As soon as the sites are ready, their contact information will be posted
Cece wrote:David, this is a registry, not an experimental study.
David1949 wrote:Cece wrote:David, this is a registry, not an experimental study.
Cece I don't like to disagree with you because the last time I did you were right.
But as I understand it, the registry is a list of medical facilities that will participate in the study. Hubbard's website says:
"This is a multi-center registry of CCSVI Testing and Treatment at interventional radiologist facilities all around the country. In this new Registry study, qualified IR may participate if they abide by the protocol that requires objective testing by an outside MRI facility and clinical and MRI evaluations for restenosis or disease progression at 6 and 12 months after treatment. Any treating physician may refer his/her patient with suspected CCSVI, including but not limited to MS. After informed consent is obtained by the participating IR center, the patient is referred to a nearby MRI facility for the Haacke Protocol which will be reviewed by Magnetic Resonance Innovations, Inc. If positive, the IR will perform catheter angiography and if appropriate venoplasty . The patients will be evaluated before and at 6 and 12 months by MRI and disability ratings."
So part of the intent is to provide Liberation treatment at local providers around the country and part of the intent is to show that Liberation either works or not. But I think the later part will require a control group that gets a placebo. Otherwise there is nothing with which to compare the success rate. Possibly they could use the placebo results from the many drug tests done in the past if they aren't proprietary.
OK now shoot me down ... again.
ppicklee wrote:Thanks Cece for posting this! BC Canada ? ? How wonderful and how exciting! Fabulous!! let's keep the ball rolling.
Pleeease no disqualifications, we want 'em all!!!As soon as a site disqualifies, they will be removed.
Of local interest to me, thank you to whoever mentioned there were more up: now there is not just a Minneapolis but a St. Paul and an Eau Claire, WI as well! (That's less than a 2 hour drive.) Three sites within spitting distance!!!
Cece wrote:How does that work, if a Canadian center gets involved? Is it that it must be a for-profit clinic?
garyak wrote:Dr. Hubbard felt that in a few weeks that he will have a handful of clinics up and running. I got the feeling that he was welcoming any and all IRs into the IRB. He also said that his website has had over 20,000 hits in the last week or so since he announced the national IRB program. He also said False Creek in Vancouver Canada has an IR lined up and are hoping to get in on this IRB.
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