Donnchadh wrote:Like what Cece said, there has been tremendous improvements in treatment as knowledge of this beast (CCSVI) has been gained.
The truth is is that patients are still falling into the 1/3 – 1/3 – 1/3 grouping that they were a year ago. Patients are still unable to maintain their improvements for more than a few months. Sure there are exceptions, but statistically, very little has changed in the past year.
Cece wrote:The very first of Dr. Dake's patients are coming up on two years now.
One year ago CCSVI treatment was available in Europe only. It was later in May, one year ago, that Dr. Siskin's name became publicly known; his was the first group to openly treat CCSVI in large numbers. By the end of summer there were more. You'd easily find people who are six months post-procedure!
The techniques continue to be refined, so many of the patient outcomes from a year or more ago do not reflect current techniques. Offhand I can think of people who had the procedure done a year or more ago; they've generally had to have a second procedure since then.
shucks wrote:Bruce, how severe were your wife's symptoms prior to the treatment?
has she leveled off at the prior level of symptoms or is she getting worse?
I just wonder if it makes a difference what stage, and the amount of disability you are at when it is done.
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