Interventional Endovascular Management of Chronic Cerebrospi

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Interventional Endovascular Management of Chronic Cerebrospi

Postby sbr487 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:24 am

Not sure if this was posted already: ... t_JVIR.pdf

Lot of good observations (and some well deserved snub to existing "stakeholders")

Despite the use of current therapies that aim to reduce inflammation, interrupt specific components of the immune system, or prevent neurodegeneration, most patients with MS exhibit a disease course that includes periodic acute relapses that initially resolve but eventually lead to significant clinical deterioration and disability (11–14). Existing MS therapies can also cause disabling side effects that can lead to additional morbidity, precluding the use of such therapies in many patients (14). Therefore, new innovative therapies for MS are urgently required.

SIR recognizes that patients with MS constitute a particularly vulnerable
population, whose safety must be protected as new therapeutic
approaches are evaluated.

At present, SIR considers the published
literature to be inconclusive on whether CCSVI is a clinically
important factor in the development and/or progression of MS,
and on whether balloon angioplasty and/or stent placement are
clinically effective in patients with MS.
A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it
- Max Planck
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Postby Cece » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:41 am

Is this the SIR position statement? If it's the same, it came out two weeks ago. I agree, it's great news. It also might encourage some on-the-fence IRs to get in the game.
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Postby cheerleader » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:42 am

Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09
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