cinder21 wrote:They didn't follow Zamboni's protocol to a tee cuz they're only now going to start test of the azygos veins.
nicko wrote:I would think anyone who has been scanned and has been told there was no problems should get a second opinion. Especially this early on in the game.
Vhoenecke wrote:I like how they are trying to get it right. They seem to want to find this reflux. Other places would like to prove it wrong. Way to go False Creek.
Sotiris wrote:According to the article "the clinic has so far imaged eight patients" and it seems that some of them have normal veins. Even if they were only 2 the percentage would be 25%, i.e. much bigger than the expected <10% (the sample size is however very small to reject recent findings).
However, imaging techniques cannot be consistent with an echo-Doppler protocol. And even if they also used an echo-Doppler (which is not mentioned), there is a good chance they don't have the knowhow. According to Zamboni, one needs about 3 days to learn the diagnostic procedure.
Rainbolt wrote:You know on a side note here... I had an MRI this evening and asked the tech if they performed MRV's at this location he said yes but only of the brain.
SO they aren't used to looking in the neck and his auto response when I asked about the test was, "but you have MS" like this sort of test wouldn't apply to you... I filled him in on the news break. he was kinda excited by the idea so I know these guys wouldn't mind learning how to look for things while testing us
I also believe I heard the doppler ultra sound Zamboni used was a little different so I wouldn't be surprised if they have to have Dr. Zamboni show them what/how to look for these properly! Makes sense to me that they'd have the man do it himself first to show them. I asked my GP to order the test and she even said she wouldn't send me to someone who didn't know how to look for this properly... hmmm interesting
Also a little off topic but maybe not... I wonder if the circulatory reflux here can cause trouble with the vagus nerve and or cause trouble with acid reflux... I mean this is all in the neck and I'm having trouble with these now.
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