No consensus yet on CCSVI/MS theory

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No consensus yet on CCSVI/MS theory

Postby MSUK » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:45 am


Neurologists and endovascular interventionalists may be edging closer to agreement on how to evaluate the controversial vascular theory of multiple sclerosis, but important gaps still appear to divide the two groups.

That was the upshot of a panel discussion held here Monday at the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET), featuring the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's (NMSS) chief medical officer -- a neurologist -- along with several representatives of the interventional community and a patient advocate for more aggressive study of the theory.

Like North and South Korea glaring at each other across the demilitarized zone, relations between neurologists and endovascular interventionalists have become tense over the theory that obstructions in the jugular vein disrupt blood outflow in the brain, leading to the nervous-system inflammation characteristic of MS. ... Read More - ... ageid/2954
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Postby Leonard » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:24 am

They won't get the puzzle together because they still miss one essential piece. Besides the neurological and the vascular dimension, the nutritional/glucose part is important. Therefore, they need to take account of yet another discipline, that of endrocrinologists/diabetes specialists. Further details on:
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