cheerleader wrote: Really, all this study says is that if you have MS and diabetes or heart disease....you're going to be worse off. Which really isn't rocket science...but they got some money to study it.
cheerleader wrote:This study was conducted over the last five years, don't think these doctors were looking at Dr. Zamboni's work at all.
They were specifically looking at "comorbidity"- an unrelated disease which occurs with another disease. So, right off the bat, the docs are saying that MS and vascular disorders are not related. What they found was that MS patients who also had vascular disease had much higher rates of disabilities.
They considered the following diseases as vascular in nature:
Association of one or more vascular comorbidities (diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, hypercholesterolemia)
All this being said, I don't see any correlation to Dr. Zamboni's work--the vascular diseases they were looking at had a similar percentage in normal population. Really, all this study says is that if you have MS and diabetes or heart disease....you're going to be worse off. Which really isn't rocket science...but they got some money to study it.
Yes, but it is important because they say that vascular comorbidity is dangerous in MS patients, and CCSVI is a vascular condition. Therefore this article offers some support to fix any vein with stenosis.
se1956 wrote:The result is, there is a correlation between vascular conditions and the progression speed of MS.
So, may be CCSVI is a vascular condition, that has a strong impact on the progression.
Therefore I think cheerleader in this case you are wrong. The results of this study are important.
The first set of images in this section is
composed of three images which are chosen to represent the arterial phase, the early venous
phase and then a late venous phase. The arterial phase will only show the major arteries
including common carotid arteries, internal carotid arteries, vertebral arteries and major cerebral
arteries. This method has been used in clinics for many years to image disease on the arterial
side, such as artherosclerosis and stenoses of the arteries. Usually the later phases are
discarded since the venous side was not considered as relevant.
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