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 continued to be less fatigued at the one-year mark, even improving slightly from where they were two months after surgery, he said.
People who saw the most benefit were those with the relapsing-remitting form of MS, in which periods of remission, when the person feels relatively good, are followed by MS flares, Dake said.
People with more aggressive or more advanced forms of MS, including primary and secondary progressive MS, reported about a 40 percent drop in fatigue two months after the surgery, but the effect did not last at the one-year mark, Dake said.
但是對於主要退化型以及次要退化型的MS病患而言，Dake was scheduled to present his findings this week at the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy in Miami Beach。
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Summary of the April 14 Web forum "CCSVI and what it could mean to people living with MS," hosted by the National MS Society and the American Academy of Neurology with Dr. Paolo Zamboni, Dr. Robert Zivadinov, Dr. Andrew Common and Dr. Aaron Miller. View the recording, read the transcript (pdf)