i will discuss this more later when i give my zamboni report, but not all ccsvi is picked up via azygous and jugular venography. I was caught by surprise on that one! but you will have to wait for an explanation of some of the negative venograms!
When I read zamboni's paper, I noted that he stated that roberto galleoti, the IR who works in ferrara, enters the left femoral vein and advances up into the azygous and the jugulars. I thought that peculiar because it is such a straighter shot up the right femoral into the jugulars and azygous.
I aske paolo what that was all about and he told me that they were looking for narrowing of the left iliac vein (a congenital narrowing called May thurner syndrome) and then were looking for hypoplasia of the lumbar veins. They also looked for narrowing of the vein of the left kidney. The light went off! That was why they entered from the left side.
Paolo, why didnt you say so in your paper, I asked. Because the editors cut it out for space reasons!
So now i will do all my catheterization from the left femoral approach, even though I dont like to.
Asher wrote:Andrew, as I posted a while ago, IBT has been great for me. I also wrote that I was on tysabri, that it did nothing for me and lately exacerbated my fatigue. As I moved into the 4th week my stamina started to pick up. This time round I decided to get of the drug. I'm in the 5th week after my last infusion, and feeling much, much better. I have no intention to resume taking drugs. I simply don't believe the autoimmune fable.
June 26 I'll be on my way to see dr. Kosteki in Poland. Hopefully I will be liberated after being found to be CCSVI positive.
The ability of hyperuricemia to reduce peroxynitrite-mediated nitrotyrosine formation has been suggested to have a key role in neuroprotection in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke, and others. Epidemiological studies suggest that subjects with elevated uric acid levels have a lower frequency of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease, and uric acid infusions can reduce the neurological sequelae observed in experimental models (such as experimental allergic encephalomyelitis)10. More recent studies suggest that the benefit of uric acid in these conditions may relate, not to its nitrotyrosine-blocking antioxidant effects, but rather to its ability to block the blood-brain barrier, or by its effects on astroglial cells11,12. Further, one must be careful in interpretation of cross-sectional studies, because patients with impaired neurological function may tend to have lower uric acid levels due simply to poor nutrition. Nevertheless, these studies raise the interesting possibility that use of uric acid or its precursors may have benefit in some neurological diseases13.
AndrewKFletcher wrote:OK77 wrote:so, a day under 2 weeks sleeping inclined and although my walking is stiffer than usual, stretching is easier and more effective, feet are very warm at night and my troublesome left eye seems to have regained a touch of my peripheral vision, so all in all, happy days! I have been having more dreams as well, last night in particular whereby i was walking without my walking sticks displaying greatly improved balance and strength in my legs whilst strutting about with a massive grin on my face!
I.T. has been amazing for me thus far, long may the improvements continue!
Keep going OK77 there is more to this simple therapy than anyone can imagine.
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