Dr. Sclafani interview from Italy...

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Dr. Sclafani interview from Italy...

Postby cheerleader » Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:10 pm

for the fans of rock star, Dr. S---

here's a recording of his interview in Ferrara, Italy. Scroll down to mid-page...Dr. S speaks in his native tongue, and is translated into Italian :)


Nice mention of the ever-persistent BestadMom
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Postby HappyPoet » Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:33 pm

Wonderful presentation!

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Postby LR1234 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:48 pm

Thank-you Dr Sclafani:) (and Cheerleader too, nearly forgot about you!)
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Postby blossom » Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:59 pm

thanks cheerleader. now i can put a face to this great doctor. wish we could clone these doctors like him and the other ccsvi doctors.
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Postby Donnchadh » Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:44 pm


What follows is an excerpt from the article and translated by Google so it is a rough translation.

From Brooklyn also spoke Scaflani Savior, interventional radiologist within the same university, with 40 years of experience, has said no to retirement, finding passion in CCSVI most of his professional life.

Has already "liberated" 20 patients through the procedure of balloon bulging veins free the obstruction.

He opened a forum on ThisisMS.com, where he answers questions from patients, which, he says: "Too often know nothing, believe that intervention is in the arteries rather than veins, infections or even fear of dying. "

Tell however, many patients authoritative, participating in every way in research, surveys and information dissemination.

Its qualities enable the radiologist as anyone else to discover, even in the most obscure, narrowing the veins that are hidden in images of the plates.
Are based on what percentage of patients obtained CCSVI in multiple sclerosis.

If those who carry out the checks is not sufficiently prepared, the invalidity or decrease the accuracy of the research did not see the obstruction: so much so that some studies report a 60% of patients with obstructed veins at the front of the other touching 90.100 %, in short, explains Scaflani, it takes the "art of interpretation", or venous malformations sometimes beyond.
Kitty says, "Take that, you stenosis!"

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Postby ozarkcanoer » Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:48 pm

I was very moved by Dr Sclafani's presentation. Especially by the last part where he describes his interaction with ThisIsMs people. It almost made me want to cry when he said that he was thinking about retiring next year but he decided not to because of us, all of us with MS and all of us with CCSVI. And it sounds like he just might have IRB approval. I want to give a big hug to bestadmom for finding him : ((((bestadmom)))) !!!

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Postby Trish317 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:21 pm

Am I the only one who noticed that our dear doctor's first name translated into English is "Savior"?
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Postby Cece » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:26 pm

ozarkcanoer wrote:And it sounds like he just might have IRB approval.

He sounded optimistic, but it wasn't for certain...he said something like this: I got approval last night. Maybe. I don't know yet.
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Postby bestadmom » Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:29 pm

Thanks for the hug OC! He's my rock star. If Mick Jagger can still rock after 40 years, so can Dr. S.
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