Dr. is currently treating patient number 3, just wanted to mention. I'm trying to get a local in as number 4 though that's more pipe dream right now than anything.
For a non-venoplasty procedure, I'd say ANY results are good. But we could still use a few more I think. Either way, both patients (who are both a year+ out), have improved outcomes that have lasted. Both were radically different in both presentation, dx, treatment m.o., really is no way to compare based on that. But, considering the cost (0.00$), all of which was born by the Dr. (and you should see the nice new US machine he purchased), and considering the total LACK of future profit potential (ergo: not a marketable money generating machine which will disappoint some, nuff said), and, most importantly, that both are former patients of ____ _____, having undergone venoplasty, well, I'd say they're doing pretty good.
Would love to repeat what the spouse said when we all met last follow up, but haven't asked permission, so will wait then maybe post that up in the future. After all, having a dedicated spouse that's stuck by you through thick and thin, they get first dibs on assessing efficacy, they are the eye in the sky, the true disease marker. They KNOW.
And through all of this, is copious documentation point A to point B. This is why he has delayed the paper, to get even MORE solid documentation. From pre-procedure to now. He's in it long haul. But he also knows who the big fish and the little fish are in that big pond, there's no illusions here. So the documentation continues. The ultrasounds continue. He continues. Chug chug chug chug chug up that mountain the little train goes....
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