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Adding Steroid Drug to MS Treatment May Reduce Disease Activity

SEATTLE, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using a steroid drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) in addition to an MS drug may reduce the amount of disease activity more than using the MS drug alone, according to a study presented as part of the Late-breaking Science Program at the American Academy of Neurology's 61st Annual Meeting in Seattle, April 25 - May 2, 2009.

For the study, ...
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Loobies Mom

Hi, I'm Nell, Loobies Mom. Many of you probably know Lewis as he tells me he has communicated through this site many times. He has asked me to be his advocate and I, of course, agreed with much enthusiasm. It feels very good to be able to do something really constructive. I have raised money, cried, prayed, and hoped beyond hope that everything he tried would work miracles. It's tough being the Mom of an ...
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Vitamin D

Vitamin D is the elephant in our room... How can it be that MS is a venous issue that it occurs in people from latitudes with less sunlight and we have lower vitamin d levels?

heres a paper associating peripheral artery disease with low vitamin d ... y-disease/

Participants with the lowest vitamin D levels were 2.18 times more likely to have PAD than were participants in the ...
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Diminished Visibility of cerebral venous vasculature in MS

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system characterized by widespread demyelination, axonal loss and gliosis, and neurodegeneration; susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI), through the use of phase information to enhance local susceptibility or T2* contrast, is a relatively new and simple MRI application that can directly image cerebral veins by exploiting venous blood oxygenation. Here, we use high-field SWI at 3.0 Tesla to image 15 patients with clinically definite relapsing-remitting MS and ...

Italian Summit- Venous Function in MS- 9/8/09

Nice e-mail from Dr. Zamboni.

My program is to project a multicenter randomized control trial joining all the people who scientifically support my discovery. Hilarescere will support the International Scientific Coterie in Italy on September 8th, titled VENOUS FUNCTION AND MS

He is inviting other doctors who will, by then, have research to further document CCSVI in MS. A nice opportunity to visit lovely Ferrera, vascular doctors!!!



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Liberation Procedure/Stent placement

Jeff is scheduled to have his stent placed in his jugular vein on Tuesday, May 5th at Stanford University by Dr. Michael Dake. Details and results will follow.
This is moving faster than we expected... :D


I just received an invitation to join the ONO 4641 trial. I really know nothing about it. I thought before I wrote it off I would see what anyone knows about it.
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