CCSVI as the Cause of Multiple Sclerosis: The Science Behind the Controversial Theory

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Changes are occurring in the multiple sclerosis community. The disease, which has always been considered autoimmune in nature, may be related to vascular problems, in which circulation in the cerebrospinal system is impaired, thereby preventing the proper drainage of venous blood from the brain. This timely book includes a history of MS, an explanation of autoimmunity, and examines the recent research relating to this new theory of MS and how the venous model compares to the standard model of the disease. It also...

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Overview

Changes are occurring in the multiple sclerosis community. The disease, which has always been considered autoimmune in nature, may be related to vascular problems, in which circulation in the cerebrospinal system is impaired, thereby preventing the proper drainage of venous blood from the brain. This timely book includes a history of MS, an explanation of autoimmunity, and examines the recent research relating to this new theory of MS and how the venous model compares to the standard model of the disease. It also offers practical suggestions for people with MS who wish to seek evaluation and possible treatment under the new model, as well as a chapter detailing experiences of some people who were recently treated. This is a valuable addition to the literature on coping with MS.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786460380
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/8/2011
  • Series: McFarland Health Topics
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Marie A. Rhodes is a registered nurse and has MS. She was the second person treated for CCSVI in the U.S. She is on the volunteer patient board for CCSVI Alliance, a non profit organization working to advance understanding of this treatment. Elaine A. Moore has worked in hospital laboratories for more than 30 years, primarily in immunohematology and toxicology. She is a freelance medical writer and laboratory consultant. For more information, visit her website at www.elaine-moore.com . She lives in Sedalia, Colorado.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword E. Mark Haacke 1

Preface-How to Use This Book 3

Introduction 5

1 The Politics of Change 9

2 Multiple Sclerosis: History and Epidemiology 31

3 The Immune System and Autoimmunity in MS 57

4 CCSVI Theory: MS as a Vascular Disease 82

5 Evidence of Venous Changes in Multiple Sclerosis 106

6 Endovascular Treatment: The "Liberation" Procedure 134

7 Patient Stories 167

8 Resources 188

Appendix: Understanding the Haacke Imaging Protocol Report 203

Glossary 213

References 223

Index 243

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  • Posted May 25, 2011

    A must read for anyone with MS! You gotta buy this book!

    Do you have Multiple Sclerosis or have a family member or friend with MS? You need to get this book! It is quickly becoming the BIBLE of Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI), a new treatable condition being found in many patients, also suffering with MS. Marie Rhodes, a registered nurse and the second patient treated in the U.S. for her CCSVI, (at Stanford University in 2009) has written a compelling book, like no other MS book on the market today. The CCSVI connection to MS was discovered by Dr. Paulo Zamboni, a vascular surgeon in Ferrara Italy, whose wife was suffering with MS. For many years in it's early beginnings, MS was thought to be a vascular disease. Marie, through Dr. Zamboni's research, concisely helps us understand why MS is NOT an auto-immune disease, but rather a vascular condition, attributed to poor blood drainage from the brain. Scientifically based, it is still easy to understand for layman and even cognitively impaired MS patients. Marie takes you through the history of MS, up to the present day and ongoing controversy between researchers, doctors and patients, all trying to figure out how CCSVI fits into the MS equation. Wonderful stories by pioneering MS patients and their caregivers, including the author. Their passion and determination drove CCSVI out hands of researchers and into the mainstream through the faced paced world of the internet and social media. With this simple angioplasty surgery being performed in many countries around the world, sometimes with dramatic results, CCSVI is quickly changing the face of what we have known MS to be. But there is still much to learn about the connection between CCSVI and MS. This book will help you on your way to understanding the connection between the two. The price is higher than I wanted, but I bought it without hesitation, and it was well worth every penny. I plan on passing it around to all my friends and am recommending it to everyone with MS. CCSVI is dramatically changing quality of life for many MS patients and I am one of them! CCSVI has given me my life back and has empowered me to make my own decisions about my healthcare. I want to help other MS'ers learn about this so they can get their life back too! I really can't recommend it highly enough A++++++ Thanks Marie! Nicki Sarasota, FL.

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  • Posted May 9, 2011

    A must read for anyone interested in Multiple Sclerosis!!

    This well written book helps doctors and patients understand the important connection of venous insufficiency and Multiple Sclerosis. An indispensable resource for anyone living with MS.

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