Sunday, October 28, 2012

Dr Hubbard's response to the 10-28-12 NY Times article "The Zamboni Effect. A controversial 'Cure' for MS"

“The Zamboni Effect. A Controversial ‘Cure’ for M.S”  tells a bitter-sweet tale of four MS patients, Devin, Jeff, Elena and Adam, their families’ efforts to bring new light and hope to a mean and miserable disease, and the demeaning response of neurologists. Devin is my son and I am a neurologist, trained at Yale, Stanford, and Einstein where I was chief-resident in 1982.  When he was diagnosed with MS I consulted my neurology colleagues, studied the research literature and concluded that the orthodox explanation – immune T cells were attacking normal myelin – was false, and that the $40,000/year drugs that disable T cells offered little hope.  My wife Arlene found Jeff’s wife Joan on her Facebook site where she had compiled a massive library of research on MS and in particular the research publications of Zamboni, a vascular surgeon at the University of Ferrara.  Zamboni’s wife Elena had been diagnosed a decade earlier and since then he had rediscovered and re-invigorated a different explanation - abnormal venous drainage from the brain and spinal cord causing inflammation and damage to the myelin-making cells around the small veins.   Joan reached out to a courageous vascular surgeon at Stanford who found obstructions in Jeff’s jugular veins and opened them with balloon catheters inserted though the femoral vein in the thigh.  Today we are good friends; we have a new medical society, the International Society of NeuroVascular Disease, and several charitable foundations including CCSVI Alliance, the Annette Funicello Research Fund and our own Hubbard Foundation.

The hostile and demeaning response from the neurologists is the underlying theme of the NYT story and its subtitle, “just experiencing the power of suggestion?”  Neurologists stopped the Stanford surgeon from continuing his research and have lined up for a law suit against him. A Cleveland Clinic neurologist says “it offers false hope.”  A Dutch neurologist is quoted saying my own review of 259 cases published this year in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology has zero scientific value; he apparently also told the reporter he believes MS complaints are mostly “psychological.”  The FDA announced last May that any researcher on venoplasty must apply for their approval (our Foundation has done so).  The story begins and ends with Adam whose brother Chris is a neurologist at Yale.  Chris is quoted as saying “It’s one of the saddest and most outrageous stories of scientific misconduct,” provocative language against authors of peer-reviewed scientific journals challenging the status quo.  I found some publications by Adam’s brother on cocaine dependence, but none on MS (his website states he specializes in Botox for headaches). When learning that a fellow MS patient was seeing his brother,  Adam says, “poor guy,” echoing the feeling of many patients who have stopped seeing  neurologists..

Here’s what we say to patients and their families: consult a vascular specialist to investigate your blood flow/perfusion; consult an integrative medicine specialist to investigate inflammation and toxins, but above all, don’t let the neurologists get you down!

 

55 comments:

  1. Thank you, Dr. Hubbard--a trustworthy, open-minded neurologist! I tried to understand when my neurologist said he needed more scientific evidence before "approving" of this treatment for MS but became infuriated at the lack of scientific curiosity displayed by the neurology community. It was aggravating that they weren't open to any possible treatment other than drugs, especially with someone like me who is secondary/progressive and did not qualify for any of the "approved" treatments. Their expressed concern about safety made no sense--venoplasty has been used for other medical conditions for decades. Luckily, I did my own risk/benefit analysis and have greatly improved my quality of life after venoplasty for CCSVI!

