Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Liberation therapy - CCSVI

I am a sceptic but remain open to the possibility, albeit remote, that CCSVI may be a real finding. I would definitely not recommend any surgical or radiological intervention at this stage. More research is needed to confirm of refute Zamboni's findings before any prospective randomised trials are started. You may not be aware but I have been informed that two people with MS have died from the complications of stenting for possible CCSVI.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20091120/W5_liberation_091121/20091121?s_name=W5

http://watch.ctv.ca/news/latest/possible-cure/#clip238089

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20091120/W5_liberation_091121/20091121?s_name=W5

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20091120/W5_QandA_091121/20091121?hub=WFive

http://jnnp.bmj.com/content/80/4/392.full

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19958985?dopt=Abstract

Prof G