In particular the azygous vein in the multiple sclerosis group was affected in 86% of cases. Most cases involved membranous obstructions at the junction with the vena cava, or, less frequently, twisting septums and atresia can be seen.
In 12 cases the azygous system presented stenosis at several points up to even atresia or agenesis of the lumbar plexuses (18%). As for jugular veins they were found to be steonsed unilaterally or bilaterally in 59 of 65 cases (91%).
A total of 51 patients were treated with a relapsing remitting clinical course....results herein refer exclusively to results obtained on the relapsing remitting patients.
the probability of acute attack DECREASED more than 4 fold after endovascular treatment
All patients with restenosis corresponded to those who manifested new relapses in the year subsequent to the endovascular procedure
In other words if you had a relapse in this study YOU WERE ALSO A PATIENT WHOSE VEIN PLUGGED UP AGAIN.
It doesn't get any clearer than that.
LR1234 wrote:So were the 25% relapses associated only with restenosis?
chrishasms wrote:Cheer, How does it feel to know you were right?
Axiom wrote:I'm going to re-read the paper now, but a couple of thoughts from the first skim through:
Zamboni found azygous issues in 86% of MS folks tested. If I'm reading posts here correctly, I believe Dr. Dake has only found azygous issues in 3 folks. Do you think the possible disparity is just due to the small number of patients seen thus far?
I really wish more info on the 11 and 13 cases of primary progressive and secondary progressive folks had been included. I understand those numbers are very small, but curiosity is killing me.
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