magoo wrote:I was confused when I heard Dr. Dake say he had found new lesions.
This computer at work is too slow to do video and I have to go by memory but it seems that Dr Dake said that "we" have seen new lesions and since most of these researchers are in contact it seems that maybe the "we" meant "we researchers" and it wasn't Dr Dake specifically who had seen the lesions?
I don't doubt people who have been treated for CCSVI are developing new lesions ...
I say that because I don't think the treatment for CCSVI has found ALL of the problems and corrected them in ALL of the people treated.
I think Dr. Dake probably did one of the more thorough jobs of treating CCSVI (granted he used stents) ... and his results have probably held up (or maybe they're just the longest) over time.
I think now that Dr. Sinan, Dr. Sclafani are starting to focus more on valves, webs, and leaflets and using larger balloons, that the results people may see will potentially be better (and last longer).
Obviously this treatment needs to be further standardized (we don't argue that) ... everyone is still learning (which is why I think stents may be too aggressive at this point - but they seem to be doing well for Dr. Dake's patients).
Give it time ... we're all going to learn a LOT more. (and so are the doctors).
Everyone's always said this isn't a one time shot ... and I feel for the people putting all their hopes going to Europe to have this done ... because I don't think they're getting the BEST possible care. But I understand if they choose to take that risk knowing that.
I agree with what Lyon said, Dr. Dake didn't necessarily mean his patients ... he was speaking of the conglomerate Dr. "we".
I think as better methodologies are used for treating CCSVI, better results will follow. I think Dr. Sclafani's new organization will go a LONG way to opening up CCSVI knowledge and facilities (throughout the US) ...
I feel for you Canadians ...