The MS Center Amsterdam VUmc this month launched an investigation into the relationship between MS and chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI). If it involves knowledge of MS-in the Netherlands we see it as our duty to study potential breakthroughs in MS with scientifically sound studies. In addition, the MS Center Amsterdam VUmc has worldwide fame when it comes to research with many new imaging methods. A new study called MRI venography look at the veins of people with MS and controls. The veins are the veins that drain blood from the brain. The research will undoubtedly provide important insights in the absence or presence of venous abnormalities. The aim is for the first results within a few months to present. Patients of the MS Center Amsterdam VUmc have priority in participating in this study. MS Research Foundation is currently in discussions with researchers about the possibilities regarding funding for this research.
(I found the "our duty" comment wonderfully refreshing)
Thanks to Ton in Amsterdam for alerting me to this development. For our Netherlander friends, Ton has set up a site on CCSVI in Dutch-
Centers in Frankfurt and Jena, Germany are coming soon. Go Dr. Haacke!