Dr Andrews lecture on CCSVI

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Dr Andrews lecture on CCSVI

Postby TMrox » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:20 pm

Dr Andrews (an IR) has delivered a fantastic lecture on what causes MS, its correlation to CCSVI, the impact of treating CCSVI and whether docs should treat now CCSVI.

This is my favourite lecture on CCSVI:

Part 1 (here he details the effects of treating CCSVI):
http://www.youtube.com/user/IRtopics#p/ ... AlbdW2aiYs

Part 2 (here he details on what causes MS and CCSVI):
http://www.youtube.com/user/IRtopics#p/ ... OzSe5cw_Io
Diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis in December 2008. Inflammatory demyelination of the spinal cord (c3-c5). No MS, but still CCSVI.
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Postby tzootsi » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:44 pm

Thanks for finding this. I agree, this is one of the best CCSVI lectures I've seen to date.
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Postby Asher » Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:45 am

If I were an IR, this is precisely what I would want to say. A well balanced and realistic p.o.v.. Thank you!
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Postby MegansMom » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:33 am

This guy breathes a breath of fresh air and a reality check to those inquiring about CCSVI Bravo Dr Andrews !
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Postby SandyK » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:42 pm

Yay Seattle! I'm close to the top of his waiting list. I just emailed Albany and canceled my appointment with them. Seattle is just a ferry ride for me.
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Postby Ruthless67 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:51 pm

What a wonderful day for CCSVI, first I watched Dr. Andrews presentation then I read cheerleader's post about the Hubbard Foundation's Multi-Center Registry for IR's.

I fell warm all over, lol
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Postby CCSVIAnaMaria » Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:04 am

Loved the presentation! Fantastic! Agree 100% with Dr. Andrew!
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Postby shonaa » Mon May 30, 2011 4:59 pm

I am in Bellevue, WA (very near to Seattle), I have MS for past couple of years. I am interested in this treatment.. does anyone has any feedback regarding it ? Any contact information to meet Dr. Andrews ?
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Postby Cece » Mon May 30, 2011 5:12 pm

Dr. Torrance Andrews has a website: www.seattleveinclinic.com/about.shtml

Dr. McGuckin also treats in Seattle, iirc.
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Thank you Cece

Postby shonaa » Mon May 30, 2011 6:41 pm

Thanks a ton Cece, I am going to try it now.. will keep posted with my experience :D
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Postby zinamaria » Mon May 30, 2011 9:31 pm

This is encouraging. A sane voice, like the other sane doctors we know of, and he is thorough and reasonable, said so much that is needed, and needs to be heard.

My only personal issue is in the etymology of the word Liberation, and how it has been misconstrued, because it is a loaded word (which we have discussed here at Tims) but it is unfair to Zamboni and Salvi to suggest that the origin of the naming of the procedure was to suggest that those of us with MS are being liberated from the disease.
Zamboni told me himself, when I was treated by Salvi in 09 in Italy, where we lived for three years, that the naming of the procedure came from hearing Salvi use the word in relation to the 'liberation' of blodd flow, and Zamboni liked this and so he named it The Liberation Procedure.

Never did Zamboni suggest this is a 'cure' for MS, which is what is implied by suggesting that the procedure was named this because it would 'liberate' us from MS.
I just think it's very important not to misconstrue why Zamboni named it as such, but it is clear that the renaming of the procedure simply to angioplasty is important because of the way those of us with MS started to use the word, again, not with the same intention it was initially used.

I am sure Zamboni would not want to hear that people think he named the procedure the Liberation as if this would liberate us from MS.
So I certainly don't mind using the medical term of angioplasty, but I am discouraged to hear Andrew's speak of it as if he himself does not realize that this was not how it originated.

Otherwise, he is a wonderfully clear doctor, and I am so happy to have seen him speak for CCSVI!! Thanks for posting.

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Postby MrSuccess » Mon May 30, 2011 9:51 pm

has Dr. Andrews attended any recent or past gatherings of CCSVI health professionals ?

Another well spoken CCSVI health professional.

I really liked the comment about ...... the procedure ..... is low cost.

But no numbers given .

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Few doubts

Postby shonaa » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:51 pm

Hello zinamaria and All,

I have one major doubt that does it require to repeat the procedure after few months or so ?
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Postby shonaa » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:22 pm

Also anyone knows how it goes with Primary Progressive MS ?
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