Good points Cheer,
1. Why are there oligoclonal bands in the spinal fluid that point to an autoimmune process?
2. How can blocked jugular veins give you a lesion on your spine which is no where near the stenosis?
Those were my neuros 2 main points to argue against CCSVI.
I have got him an invite to the conference so hopefully he will go and his questions can be answered!
We can answer your neuro's questions today, but I'm sure he'll be more convinced hearing it from doctors
#1 see above. oligo bands and B cell activation occur in neurovascular disorders/stroke/dementia- and are in response to tissue damage/hypoxia which we see in CCSVI. No autoimmunity is necessary to get those bands.
#2 Dr. Zamboni's new paper on collateral circulation that forms due to CCSVI....it affects venous return throughout the body-http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19534716
The significance of collateral circle is still neglected. To the contrary, substitute circles are alternative pathways or vicarious venous shunts, which permit the drainage and prevent intracranial hypertension. In accordance with the pattern of obstruction, even the intracranial and the intrarachidian veins can also become substitute circles; they permit redirection of the deviated flow, piping the blood toward available venous segments outside the central nervous system.
Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09
dual stents placed 5/09
CCSVI in MS