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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Controversial MS Theory Flops Again

Ultrasound and MRI scans in 100 multiple sclerosis patients and 100 healthy age- and sex-matched controls failed to show any abnormalities consistent with the chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) theory, Canadian researchers said.

"We found no evidence of reflux, stenosis, or blockage in the internal jugular veins or vertebral veins in any study participant," wrote Ian W. Rodger, BSc, PhD, of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and colleagues online in PLoS ONE, which "provides compelling evidence against the involvement of CCSVI in multiple sclerosis.


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