robbie wrote:Does everyone with ms have blockage in their jugulars or somewhere? what if a person with ms goes to see Dr Drake and shows no blockage anywhere does this mean that the CCSVI theory crashes?, Would it be common for a non ms person to have blockage? How much would this procedure of installing stents cost? Just wondering
So far, every patient with MS tested by Drs. Dake or Zamboni (the only 2 doing venography so far) has shown venous stenosis in either the internal jugular veins, azygos vein or a combination of both. Dr. Simka found 6 MS patients and 3 probable MS patients had reflux in their jugulars with doppler testing, and he is appealing to Poland's ethics committee to do venographies.
If someone goes in and doesn't show blockage...nothing "crashes". These doctors are looking for answers, and are only interested in the truth. They have nothing to "prove" and are curious to see this keep appearing in MS patients. 100% so far.
In Dr. Zamboni's tests, he looked at over 200 "normal" people as well as people with other neurological issues as controls, and none showed venous stenosis. Dr. Dake has not looked at normal people for controls.
Jeff and I figure the testing and stenting procedure would cost 40,000-50,000 dollars US, including a night of hospital stay (we've just started to see the insurance bills). THis is why we need more doctors to come on board and look at this paradigm. Dr. Franceschi will be seeing patients for testing in Paris, but no reports from him as of yet.