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    1. "Per fortuna, ho fatto la mia propria analisi dei rischi / benefici ed hanno migliorato grandemente la qualità della mia vita dopo venoplasty per CCSVI!" : E sicuramente molto meglio se, almeno sei mesi prima della PTA , l'organismo sangue fosse stato disintossicato da farmaci e con alimentazione ad hoc, per aumentare elastina e collagene ; Dottor Hubbard :" ECCO CIÒ CHE DICIAMO AI PAZIENTI E ALLE LORO FAMIGLIE: CONSULTARE UNO SPECIALISTA VASCOLARE PER STUDIARE IL FLUSSO DI SANGUE / PERFUSIONE, CONSULTARE UN MEDICO MEDICINA INTEGRATIVA PER INDAGARE L'INFIAMMAZIONE E LE TOSSINE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, MA SOPRATTUTTO, NON LASCIATE CHE I NEUROLOGI CHE SCENDERE! "

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    2. (Google translation) "Luckily, I did my own analysis of the risks / benefits and have greatly improved my quality of life after venoplasty for CCSVI!" : And certainly much better if at least six months before the PTA, the body blood had been detoxified from drugs and feed ad hoc, to increase collagen and elastin, Dr. Hubbard: "THIS IS WHAT WE SAY TO PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES: CONSULT A SPECIALIST FOR VASCULAR STUDY THE FLOW OF BLOOD / pERFUSION, CONSULT A DOCTOR MEDICINE NOTES!! iNVESTIGATE FOR INFLAMMATION AND TOXINS!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!, BUT ABOVE ALL, DO NOT LET THAT GO DOWN neurologists. "My link on FB:
      https://www.facebook.com/notes/francesco-paolo-ruggieri/polvere-bianca-del-guscio-di-ostrica-e-madreperla/386245404722275?ref=notif&notif_t=like

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    3. Lori,I am a secondary-progressive ms patient as well, was curious as to what your symptoms were and how they were helped by CCSVI treatment??

      Thanks

      Kendall

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    4. Kendall, sorry for such a late response, but I don't know how Google+ works and did not see your question until now.

      I wanted the treatment mainly to see if it would improve my bladder frequency/urgency and it did NOT--but the improvements I did get are wonderful! I used to have terrible balance/equilibrium and could only walk inside my apartment while hanging onto the walls or heavy pieces of furniture--the night of my treatment, I got up in the middle of the night and could walk to the bathroom without hanging on to anything--total shock and it has maintained!

      I used to have severe drop-foot on my right side and couldn't point/flex my foot very much--within a few days after treatment, it was much improved and is close to normal now, 29 months later. I had extreme heat-intolerance and could only have lukewarm, sit-down showers but after treatment I have become a constant user of hotttubs. I used to feel sick/light-headed when turning my head in any direction but no problems since treatment. I have not had any "behind-the-left-eye MS headaches", that I used to get almost every week, since treatment.

      Those are the main improvements, many other little things noticed as well--can sing lyrics of songs again that made me tongue-tied before, don't spastically kick my leg out when I get lightly tapped, my emotions aren't erratic with huge highs and lows, and others that I can't think of right now.

      I'm certainly not 100% but so much more mobile and HAPPY! I'm working very hard to keep my blood flowing--swimming every day! Thrilled to have taken some burdens off my husband!

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  2. Thank you for writing such a strong response and for fighting the good fight! You've done so much for me and for all of us and your continuing support helps to keep me strong.

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  3. Thank you Dr. Hubbard! We appreciate all that you are doing for us! - Denise

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  4. Thanks so much Dr Hubbard for being so informative, professional and compassionate about MS patients and this whole issue!

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  5. Thank you so much Dr. Hubbard for your families' continued hard work with MS, CCSVI and blood flow. You have made a huge impact on the lives of so many of us suffering with MS. If we could just clone you, and take your "open and thinking out of the box mind" to train all the many other neuros with their head in the sand, we might really make some progress in learning the truth about this terrible disease. You are a force of nature and I will always be grateful to you for opening your neurological mind to new ideas and to Arlene for pushing you!

    God bless you both and keep up the great work!

    Nicki Watts

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  6. Thank you so much for your dedicated work and support. It continues to inspire so many.

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  7. Thanks for EVERYTHING! You were meant to do this work. Love you guys for all you do for us!

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  8. Many thanks to the Hubbard family, who keep fighting for the truth on behalf of all MS'ers and their families. I'm sure Dr. Hubbard will be criticized by his peers for speaking out, however I hope he knows just how much he is appreciated here in Canada for keeping the hope alive.

