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by GiCi
Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:54 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: First liberation procedure in UK
Replies: 174
Views: 45915

clever plan

wonky1,
I think your plan will work and it is the only practical way to achieve what you want.
GiCi
by GiCi
Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: First liberation procedure in UK
Replies: 174
Views: 45915

stents

acol, I will repeat maybe for the tenth time (see my previous posts) that I did not have any stent implanted. At the present time it is futile to ask a vascular surgeon to treat MS: even if he believes Zamboni's theory, he has no evidence to rely upon. You need to be referred to him with a vascular ...
by GiCi
Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: First liberation procedure in UK
Replies: 174
Views: 45915

liberation procedures

MrSuccess, I had my first liberation procedure in Ferrara by Zamboni's team under the italian NHS nearly three years ago: balloon dilatation, no stents. Subsequently the hospital administration discovered that, as an Italian resident abroad, I had no right to NHS elective treatment and told Zamboni ...
by GiCi
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: First liberation procedure in UK
Replies: 174
Views: 45915

venogram, balloon, stents

I shall try to summarize things in the hope that I will not be found to be either pedantic or patronizing. 1. A venogram involves the introduction of a catheter in the venous system, through a puncture of the femoral vein in the groin, and an injection of a contrast liquid which will show the flow o...
by GiCi
Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: First liberation procedure in UK
Replies: 174
Views: 45915

venogram and liberation procedure

I had the venogram and dilatation of both jugular veins performed during the same session of about one and a half hour and I was home 4 hours later. Both procedures are performed through the same puncture of the femoral vein in the groin under local anaesthetic. Different catheters are used for the ...
by GiCi
Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Procedure in Poland
Replies: 87
Views: 40206

Poland

Great news, Erika!
GiCi
by GiCi
Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: First liberation procedure in UK
Replies: 174
Views: 45915

Brainteaser,
Sorry not at the moment. Rest assured that I will post it when and if available.
GiCi
by GiCi
Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:29 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Response of Italian MS Society
Replies: 59
Views: 10394

Lyon, You seems to forget the 100% positive correlation between MS and CCSVI found by Zamboni and the improvements reported following the liberation procedure. I am sure you have read many reports in this Forum. It seems to me that you are sceptic about CCSVI because it is too good to be true! I res...
by GiCi
Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:41 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Response of Italian MS Society
Replies: 59
Views: 10394

Italy

To be honest I do not believe that fascism against science and MS patients has developed in Italy. In addition it is a generalization to say that Italians like debates for the sake of it. I find the response of the italian MS society conservative and shortsighted and completely subservant to the int...
by GiCi
Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: First liberation procedure in UK
Replies: 174
Views: 45915

NHS

Hi Nigel, Unfortunately my neurologist did not help, in spite of the fact that I sent him all Zamboni's papers. So I persuaded a vascular surgeon (Robin Baker), who persuaded a radiologist (Anton Collins). I suppose the fact that we are colleagues in the same hospital may have helped. If I were you ...
by GiCi
Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:43 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Neck problems, tension shoulders, etc and CCSVI
Replies: 12
Views: 4540

neck and shoulder pain

I just want to offer a consideration regarding spasticity of neck and shoulders. Many MS patients have weakness of the lower limbs. During deambulation the muscles of the back and neck are under stress in the attempt to help lifting the legs from the floor and they ache. Being conscious of this mech...
by GiCi
Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:33 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Opinions of likely changes please after ccsvi
Replies: 5
Views: 2016

changes following treatment of CCSVI

Hi Wonky1, I do not think that anybody could answer your questions, not even Zamboni. It is true that improvements following the liberation procedure have been observed, but the evidence is still being accumulated. If you decide to have the procedure you should do that on the basis that a normal dra...
by GiCi
Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:25 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: First liberation procedure in UK
Replies: 174
Views: 45915

NHS

Brainteaser, I think you made a very valid point: private medicine offers a very limited space to innovations and is practiced under the terror of possible litigation. On the other hand doctors in the NHS are also resistant to changes because of the existence of "clinical governance", which means th...
by GiCi
Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:26 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Pain ratings during and after stent placement
Replies: 15
Views: 4153

pain

It seems inevitable that the presence of a rigid structure (stent) in a tight compartement (the neuro-vascular) in the neck will cause some compression of the structures present in it (especially the vagus nerve and it accessory branch). A dilated jugular vein above the stricture is unlikely to caus...
by GiCi
Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:05 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: I' m new...but my ms is old
Replies: 5
Views: 1808

Italy

Hi Max, Welcome to the forum. I am Italian and had the liberation procedure twice, the first in Ferrara by Zamboni's team nearly three years ago, the second in Belfast, where I live, two days ago by Baker's team at the Royal Victoria hospital (the first case treated in UK). I work full time and perf...

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