Cece wrote:Blood thinners were tested in MS in the 50s or so without results to be found.
Except the # of mistaken Hughes Syndrome patients in the MS group that might have improved from the thinners wouldn't be significant enough to show dramatic difference to the improvement rate in the placebo group. I haven't looked at the research though so I don't know how it was conducted.
But, we're really not talking about a lot of MSer's who seem to have "dramatic" improvements from venoplasty, it just could be a small minority who have Hughes. That, and the placebo portion who we know are also in there too. I hope I'm wrong.
Cece wrote:I am also not sure if the antiplatelets that are often prescribed (aspirin, plavix) would have an effect on Hughes syndrome or if only the anticoagulants (arixtra, warfarin, lovenox) would?
Hope you're right. Poland has done the most procedures - they use anti-coagulants, right?