Skip to comments.Risk factors for CCSVI are similar to risk factors for developing MS, UB study shows
Posted on 11/30/2011 2:48:42 PM PST by decimon
Risk Factors for CCSVI are Similar to Risk Factors for Developing MS, UB Study Shows
A vascular condition called chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI), which has attracted global attention as possibly being correlated with MS has, for the first time, been studied for the presence of risk factors in subjects who do not have a neurological disease.
A preliminary University at Buffalo study of 252 volunteers has found an association between CCSVI and as many as three characteristics widely viewed as possible or confirmed MS risk factors. They are: infectious mononucleosis, irritable bowel syndrome and smoking.
The UB researchers conclude that the association of CCSVI risk factors with MS risk factors in subjects without known central nervous system disease is significant and warrants further study.
BUFFALO, N.Y. The first study to investigate risk factors for the vascular condition called CCSVI (chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency) in volunteers without neurological disease has identified what the researchers call a remarkable similarity between this condition and possible or confirmed risk factors for multiple sclerosis (MS).
The University at Buffalo study investigated associations between CCSVI and demographic, clinical and environmental risk factors in a large control group of volunteers who did not have known central nervous system disease.
"Our results suggest that risk factors for CCSVI in this group of volunteers are remarkably similar to those of possible or confirmed importance to MS, but we do not yet understand the whole story," says Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, FAAN, professor of neurology at the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and senior author on the study.
He discusses the study's results in the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vip7QAtlfqE.
(Excerpt) Read more at eurekalert.org ...
I have MS, and I’m glad to know they’re doing studies on CCSVI. However, that bit about EBV being a “risk factor” for MS. That’s a far reach, seeing that 95 percent of Americans have had EBV at some time in their lives.
Some folks have had tremendous results from “liberation therapy”, some have had no results...some have gotten worse.
A large percentage with good results have had restenosis quite quickly after the surgery.
Want to read more from MSers perspective about Zamboni’s theory and actual first hand accounts from those who have had the procedure...here are a couple good links.
check down on the left hand side of his blog for posts on CCSVI
and this from MSWorld Forums (one forum is devoted specifically to CCSVI.) http://www.msworld.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=92
Whoops, wrong link for the WCKamikaze....here’s the right link:
I should say that I don’t have MS and no one close to me does.
I read Marc’s latest account and like his approach to this. If I had MS then the efficacy of this procedure would be what I cared about. If it works then it does and knowing why is secondary.
The medical community doesn't have a clue what irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is, let alone what causes it. It's a wastebasket diagnostic category. People need to realize how ignorant the medical establishment is about many things.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.