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by centenarian100
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: CCSVI dead - surely an apology needed from Cheerleader
Replies: 40
Views: 4663

Re: CCSVI dead - surely an apology needed from Cheerleader

My husband's MRIs are all at Stanford, looked at by same techs--they reported remyelination of lesions, no new lesions and reversal of gray matter since his venoplasty procedure in 2009. I do not have the MRI films on disc. Here is Jeff today, conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra. https://www.y...
by centenarian100
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: CCSVI dead - surely an apology needed from Cheerleader
Replies: 40
Views: 4663

Re: CCSVI dead - surely an apology needed from Cheerleader

Over half of the patients had benefit in repaired cerebral blood flow and no new lesions. Sadly, only 54% of people treated had lasting repair to blood flow. The rest restenosed. Is there actually any data to suggest that flow restoration correlated with outcome? It is certainly possible that there...
by centenarian100
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clemastine fumarate on trial
Replies: 1
Views: 726

Re: Clemastine fumarate on trial

It just made their visual evoked potentials look better. Who cares.
by centenarian100
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MS Protocol
Replies: 11
Views: 935

Re: MS Protocol

Basically, it is just an optimized protocol for looking at MS lesions There are different protocols at different institutions for multiple sclerosis. Many protocols often include specific sequences such as T2 sagittal FLAIR which is good for looking at corpus callosum lesions. Often, the protocol sp...
by centenarian100
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MRI report
Replies: 8
Views: 1247

Re: MRI report

to MRNA: Radiologists often read films in a broad way because they do no know the clinical history of the patient. Many people have non-specific benign white matter lesions that are insignificant. These are common in people as they get older, but they can also be seen in young people, especially tho...
by centenarian100
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: URGENT: Americans: Trump & R's are trying to change the ADA
Replies: 10
Views: 881

Re: URGENT: Americans: Trump & R's are trying to change the

relax Elliot and 1eye. This is not a forum for political debate. We are supposed to support each other.
by centenarian100
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sometimes cures may just turn out to be worse than diseases
Replies: 16
Views: 2861

Re: Sometimes cures may just turn out to be worse than disea

Well, with all due respects and given that we simply don't know each other, I simply have no comments about your quirky reply. What I was trying to say is that the potential side effects of the drugs and the potential conflicts of interests of the prescribers are irrelevant. Many people with chroni...
by centenarian100
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just diagnosed RRMS. What drug should I take?
Replies: 9
Views: 974

Re: Just diagnosed RRMS. What drug should I take?

NHE wrote:Give them the MS simulator shoes.

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by centenarian100
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just diagnosed RRMS. What drug should I take?
Replies: 9
Views: 974

Re: Just diagnosed RRMS. What drug should I take?

NHE wrote:MS Neurologists really ought to be shot in the foot for doing this.
Haha
by centenarian100
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody taking imuran?
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Re: Anybody taking imuran?

NHE wrote:
centenarian100 wrote:Potential side effects include gastrointestinal upset, elevated liver function tests, and immunosuppression.
According to the Prescribing Information and the Mayo Clinic description, there are also increased risks of lymphoma, skin cancer and PML.
Indeed.
by centenarian100
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sometimes cures may just turn out to be worse than diseases
Replies: 16
Views: 2861

Re: Sometimes cures may just turn out to be worse than disea

It you have schizophrenia, you really have no option except to take anti-dopaminergics
by centenarian100
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody taking imuran?
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Re: Anybody taking imuran?

imuran is probably comparable in efficacy to beta IFN in relapsing multiple sclerosis. Potential side effects include gastrointestinal upset, elevated liver function tests, and immunosuppression. Imuran is easier to take and less expensive compared to beta interferons but is probably somewhat less s...
by centenarian100
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: MS Etiology and Pathogenesis
Topic: Biomarkers for diagnosis thread
Replies: 14
Views: 1628

Re: Biomarkers research thread

Hey Frodo. Thank you for your posts in this section. You are single-handedly keeping this section alive. I heard that the Kir4.1 data could not be replicated and that the original results were actually from pooled sera. Is this correct? -Cent Other biomarker under research, maybe pathogenic. The aut...
by centenarian100
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: MS Etiology and Pathogenesis
Topic: more evidence against the autoimmune model
Replies: 2
Views: 1247

Re: more evidence against the autoimmune model

The connection to EBV and autoimmunity are not necessarily mutually exclusive. One of the theories about the pathogenesis of MS is that b cells are infected by EBV and become less regulated by CD25 regulatory t cells. Just because abnormal immune system function may be the "proximate" cause of MS do...