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The Internet is being seen as a growing resource for health-related information for a large number of MSers. It is undeniable that its widespread presence has led to the growth of awareness that chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) as an entity that may contribute to the symptoms experienced by MSers. Social networking and file-sharing Web sites have brought MSers together from all over the world and have facilitated the distribution of personal experiences and information derived from medical research as it relates to CCSVI. As a result, there has been an accelerated growth in the number of MSers seeking treatment for this syndrome in light of the possibility that it may improve their present condition. This article reviews this phenomenon, the Internet-based resources available to MSers seeking information about CCSVI, and the responsibilities of physicians as they participate in these online discussions.
This study discusses how social media has influenced the spread of the desire to have CCSVI. It is therefore a marketeers dream as you don't need evidence to spread the word.
Can the Social Media have any impact on outcomes surely not....
but guess who won the Best British Album of the past Sixty Years during the Reign of Queen Elizabeth II... the Beatles?... No!
Iron Maiden’s landmark Heavy Metal album of the Eighties The Number of the Beast have been voted best British album of the past sixty years in a major survey of British public. The Number of the Beast tops the album poll with a 9.2% share of the total albums vote.
This is a potent reminder of the what a loyal and passionate group of people can achieve be warned!
Prof G lost a debate on the desire to get Neuros to engage in Social media