Navigation Links
Vein-Opening Treatment for MS Stirs Controversy
Date:1/18/2011

By Jenifer Goodwin
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research and reports from patients suggest that a controversial treatment for multiple sclerosis can help relieve fatigue and other symptoms, but many physicians remain highly skeptical of the claims.

The debate started in 2009, when Dr. Paolo Zamboni, a vascular surgeon from Italy, published an intriguing study that suggested that a blockage in the veins that drain blood from the brain and spinal cord and return it to the heart might contribute to multiple sclerosis (MS).

Calling it chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, or CCSVI, Zamboni's theory was that the blockages disrupt the flow of blood from the brain and spinal cord, causing blood to back up and damage the brain and the spinal cord.

Zamboni began surgically treating people with MS with balloon angioplasty to open their veins. Other CCSVI researchers have tried stents, in which a wire mesh is placed in the vein to prop it open.

The methods of Zamboni and the others set off a heated debate among physicians and patients. Many MS physicians consider the claims utter hooey. But many people with MS, desperate for relief, pressed for research, and some, unwilling to wait, sought out physicians abroad who'd do the surgery.

Despite the skepticism, U.S. researchers began investigating venous blockage. In June, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society announced $2.4 million in funding for CCSVI studies, most of which are trying to answer the basic question of whether there is actually a link between venous blockages and MS.

