NHE I like it! pigs are a lot closer than mice .
it might work
That's would be the dilemma what if it did not? would it mean anything? would it mean pigs can't get lesions that way because they have enough drainage otherwise or would it mean it doesn't "cause" MS? And boy that LLOOoooonnggg timeline. Ouch!
I think we are back to saying we need to watch people and see what comes up
1. continue association studies, is this present in the vast majority of MSers? If it is and as more work is elucidated with people weighing in on how these lesions are similar to venous stasis lesions, we may reach a consensus of saying that it is proper to treat these based on physiologic prinicples that we don't leave blocked veins because we know the physical consequences of that.
2. Watch for it in not currently diagnosed people who don't meet the criteria for definite MS but seem to have something going on.... see if they develop typical MS lesions and definite MS with time. I mean if they don't meet the criteria they don't meet it yet and they are not eligible for crabs or anything, they are stuck just waiting... one has only to read the boards to hear of people who swear they must have MS but they keep getting "no not MS". Lynda carol said she had no lesions but was sure she had MS for some years before they finally gave her the diagnosis... such persons having a blockage and developing a typical MS lesion later which would put them in the definite category and qualify them for treatment, at which time they could decide to do stents if they wanted. It would also prove the model. But I assume at some time we have got to run into people with no MS diagnosis yet who have these, especially if they take years to manifest.
You could put out the call to neurologists to ask for people with symptoms but who don't meet the criteria for CDMS that we need people for a study to see if it does develop. Probably such people who are frustrated with the lack of doing something would be glad to have something to do while they wait.
3. and the obvious studies to see if it helps MS to treat it this way
I hope it is enough! I wish we could have mice studies and get an answer in a year or two whether this can cause MS...
I'm not offering medical advice, I am just a patient too! Talk to your doctor about what is best for you...
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