please note CCSVI is not safe (couple of deaths) and has not gone through proper trials
hwebb wrote:that's interesting about the stem cell treatment. The neuro's here in Australia are plugging it (but only for patients fitting certain criteria). I thought the neuro's claimed it had a 1 in 100 mortality rate.
Your conviction is seeming less and less certain with time Harry. Is there REALLY some reason to believe that there is a 1 in 20 mortality rate in ANY of the procedures or not?
Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for autoimmune diseases: an observational study on 12 years’ experience from the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation Working Party on Autoimmune Diseases
...the 100-day transplant-related mortality was 5% (95% CI: 3–7%). The causes of death are summarized in Table 3. At the time of analysis (December 2007), 789 patients were alive and 111 had died: 43 (38.7%) from their original disease and 59 (53.1%) from transplant-related causes (Table 3). Infections (45.7%) were the leading cause of transplant-related mortality. Death due to cardiac toxicity (8.4%) was not related to a specific type of conditioning. As shown in Table 4A, the 100-day transplant-related mortality was 2% for MS, 6% for SSc, 1% for RA, 11% for SLE, 11% for JIA and 8% for HIC, with a statistical difference depending on type of autoimmune disease (P< 0.001).
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