Among those conducting CCSVI research is Dr. Michael Dake, a professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dake followed 30 people with MS who had stents implanted to open their veins. Two months after surgery, they reported feeling 50 percent less fatigued than before surgery, Dake said. They co
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Chaperone enzyme provides new target for cancer treatments
2. Adolescents with severe mental disorders have never received treatment
3. Some Severe MS Flares Helped by Blood Filtering Treatment
4. International research team reports major findings in prevention and treatment of blood clots
5. Routine blood test may identify people with pre-diabetes, cutting later treatment costs
6. IDSA announces first guidelines for treatment of MRSA infections
7. Study Gauges Best Treatments for Chronic Pelvic Pain in Men
8. ATS issues statement on the treatment of pulmonary fungal infections
9. Team-Based Treatment Helps Those With Cluster of Chronic Illnesses
10. Drug Abuse Treatment Rates on the Rise: U.S. Report
11. Case Western Reserve receives $10M to study retinal disease, develop new treatments
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Vein-Opening Treatment for MS Stirs Controversy
(Date:3/31/2015)... The legendary rock and roll band is ... North America, and dates for Van Halen presale tickets will ... many great hits during upcoming shows, and the musicians also ... Boulevard that will air on Jimmy Kimmel Live. It will ... featuring David Lee Roth. , Visit QueenBeeTickets.com to ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... (PRWEB) March 31, 2015 A new ... aid patients and family members who may have been ... pregnancy for morning sickness. The site was created in ... of GlaxoSmithKline in C.A. No. 11-10398-RWZ, filed with the ... Toronto Star reports that this case alleged that ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... NAPW honors ... Pharmacy Services, as a 2015 Professional Woman of ... prestigious distinction for leadership in business. As the ... the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, ... powerfully vibrant networking community with nearly 700,000 members ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... March 31, 2015 NAPW ... of Safe Hands Warm Hearts, as a 2015 Professional ... prestigious distinction for leadership in home health services. As ... spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association ... community with nearly 700,000 members and over 200 Local ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... Join local United Methodists as they Rethink Church ... to provide healthcare for the 512 students at Raise ... on Saturday, April 18, at 9 a.m. at Edwin ... Road in Nashville. , Raise the Roof Academy in ... medical care. The nearest clinic is a three-hour walk. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Van Halen Presale Tickets: QueenBeeTickets.com Kicks Off Van Halen Ticket Sales with Reduced Prices on Seats for the 2015 Concert Tour During This Week's Presales 2Health News:Robert Gardner Law Announces Resource Site for Patients Prescribed Zofran During Pregnancy 2Health News:National Association of Professional Women Announces Tamara Mitchell, Owner / Operator of Diamond Pharmacy Services, a 2015 Professional Woman of the Year 2Health News:National Association of Professional Women Announces Rachel L. Gregus, Manager / Co-Founder of Safe Hands Warm Hearts, a 2015 Professional Woman of the Year 2Health News:Hike2Heal and Rethink Church Raise Funds To Provide Healthcare for Ugandan Children with 3rd Annual Raise the Roof 5K on April 18 2
... ... the story of a David versus Goliath struggle raging in the West, joins ... release in New York City and in Los Angeles (August 7 - 13). ... as part of the Reel Impact series on Planet Green, a network of ...
... , , EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Aug. 4 Cambrex ... June 30, 2009. , , Highlights , ... the impact of foreign currency. Reported sales declined by 9.8% for the quarter. ... million in the same quarter last year (see attached table). , ...
... , , WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 4 ... global leader in enabling individuals to take charge of their ... health management, today announced that it intends to offer $150 ... Payment of the notes will be guaranteed by certain of ...
... issues may lead to unhealthy habits , TUESDAY, Aug. ... Afghanistan conflicts who have mental health problems such as ... for having cardiovascular disease risk factors, a new study ... with PTSD, a common mental health problem among veterans ...
... , , ORRVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 4 ... winners of the Crisco Live Smart, Cook Smarter Contest. ... Puritan (R) Canola Oil with Omega-3 DHA, one grand prize ... awarded $5,000 for kitchen makeovers. , , These five ...
... of cancer, parts of the genetic material of tumor cells ... kind of methyl labeling ranges among the epigenetic changes that ... labels are found particularly often in genes which act as ... do not know why healthy cells and cancer cells differ ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Premier of Split Estate at DocuWeeks 2009 to Call National Attention to Urban Drilling in New York and Los Angeles 2Health News:Premier of Split Estate at DocuWeeks 2009 to Call National Attention to Urban Drilling in New York and Los Angeles 3Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 2Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 3Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 4Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 5Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 6Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 7Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 8Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 9Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 10Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 11Health News:Cambrex Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results 12Health News:Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc. Announces Offering of $150 Million of Senior Notes 2Health News:Young Vets With PTSD More Prone to Heart Risk Factors 2Health News:Young Vets With PTSD More Prone to Heart Risk Factors 3Health News:Crisco(R) Announces the Crisco Live Smart, Cook Smarter Contest Winners 2Health News:Crisco(R) Announces the Crisco Live Smart, Cook Smarter Contest Winners 3Health News:Silenced genes as a warning sign of blood cancer 2
(Date:3/30/2015)... and ORANGEBURG, N.Y., March 30, 2015  Uroplasty, ... VSCI ) shareholders have voted at the ... to approve the previously announced agreement and plan ... "We are pleased with the outcome of today,s ... both shareholder groups for approving the merger agreement," ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... -- Rigrodsky & Long, P.A.: , Do you own ... , Did you purchase any of your shares prior ... proposed buyout price is too low? , Do you ... & Long, P.A. announces that it is investigating potential ... Inc. ("Auspex" or the "Company") (NASDAQ GM: ASPX ) ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... --Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/n6x9q9/marine ) ... Biotechnology - Global Strategic Business Report" report ... forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through ... for these markets. Market data and analytics are ... This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Marine ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Uroplasty and Vision-Sciences Shareholders Approve Merger Agreement 2Uroplasty and Vision-Sciences Shareholders Approve Merger Agreement 3Uroplasty and Vision-Sciences Shareholders Approve Merger Agreement 4AUSPEX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation Of Buyout 2Marine Biotechnology - Global Strategic Business Report 2015-2020: Polysaccharides from Marine Microalgae Holds Tremendous Potential 2Marine Biotechnology - Global Strategic Business Report 2015-2020: Polysaccharides from Marine Microalgae Holds Tremendous Potential 3Marine Biotechnology - Global Strategic Business Report 2015-2020: Polysaccharides from Marine Microalgae Holds Tremendous Potential 4Marine Biotechnology - Global Strategic Business Report 2015-2020: Polysaccharides from Marine Microalgae Holds Tremendous Potential 5Marine Biotechnology - Global Strategic Business Report 2015-2020: Polysaccharides from Marine Microalgae Holds Tremendous Potential 6Marine Biotechnology - Global Strategic Business Report 2015-2020: Polysaccharides from Marine Microalgae Holds Tremendous Potential 7
... airway bypass procedure to treat,advanced widespread emphysema, ... Lung Associates and the Chicago Chest Center recently ... for Emphysema) Trial to explore,an investigational treatment for ... a minimally invasive bronchoscopic procedure,designed to help patients ...
... ImQuest BioSciences, Inc.,announced today the publication of ... to investigate the efficacy and toxicity of a,series ... manuscript,published in the journal Antiviral Chemistry and Chemotherapy, ... based on compounds which,it licensed from Samjin Pharmaceutical ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Hope for Emphysema Sufferers: Clinical Trial That May Help Patients Breathe Easier Begins at Central DuPage Hospital 2Hope for Emphysema Sufferers: Clinical Trial That May Help Patients Breathe Easier Begins at Central DuPage Hospital 3Hope for Emphysema Sufferers: Clinical Trial That May Help Patients Breathe Easier Begins at Central DuPage Hospital 4ImQuest Publishes Results of Important Structure Activity Relationship Program on Dual Acting Pyrimidinediones 2
The Optima III 45 cm line of laparoscopic hand instruments is ideal for operative laparoscopic/endoscopic procedures or when a longer instrument is needed....
The Snap-In Snap-Out-II Tip Inserts offer a large variety of configurations....
The Optima III line of laparoscopic hand instruments provides a well-crafted set of instruments designed for strength and durability....
The Snap-In Snap-Out-II Tip Inserts offer a large variety of configurations....
Medicine Products: