CureIous wrote:Thanks for the share. Talk about something that can possibly tie up the loose ends. Fascinating.
Something struck me as I was driving to work thinking about this, doesn't this presume that stenosis exists prior to immune system involvement, and if so, what about the early MS'ers without identifiable stenosis? Perhaps it starts with the valves, which haven't been on the radar as long as physically identifiable stenotic veins due to imaging shortcomings?
Myself, I'd like to see very early MS'ers and CIS'ers imaged inside and out and around again, IVUS, Trans Doppler, the works. Of course we know there's been ample CIS'ers already identified as CCSVI and treated, so hopefully more aggressive, early scanning will be the wave of the future. Then we can rename CCSVI to NOD (Nitrous Oxide Diffusion) or something like that, and keep MS strictly for straight immune system malfunction, should their NOD and/or ATP numbers indicate no particular involvment of those factors. Maybe start the NOD society or something.
RRMS Dx'd 2007, first episode 2004. Bilateral stent placement, 3 on left, 1 stent on right, at Stanford August 2009. Watch my operation video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwc6QlLVtko
, Virtually symptom free since, no relap