Introduction (updated May 16):
I'm a neurologist, I run an fMRI research facility in San Diego, CA (Applied fMRI Institute). In December my son was diagnosed with MS. I discovered that most of what my colleagues told Devin was just not accurate: the search for a virus or an auto-immune attack on myelin has not been fruitful. Zamboni's reinvigoration of the venous insufficiency theory made sense to me and I pursued it. I went to the February conference in Hamilton Ontario and met Zamboni, Zivadinov, Dake, Simka and Haacke. I joined Haacke's consortium and in April began offerring the comprehensive Haacke MRI Protocol.. My son was the first person I tested and he tested positive. I found an interventional radiologist (IR) who found serious obstructions of both internal jugulars and the azygous and ballooned them May 6th. I've submitted an IRB to the hospital and expect approval by mid-June. Although in my opinion no IRB should be necessary for a standard and safe procedure to correct venous obstruction, obtaining an IRB seems the prudent strategy to prevent interference given the sad history in Canada, Stanford, Brooklyn and elsewhere. By mid-June we will be able to refer patients who have positive Haacke testing to the IR. The Haacke Protocol at AFI costs $2500 and should but may not be covered by insurance. I haven't received the bill or insurance EOB for the angioplasty but I will post that as soon as I find out; I see no good reason the angioplasty should not be covered by insurance either. Our last challenge is to be able to arrange the testing and the treatment at the same time in San Diego, but we're working on it. We send our data to Haacke at Wayne State Medical School in Detroit and it presently takes about two weeks to get back the result.
Also please visit www.hubbardfoundation.org , www.appliedfmri.org , and on Facebook CCSVI Test, San Diego where my son who was ballooned last week, posts his frequent updates.
You can also of course continue to send me private messages.
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