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CCSVI: Angioplasty could work in a subgroup of patients

Chronic Cerebro-Spinal Venous Insufficiency in Multiple Sclerosis: Is It the End?

It was published the long awaited Italian clinical trial investigating the safety and efficacy of a venous percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) to treat patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). According to the authors, venous PTA has proven to be a safe but largely ineffective technique; the treatment cannot be recommended in patients with MS .

Anyone who read ...

Progressive MS: Review of medications

Interesting this article. They acklowledge that "It remains a challenge to identify outcome measures that accurately reflect the underlying pathology in progressive MS, which is less inflammatory and more degenerative than RRMS"

The interesting part is that they show that current monoclonal antibodies therapies are really targeting that hidden "underlying pathology".

Disease-Modifying Treatment in Progressive Multiple Sclerosis ... 018-0496-3

Purpose of review

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated ...
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Since it's more common in women than men, I wondered whether testosterone might be the reason. I found this abstract:

Arch Neurol. 2007;64(5):683-688. doi:10.1001/archneur.64.5.683

Objective To study the effect of testosterone supplementation on men with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Design, Setting, and Participants Men are less susceptible to many autoimmune diseases, including MS. Possible causes for this include sex hormones and/or sex chromosome effects. Testosterone treatment ameliorates experimental allergic encephalomyelitis, an animal model of MS, but ...
Read more : testosterone? | Views : 445 | Replies : 1 | Forum : General Discussion

CCSVI alive and well in Poland. Fascinating article.

This popped up on my now pretty scant CCSVI Google news alert, not much there these days just the usual big pharma media claptrap about all that went awry 5-10 years ago, pretty boring stuff with lots of generalities and few specifics and almost no science.

Anyways this piece was a refreshing traipse down some pretty innovative thinking, and practice. Not some Facebooky testimonial or the like. Here's the link: ...

Two ways of getting to the site for MS and antibiotics.

First try:

If that doesn't work, scroll down to the bottom of this page on one of my sites: ... age-1.html
This page cannot be altered because I own it. Sarah
Read more : Two ways of getting to the site for MS and antibiotics. | Views : 782 | Replies : 4 | Forum : Antibiotics

hunter gatherer diets

just enjoying this article and associated graphic right now:

How to Really Eat Like a Hunter-Gatherer... ... eally-eat/

Read more : hunter gatherer diets | Views : 806 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Diet

Biotin which brand to buy

Hi all, I've decided that I should try Biotin. I am looking for advice on which brand to buy and how much I should take.

Thanks Glenn
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MS is the only thing left

I've been seeing drs every few weeks for the past nine years after a stroke like event (not the first) left me unable to work or live a normal life. Nearest I can describe how I feel is like having a case of the bends after a bad dive. I would get it for a while in attacks and it would subside a few weeks to a couple of years later, this last time its ...
Read more : MS is the only thing left | Views : 664 | Replies : 11 | Forum : Undiagnosed

MS and APS and PD

Ten months ago I was dx'd with multiple sclerosis and subsequently antiphospholipid syndrome and then Parkinson's Disease. For APS there are three blood tests: Lupus anticoagulant, antiphospholipid enzyme and beta-glycoprotein. As of two days ago one Md is now saying I don't have APS. I probably never had it. So I can stop one of the three drugs I'm on. I wonder if MS might have caused the confusion. Both diseases cause lesions seen on ...
Read more : MS and APS and PD | Views : 508 | Replies : 0 | Forum : General Discussion

Bladder issues...

Hi guys and gals

I've been reading your bladder posts....perhaps it needs its own forum!

So for a long few months I have had various health issues - at times it felt relentless. And recently I have had what felt like a UTI. I went to the GP, was given nitrofurantoin. I had this once before but this time it made me feel hellish. My legs were very stiff, I was exhausted and my eczema ...
Read more : Bladder issues... | Views : 552 | Replies : 4 | Forum : General Discussion


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