CBC: More Research Needed in MS Battle.

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Postby scorpion » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:45 am

Blaze wrote:
scorpion wrote:
Blaze wrote:And Dr. Sandy McDonald, a Canadian vascular surgeon and a strong proponent of CCSVI has, for months, been trying to secure funding and approval for a randomized, double blind trial.

He has a team in place of interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons and neurologists.

We need to let Dr. McDonald get on with the research--SOON!


Do you know of any randomized, double blind trials that are occuring now?


Scorpion: There are no randomized double blind trials in Canada now--or even any clinical trials.

I think Dr. Mehta's trial in Albany is randomized and double blind and possibly Dr. Siskin is starting one. Someone else may have more details relating to this.


Thanks Blaze. Concerned good point. All that money that is being spent on treatment should be reason enough to move things along at a quicker pace.
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Postby Blaze » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:24 am

Scorpion: Here is a link to info about Dr. Mehta's randomized double blind trial.

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT0 ... svi&rank=1

This was posted by HappyPoet in September:

http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-13525-mehta.html
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Postby Mathd » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:59 pm

in the article:

A Charlottetown woman who saw some success with an experimental stem-cell treatment for multiple sclerosis would like to see more research done on the controversial liberation therapy.


and

Nabuurs said even if her MS wasn't in remission she would not get liberation therapy. She feels it's too risky going to another country for treatment, where patients don't know the quality of medical practices and there's a language barrier.


it make it sound like Stem cells is safer than ccsvi procedure.
the point is that even if we dont know all the risks of CCSVI procedure because no studies has been done and because it's too early

the stem cells terapy's risk are not well known too and at this time, they are way more severe than the CCSVI risk we know now...


anyway, it's only a article, some are better than others, but at the end it's good to have the spotligth on MS...
(sorry if it's not clear, but english is my second language...)
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