those with more advanced symptoms of the disease -38 per cent versus about 80 per cent.
Zivadinov, head of the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center at Buffalo General Hospital, said this suggests CCSVI could be linked to progression of MS. But he conceded his data do not offer proof of progression because the study looked at individual patients at only one point in time. A subsequent study is planned that would follow patients over time to see if venous insufficiency advances as their disease worsens.
He said more in-depth results from the current study will be presented in April at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in Toronto. Phase 2 of the study will examine extracranial veins in another 500 people using more advanced diagnostic tools.
scorpion wrote:I think you guys have finally done it!!!! You have found a way to manipulate the Buffalo data to meet your expectations of the study!! Why wasn't Zamboni's original study put through this level of scrutiny? The Buffalo study seems to point to some connection between CCSVI and MS but that is all. Further studies will shed more light on CCSVI's relationship to MS but until then we have what has been dealt to us. I am sorry guys but the Zamboni study which began "the movement" is 10x as flawed as the Buffalo study.
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