Normal FV and power duplex US findings proved that the IJV stenosis shown by DSA was not real. The virtual stenosis is explained by the fact that the contrast agent descending the IJV is diluted at the venous confluence by the non-contrast blood stream of subclavian vein raising a false impression of a local high-grade stenosis. We concluded that hemodynamically significant venous stenosis –a key feature of CCSVI, cannot be found in MS patients.
Oct 1, 2012
Absolutely. you can forward my emails to anybody you want.
Furthermore his poster is not just repudiated. its illegal. he did not get permission neither from all investigators nor from the Kuwait research authorities. All papers and results have to be approved by them. same paper was rejected from ANM after we wrote to them. The author in his poster is not even part of the study team.
Dr. Alrougani met less than 30 % of patients once only. the rest of the patients refused to go to him because they thought he was biased. We used another Neurologist. its now more than 2 years since we started the study. 70% of patients feel they have benefited from the procedure. 1 patient got worse, he got thrombosis in one vein and the neurologist thought he got worse because he stopped Tysabri suddenly.
We hope our 2 yrs follow up prospective study will be out soon.
Tariq Sinan. MD Kuwait
The largest study to date testing the venous-obstruction theory of multiple sclerosis failed to support it, leading the Italian Multiple Sclerosis Society to declare the theory dead.
Cece wrote:another Medpage article on ECTRIMS
http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCove ... RIMS/35292The largest study to date testing the venous-obstruction theory of multiple sclerosis failed to support it, leading the Italian Multiple Sclerosis Society to declare the theory dead.
Cece wrote:In many ways, I feel we're on the sidelines watching. I don't know that, as advocates, we have as much of a job to do these days. It feels like it's in the hands of the researchers.....because the neurologist have a unified message that CCSVI has been proven wrong and that it had been a crazy dangerous fad.
This was a blinded research study from Houston comparing ultrasound to MRV in MS and nonMS patients. They failed to find much evidence of CCSVI using either method. This was a National MS Society funded study.
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