thanks for looking it up '
√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.
you know there is another possibility. Rather than showing progression of the ccsvi, the fact that worse ccsvi means worse ms, could mean that the congenital ccsvi you've always had (and never changes if the vascular guys are right) can predict how bad your MS will be. This is huge for diagnostics.
Really it's a good one for people with bad MS to hope for because the ccsvi can probably be fixed, so for a change, the worse the ms the more of a change you should feel when the ccsvi is corrected?