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  9. Thank You Dr Hubbard. Did it in June, 2010 and I'm far better than before. Kepp fighting for us, please. Thank You again.

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  10. Thank you for persevering. This heel dragging, obstructing and infighting of the neurologists---and politicians, in Canada---is causing untold suffering. We need good, available treatment to restore blood flow!!

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  11. Please edit your response to not be all in upper-case characters. VERY difficult to read. http://www.webdesign.org/web-design-basics/design-principles/3-reasons-not-to-use-uppercase.2633.html

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  12. Thank you for your comments, Dr. Hubbard. I had the CCSVI procedure on Feb. 10, 2012 and immediately felt more alert and energetic. Unfortunately, these effects only lasted for three months.I would have the procedure again, but am hoping that my Ontario Canadian health plan will at least subsidize a portion of the fee, and allow the CCSVI procedure to be performed in Canada.
    Monica,59,MS for about 40 years

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    1. Placebo. Save your monies for a stem cell procedure.

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    2. A Tony Fonda :(Google translation Italian - English) A Tony Fonda: poor super doped intoxicated by drugs and poisons, if it was the MIRACLE PLACEBO SURELY, TO DATE, NO N € UROLOGIST DRUG AND BE ABLE TO DO SO AND BEN IS A PLACEBO EFFECT WITHOUT DRUGS! SIN THAT TODAY, WE HAVE NO N € UROLOGIST THOUGHT! DO NOT WANT!! And SAPPI THE CCSVI NOT BE MA SM SM THE PARAMETERS OF CCSVI OR BETTER OR BAD BAD VEINS CIRCULATION HEAD HEART THAT IN TIME CENTELLINANTE DETERMINES MANY MULTIPLE DISEASES FROM MIGRAINE IN VARIOUS CANCERS AND RARE DISEASES THAT THE CURRENT MEDICAL RESEARCH groping, EVEN FOR INTENTIONALLY bussin € $ DRUGS, MORE IN THE DARK 'EVER! WHILE THE CCSVI HAS SHOWN AND CLOSED THE CIRCLE OF BLOOD CIRCULATION RIVER POWER SOURCE CELL BODY ALONG WITH THE DETOXIFICATION BLOOD RIVER POWER CELLS OF BEST HEALTH LONGEVITY '. ALL THIS BE VERY OBVIOUS FROM PTA HEREIN, ALL IN PATIENTS WHO HAVE ALWAYS REFUSED DRUGS POISONS, ACCELERATORS DISEASE MULTIPLE SOURCES AND HAVE NOT CHARGED WITH JUNK FOOD DRINKS. CCSVI and MS be new disease that has challenged many medical specialties, much research and many useless corrupt corrupt, starting with many political parties, governments quantities of food slaves vittim of Cas € € € Farmac utich €. As regards the procedure for the same potential stem cells may be useful and practical if upstream, it detoxifies the body and blood after PTA for body blood like a fertile seed sown in fertile ground and not ground or DESERT ill intoxicated that THE void in toto!
      My link on FB:
      https://www.facebook.com/francescopaolo.ruggieri


