Brant-Zawadski's JACR article

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Brant-Zawadski's JACR article

Postby Cece » Wed May 16, 2012 8:51 am

JACR is the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Why do the negative research or opinion pieces on CCSVI get away with the inflammatory titles? It does not come across as particularly professional.
The “Liberation Procedure” for Multiple Sclerosis: Sacrificing Science at the Altar of Consumer Demand ... 4012000117

There is no abstract or text available without paying. There are however the MRI images showing the subdural hematoma that was suffered, as previously reported, by a patient following a CCSVI procedure about a year ago. Frightening images.

I found a handout on subdural hematomas: ... oma&t=3487
Anticoagulants are listed as a known risk factor for subdural hematomas. Anticoagulants such as heparin are used during venoplasty, and pradaxa or another anticoagulant is often taken immediately after the procedure.
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Re: Brant-Zawadski's JACR article

Postby Cece » Wed May 16, 2012 9:26 am
Dr. Brant-Zawadzki earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, and his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he received the Hoffheimer prize, which is awarded to the top graduating medical student.

He trained in radiology and neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center, after which he spent six years on the Neuroradiology faculty at the University of California San Francisco, in the Neuroradiology Section. He has authored and co-authored more than 180 papers in professional journals. He has also authored or co-authored 17 textbooks and has a large number of book chapters to his credits.

Dr. Brant-Zawadzki lectures nationally and internationally. He is a consultant to industry in the imaging, pharmaceutical, and informatic fields. He is a member of multiple professional societies and sat on the Executive Committee of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance Medicine, as well as on the Task Force on Clinical Guidelines for the North American Spine Society. He serves on the editorial board of numerous professional publications including JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) and the American Journal of Neuroradiology. In 1989, he was elected to the Fellowship of the American College of Radiology and in 1993 he received the special Gold Medal from the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine for outstanding pioneering achievements in magnetic resonance imaging.

Dr. Brant-Zawadzki served as medical director of radiology at Hoag Hospital and holds an Adjunct Clinical Professorship in Neuroradiology at Stanford University. He has recently been appointed as executive medical director of Neurosciences at Hoag.

Dr. Brant-Zawadzki sounds fantastic. Would love to have this guy on our side conducting research. Instead he is the one who approached the FDA and contributed to the recently released FDA letter. ... -2012.aspx ... tment.html
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Re: Brant-Zawadski's JACR article

Postby 1eye » Wed May 16, 2012 12:48 pm

Subdural hematomas are by no means always fatal. If you burst a large artery, I would expect death may result, but there can be a lot of blood in an injury to your head, and no symptoms besides a bump and pain.
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