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'Scientific quackery': UBC study (regarding CCSVI) ... -1.4014494

$5.5M federal-provincial research report tested vein-widening 'liberation therapy'

A new study at the University of British Columbia has produced a "definitive debunking" of a controversial procedure that surgically widens neck veins as a treatment for multiple sclerosis.

'Anybody who knew anything about MS knew the idea was nonsense from get-go.'
- Dr. Michael Rasminsky, McGill University (neurologist)

My thoughts... ANY procedure or protocol that helps some ...
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Dr. Alireza Minagar ... -1.3315927

Dr. Alireza Minagar, a U.S. neurologist who specializes in MS and teaches at Louisiana State University, says he has always been intrigued by the CCSVI theory and the idea that the venous system has been implicated as a possible cause. He thinks despite this study’s latest findings, the concept deserves further research.

“While still in its infancy, CCSVI poses an enormously complicated idea, which requires more ...
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ISNVD 2017 in Italy

Here is the program pdf: ... 2017_1.pdf

Sesssion 3 13.30 – 14.30 - Annette Funicello Presentations

Chairs: Paolo Zamboni – Carol Schumacher

1. J. Winny Yun: ‘Neurolymphatics and MS’
2. Helen Kavounidas: Update on Australian CCSVI’
3. Robert Zivadinov – Follow up of AFRF
4. Marcella Lagana: ‘Phase contrast MRI measurement of arterial-venous-CSF flow
5. Nicole Ziliotto: ‘Exome sequencing and transcriptomic analysis in jugular wall for
detection ...
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UBC Canada CCSVI clinical trial results coming March 8th ... NE&fref=nf
UBC CCSVI clinical trial results to be presented Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at SIR meeting in Washington DC:
A Multicenter Prospective Randomized Blinded Sham Controlled Trial Of Jugular Venoplasty In Multiple Sclerosis: Week 48 Result

Wed, 3/8/2017: 10:35 - 10:43 AM
Marriott Marquis Washington DC

L Machan1, A Traboulsee2, D Klass2, B Hardy3
1University of British Columbia Hospital, 2University of British Columbia
3University of ...
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Gladstone: $5.8M for brain/immune/vascular in Neuro diseases

This research seems very CCSVI related. Here's a few excerpts from the press release and a link to it. Bold type added by me:

Gladstone Investigator Receives $5.8M Grant for Pioneering Research into Neurological Disease

Gladstone Senior Investigator Katerina Akassoglou, PhD, was awarded a prestigious multi-year, multi-million dollar grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

Akassoglou’s research focuses on the intersection of the brain, immune, and vascular systems. Her ...
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Dr. Owiesy's Superior CCSVI-MS Solution

Previously published on my site MS Cure Enigmas.

"Just as I returned to work on my MSCureEnigmas blog after a 2 month “vacation”, the forum has provided me with the material to write this post. In particular Mark Miller of Los Angeles, AKA CureIous, paved the way by posting the following entry:

Re: Notes from CureIous at Stanford Feb 9, ...
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Canadian CCSVI E-Petition to the Minister of Health

I found this announcement of a CCSVI e-petition for Canadian citizens to sign online when I googled CCSVI. Here's the link to the petition announcement, which includes a link to the petition itself. An excerpt from the announcement is below this link:

CCSVI is not going away and neither are we. Please read, sign and share this e-petition to the Minister of Health. Media Release (01/17/2017) - Below is the link to an ...
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Matt Embry's video on latest way to measure

I am quoting this from Joan Beal on Facebook, although it was already in quotes on her page, so I am not entirely sure of the source.
For those who are curious how Dr. Zamboni is now measuring CCSVI, as he discussed in Matt Embry's video, below is the scientific explanation of his video clip technology.

"Dr. Zamboni's work with the International Space Station has helped him refine a new, operator independent means of measuring ...
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When stents don't work for blocked arteries

Might this be something useful for CCSVI patients treated with stents?

When stents don't work for blocked arteries, targeted radiation may help ... -help.html

Four times, Elaine Paparella Vandeputte underwent balloon angioplasty to clear dangerous blockages in her right coronary artery, usually also having stents implanted to prop open the vessel.

Four times, the vessel became blocked again, clogged with scar tissue and other cells that were part ...
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