      ( Italy ) povero super dopato intossicato da farmaci veleni e, ammesso e non concesso il MIRACOLO PLACEBO SICURAMENTE , AD OGGI, NESSUN N€UROLOGO E FARMACO ESSERE RIUSCITO A FARE TANTO E, BEN VENGA UN EFFETTO PLACEBO SENZA FARMACI !! PECCATO CHE AD OGGI, NESSUN N€UROLOGO CI ABBIA PENSATO ! NON TI PARE!!! E SAPPI CHE LA CCSVI NON ESSERE SM MA ESSERE SM NEI PARAMETRI DELLA CCSVI O MEGLIO CATTIVA O PESSIMA CIRCOLAZIONE VENE TESTA CUORE CHE, NEL TEMPO CENTELLINANTE, DETERMINA TANTE MALATTIE MULTIPLE, DALLA EMICRANIA AI TUMORI VARI E MALATTIE RARE CHE LA MEDICINA RICERCA ATTUALE BRANCOLA , ANCHE VOLUTAMENTE PER BUSSIN€$ FARMACI, NEL BUIO PIU' ASSOLUTO !! MENTRE LA CCSVI HA EVIDENZIATO E CHIUSO IL CERCHIO DELLA CIRCOLAZIONE SANGUE FIUME ALIMENTATORE CELLULE ORGANISMO FONTE, INSIEME ALLA DISINTOSSICAZIONE SANGUE FIUME ALIMENTATORE CELLULE, DI MIGLIOR SALUTE LONGEVITA'. TUTTO QUESTO ESSERE MOLTO EVIDENTE, DA PTA IN POI, IN TUTTI I MALATI CHE HANNO SEMPRE RIFIUTATO I FARMACI VELENI, FONTI DI ACCELERATORI MALATTIE MULTIPLE E NON ESSERSI ALIMENTATI CON ALIMENTI BEVANDE SPAZZATURA . La CCSVI essere nuova patologia e non SM che ha messo in crisi tante specializzazioni mediche, tanta ricerca inutile e tanti corruttori corrotti , a cominciare da tantissimi governi partiti politici foraggiati schiavi vittim€ delle Cas€ Farmac€utich€ . Per quanto riguarda la procedura di potenziali cellule staminali le stesse, potranno essere utili e funzionali se a monte, si disintossica lo organismo sangue e dopo PTA per organismo sangue fertile come per un seme seminato in terreno fertile e non in DESERTO o terreno malato intossicato che LE annullerebbe in toto! https://www.facebook.com/francescopaolo.ruggieri

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  13. Thank you Dr. Hubbard for standing up for the MS-patients, used as cash cows for the pharmaindustry.

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  14. Bravo! Dr Hubbard,

    Time for them to explain again the justification for marketing immunological drugs with horrible side effects to treat a condition they have not proven exists.

    LaFemmeMSketeer

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  15. what a hoax Hubart and shame on you for fuelling it.

    Remember the Hippocratic Oath?

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    1. Tony, what a silly thing to say. We all know that when blood flow is impeded, it often has devastating consequences, such as heart attack, stroke,etc.

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    2. and? how do you make the link to MS?

      Wake-up people and make sure your taking your DMD religiously.

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    3. What are you afraid of Tony, do you work for big pharma. or are you a Neurologist?

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    4. I am afraid of the absurdity.

      I am an accountant with MS

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    5. e sei un ragioniere pessimo con la SM che ti ha offuscato , dopo decenni di farmaci veleni, la tua mente psiche spirito anima sclerotizzati, in corpore malato .

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    6. Tony, your fear is heard. But you need to do your own research, then you will find that Dr. Hubbard speaks not only from his heart but from a great amount of research also. There are 2 conditions here, MS and CCSVI. Let's keep them separate as we learn their corralation, if any. This is Bev Bentley wishing you well.

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  16. Thank you Dr. Hubbard.

    My son had the procedure done a couple of years ago, but unfortunately did very little for him. Still, it has benefited many, and should be made available to all who want to try it. I have tried everything since my son was diagnosed over 15 years ago, and want the choice to keep trying new things as they surface. If there is a chance that something will work for him, I want to try it in hope that it will be the one. Nobody should have the right to take away that hope!

    Unfortunately it all comes down to dollars and cents - as long as the neurologists and pharmaceutical companies stand to make a buck, they will oppose anything that will give the sufferer a chance to possibly get better.

    With respect to your comment Tony Fonda about the Hippocratic Oath, I remind you that part of that oath says: "I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone. I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel." - are the neurologists that are prescribing drugs to MS patients with such side-effects such as death keeping this Oath?


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    1. judgement is called clinical trials.
      That's what a Neuro has to follow.

      Real science Paula. A shame your son was exposed to unnecessary risk.

