Rokkit wrote:Am I missing something, or is this thing sheer genius?
This study 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 Haacke’s institute although the details will have to worked out at each site. If this proceeds, smoothly Dr. Haacke will not need to obtain his own separate IRB which to date has proved difficult at Wayne State because of the opposition of the neurologists there. 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.
CCSVI Registry Sites
Interventional radiology sites pending. Hubbard Foundation, sponsor of Multi-center Registry for CCSVI Testing and Treatment. Number of sites enrolling patients: none. As soon as the sites are ready, their contact information will be posted
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