Hey Dr. S what do you think about the early study results out of Kuwait pretty Astonishing A unbelievable remarkable go ahead rub dirty in the eyes of the Nay Sayers
CCSVI: To establish the link to M.S.
Started colour Doppler screening of neck veins
62 M.S. patients ( 32 F, 30 M)
Age group (22-57)
22 controlled group ( 15 F, 7 M)
Age (20- 59)
Dublex studies (Zamboni protocol)
Results: 62 M.S. ( 50pt , 81% positive)
22 controlled (no positive)
MRV Of neck veins
50 M.S. Patients (age, 20 – 54) Done
48 M.S. patients (96% positive)
No control group ( 50 will be enrolled)
Matched for age and sex.
Comparison of results will be made
CCSVI: Link to M.S. (Conclusion)
Our results so far shows strong link between CCSVI and M.S.
CCSVI leads to iron deposition which may trigger the inflammatory reaction leading to M.S. or at least worsen the pathology.
CCSVI may not necessary be the cause, however there is clinical relation to M.S.
CCSVI: The treatment
Pilot study. 50 pt - Started March 2010.
10 (6 F, 4 M) Volunteers with M.S.
Positive (duplex study and MRV)
Not wheel chair bound or bed redden
Sign informed consent and agree to be part of experimental study.
CCSVI: The treatment 2
Venography of neck veins and Azygos in normal breathing and Valsava maneuver
All narrowing where dilated with balloon
Patients where covered with 3000 I.U. Heparin during procedure.
Discharged next day on Clexaine, Aspirin and Warfarin
Close follow up for INR, Clinical symptoms
CCSVI: The treatment results
All successful Angioplasty with satisfactory post balloon dilatation
All patients reported improvement ( 1 month) :
Improvement or disappearance of Numbness
Loss of Fatigue and increased energy
Improvement of power (foot drop)
Improvement visual acuity (No blurred vision)
Reduced electrical sensation
Conclusion of CCSVI and Venous Angioplasty
It a prospective study
Try to stop the progression of MS ( it is not a cure)
Finally will audit our result with respect to
Radiological improvement i.e. MRI