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    2. If you put your faith in clinical trials you need to read the book Tarnished Gold by Steve Hickey. And the recent article about published scientific study: http://bit.ly/S7khgR

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  18. This is a brilliant reply to the negatively biased article. It is obvious that the writer had done some research but was heavily influence by the orthodox medical view and the spurious recommendations of the FDA which was prompted by the views of neurologists. One day enough people will see through this.

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  19. just out of curiosity, are you a Creationist?
    Do you believe in the moon landing?

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  20. The link, CCSVI, a venous insuffiency.The symptoms are similar to that of M.S.

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  21. Thank you for your response Dr. Hubbard. CCSVI is not thinking outside the box, it has removed the box completely! Had I kept listening to my neurologist & following his "try-this-toxic-drug" plan, I would most certainly be in a wheelchair now. Treating my CCSVI over two years ago gave me my life back! Integrative medicine deals with the underlying causes. Pure common sense! I guess those with their minds locked in "old ways" of thinking inside a box do not have the luxury of vision. I understand the naysayers ego reaction & feel sorry for them. Freedom of thought is a much more effective way of living!

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  22. Kev Campbell of www.vital-now.org
    I'm not even going to reply to Tony Fonda who clearly has 'some axe' to grind but he does so with such an ignorance, he only makes the case for ' Non-reinforcement.
    Re the NYT thingy;
    Although Mr Tulwhich has some positive writing on Venous Insufficency, he is clearly not a medical journalist or his historical research would have included reference to actual, factual material such as Tracy Putnam's (c.1937)work ligation of dogs' veins which showed a direct causal relationship to demeylination, or Fog's work in the 1970's.
    It is obvious a journalist's primary task is to prepare an article to sell to a mgazine or paper as opposed to the pursuance of human rights or circulation of clinical data. Thus it is the duty of the Editorial Departments to ensure that content is correct and complete; the quoting of Zamboni;
    "It's unethical to offer a treatment wheb it's at an experimental phase." fails to mention that he also stated that "in cases a where the quality of life is severely affected... then it (venoplasty)should be given on compassionate grounds"
    Finally, a reference to the WHO's directives under the 'Declaration of Helsinki' clarifying that "If a doctor thinks a procedure MAY improve a patient's condition or alleviate suffering, then they have the right and the duty to offer even unproven treatments" so clearly denial on basis of 'not proven fles in the face of ethical responsibility.
    I finish with the request that people make an effort to refer to 'Venous Insufficieny' as the condition rather than MS - merely the vastly varying set of neural damage/symptoms purely dependant on the anatomical location of venous malfunction.
    Thanks Dr Hubbard and lol to you, Arlene and Devin.

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  23. Thank you very, very much Dr. Hubbard for speaking up and out!

    For nay sayers ... there must be a lot at stake for them to be criticizing to the point of dissing you Dr. Hubbard. I apologize for these kind of people ... Big Pharma must have them in a huge strangle hold. As well as narrow minds keep them on the road of ineffective drugs and nothing towards a non drug route.

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  24. (Google translation Italian - English) thanks to her dr. David Hubbard, for having first transposed understood that the MS and the MS but not only, all multiple illnesses, but not be autoimmune diseases, diseases due, not only to poor blood circulation, especially veins head heart or CCSVI, but also from blood poisoning, as well as misalignment vertebrae, contributing factors in the formations of mechanical stenosis secondary arteries and veins vagus nerve which, with their relative misalignment causes the crushing, causing bad blood circulation. My link on FB:www.facebook.com/notes/francesco-paolo-ruggieri/polvere-bianca-del-guscio-di-ostrica-e-madreperla/386245404722275?ref=notif&notif_t=like


    ( Italy )Un grazie per aver per primo capito recepito che la SM e non solo la SM ma, tutte le malattie multiple, non essere malattie autoimmuni ma, malattie dovute, non solo alla cattiva circolazione sangue, in modo particolare vene testa cuore o CCSVI, ma anche da intossicazione sangue , oltre a disallineamento vertebre, concause nelle formazioni meccaniche di stenosi vene arterie secondarie e nervo vago che, con il loro disallineamento provocano il relativo schiacciamento, provocando cattiva circolazione sangue.

