ccsvi article on medscape

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ccsvi article on medscape

Postby msmything » Sat May 07, 2011 9:53 am

From Medscape Medical News > Neurology
CCSVI May Be the Result, Not the Cause of MS

I tried to find a link to just send this along, but I don't think that Medscape lets you do that..

BUT...medscape is free to join, and once in can choose which topics you want to be notified of..

This study was actually done last year, and will be publushed in Julys issue of neurology.
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Postby Stacemeh » Sat May 07, 2011 12:43 pm

Is this the article?
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/742238

The thing I find interesting about this is, if the below which is quoted from the MS Society of Canada's web page is true...

"Most people (about 80-85%) are diagnosed with the relapsing-remitting form of MS. Over time, from 50 to 70 % of people originally diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS will convert to secondary progressive MS, and will slowly accumulate disability. The remaining number however may have a very mild course continuing with only occasional relapses, generally good recovery, and only minor neurological disturbances accumulating for long periods of time."

Other than saying it is not clearly causitive, would not Dr Zivadinov's work also support the idea that people with more severe vein abnormality might be more likely to develop a more severe form of MS?

Afterall, this study only gives a picture of a group of people at one point (or day) in their lives. It can not tell us what the veins of any of them looked like 20 years or even 20 weeks before the study was completed.

Interesting
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Postby msmything » Sat May 07, 2011 5:06 pm

To be honest, I left the article to read when I got home from work, I'm leaving now..Duh, that's why I couldn't forward the article, we're very restricted.

The strange thing that I think of is that when I was admitted to the ER with the SX that led to diagnosis, the MRI they did also included an MRA from the neck up. Was that not the case with most folks? My neuro got a good picture of my carotids right off.

Is that not common?
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Postby msmything » Sat May 07, 2011 5:08 pm

OH, and which ninja turtle is that?
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Postby Stacemeh » Sun May 08, 2011 9:04 pm

Hmm, I wonder, I never had an MRA.

Anyway it would be Raphael going by the red scarf. (I just thought he was cute.) :D

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Postby msmything » Mon May 09, 2011 4:05 am

Thanks, I could never keep my ninja turtles straight....

Yes, I presented to the ER with the worst headache of my life, I work at a hospital, so some of my buddies did a quick neuro exam...and some of the ms stuff must have looked like a possible stroke...so the doc ordered a CT which read MS. On a CT....but then he ordered an mri/mra with and without contrast, and I got to see the spaghetti of my circulation in my neck/brain...I sent it out as a chistmas card.! (just kidding)
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