skincoll wrote:Man I hate to be the one to point out what I think is the obvious, but the pharmaceutical industry, including its drug pushing doctors, does not want to see one of its major cash cows (MS, a multi-billion dollar market) die a death as a result of it being exposed as a simple venous issue that can easily be solved. I mean we're talking about a very well established and extremely powerful industry here. You should google Rockefeller's 1915 Flexner report if you're not already au fait with that. Don't wait for the powers that be to help you. They won't. We all have to try to stand on your own two feet here, do our own research, and take our own chances. I am very sure we won't see a mainstream embrace of this procedure. Sad, but I think true.
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MrSuccess wrote:marc - BIG difference between putting a drug in your body v. a medical device .
And that's why CCSVI is causing such a fuss.
The medical devices are a one time [ stent ] event.
The ms drugs are forever.
It's not rocket science ...... deciding which path to take .......
Rokkit wrote:Good grief, something has to give. If the venous obstructions of CCSVI exist, and if they are highly correlated to pwMS, it can't possibly be that hard to demonstrate convincingly to the reasonable scientific community. We're not talking about obscure microbiological phenomena within cells and molecules, we're talking about obstructions a layperson like me can plainly see on a venogram.
Where is the large scale venogram study complete with pwMS, controls, diagnosticians blinded to diagnosis, the works? It can't be that hard. We have got to have something that can lay waste to all this doppler/ultrasound nitpicking. I'm getting frustrated and I don't get why something isn't published or even rumored to be in the works. Forget in the works. I want it published. Today.
A lot of R&D is needed; nearly all stents have been developed for use in arteries, not veins for example. Maybe something specifically designed for he dynamics of veins is needed? A stent which is bio-absorb-able over time so it avoids the thrombus problems?
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