a different take on the ccsvi safety studies

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a different take on the ccsvi safety studies

Post by Cece » 7 years ago

http://bmartinmd.com/2011/04/radiologis ... ience.html
According to MedPage, the rate of "major complications" in one retrospective series of 231 "CCSVI patients" with MS who underwent vascular intervention was 1.2% and consisted of venous thrombosis. So-called minor complications, however, weren't inconsequential and included "thrombosis or dissection after angioplasty requiring stent placement" at a rate of 10.5%. In a much smaller study of 24 patients, 1 case of inguinal bleeding, 2 cases of inguinal hematoma, and 1 case of retroperitoneal hematoma produced a complication rate of more than 16%—suggesting limited technical skills on the part of the interventionist(s). In a third series of 18 patients, 1 patient (>5%) experienced "rupture" of the internal jugular valve, which had to be treated with "balloon tamponade and stenting." (I don't imagine that calm reigned in the radiology suite that day.)
Do complications of inguinal bleeding, inguinal hematoma and retroperitoneal hematoma suggest limited technical skills on the part of the IRs? Would a rupture of the IJV necessarily lead to panic in the radiology suite? Is the guy writing this blog kinda an ***? Maybe, but he seems to be an educated ***. Worth reading, if only to see how everything can be interpreted from an anti-CCSVI perspective without the raving. Or at least, not excessive raving.

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Post by jgalt2009 » 7 years ago

He's probably the guy that broke Dr. Zamboni's arm.

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Post by NHE » 7 years ago

jgalt2009 wrote:He's probably the guy that broke Dr. Zamboni's arm.
It's from the blog of Dr. Barbara Martin a neurologist now working as a medical writer, analyst and consultant.
http://bmartinmd.com/about/about.html

An interesting disclaimer...
Disclaimer stuff: The blog Pathophilia at pathophilia.com and bmartinmd.com is for informational purposes only. It does not establish a consultant- or physician-client relationship and contains no medical advice what-so-darn-diddily-ever.

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