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  25. Thanks to you Dr. Hubbard for helping to push this research along! It took me 3 procedures, but I'd never look back at that... super happy with the results/positive changes I have experienced.

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  26. (Google Translate-English Italy) .... "I have voluntarily INTERRUPTED The Other Cure, Why They made more harm than good."

    Why then Zamboni is so criticized, even rejected AISM?

    'Of course, there are the interests of the pharmaceutical companies that want to earn. If people are not well spent. I was the representative of Ferrara patients Aism. I also went to Rome to speak at conferences. They told me: 'Zamboni is a charlatan', 'is crazy'. I said, 'How can you have the truth in your pocket? Come and see me. 'But the association is always inventing an excuse, they said it was a placebo effect. "

    Daniel Modica;

    "I, the first man cured of care Zamboni" - Il Resto Del Carlino - Ferrara
    www.ilrestodelcarlino.it
    Gabriel, Multiple Sclerosis, "I was 100% disabled, now I go to mushrooms' of

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  27. (Google Translator Italy-English) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=0yn9yDQSURc # t = 32s; HEAR HEAR!:
    THE BIG IDEA WORLD "COPERNICANA_GALILELIANA": "THE CCSVI yet MUOVE_GIRA ... YES!" And ... HOW IS MOVING! AS AN EARTHQUAKE, LOGIC AND EXPECTED ALWAYS WITH NUMBERS REALI_ESPONENZIALI_LOGICI_SCONTATI_ANTI_BUSSIN € € € $ $ $ _POT RI_M € € € DICINA_POLITICA_R religious aspects.
    THEREFORE REPORTED, the judiciary!, DIRECTORS OF PUBLIC HOSPITALS THAT DO NOT ALLOW THE angiologists interventional MAKE THE PTA, THE SICK OF MS Sclerosis mutipla!
    By Maria Teresa Tattoli: Prof. THE Simonetti OF Tor Vergata, Rome! "The STENOSIS! I should be treated REGARDLESS OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! ". It 'something so trivial and obvious, that only a doctor in bad faith can think of not having to treat CCSVI because it has nothing to do with MS.
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    Paolo Francesco Ruggieri MA, add, restenosis ANNOUNCED FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF AT 47% AT LEAST SIX MONTHS BEFORE THE PTA, 'Angiologist interventionist IN SYNERGY WITH NUTRIFITOTERAPSTA, OMOTOSSICOLOGO SHOULD BE detoxify the ORGANISMO_SANGUE FOR, BREAK DOWN THE RESTENOSI_ANNUNCIATE, BEST PTA MIGLIORAMENTI_TEMPO PIU'VELOCI_EVIDENTI: PTA_MIRACOLO, EVEN WITH SMALL IMPROVEMENTS BUT MORE 'DURATURI_TEMPO.
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    Paolo Francesco Ruggieri I forgot to add that, in practice non-existent today to 98% in Italian hospitals, any type of surgery, not urgent, must always be carried out organismo_sangue detoxified!

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  28. Thank you Dr. Hubbard for being open to other possibilities and wiilling to go against popular theory. I was part of your study and while I have digressed somewhat I'm still significantly better than before the procedure. Before the procedure I could barely stay awake for longer than four hours at a time. When I was awake I hated talking to people because it took so much brain power to answer simple questions. I was mentally exhausted, zombie like is how I described it to my husband. Today when I am awake I'm mentally awake as well. I don't mind social interaction as I did because it is not as draining. I am able to stay awake for most of the day though I sometimes take a 1-2 ht nap. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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  29. (continued from previous post) I was cut off before I could mention the most important part. I am able to spend more quality time with my five year old daughter. She brings me so much joy. I don't feel like an absentee mother anymore!

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  30. Thanks for great information you write it very clean. I am very lucky to get this tips from you..
    Treatment for CCSVI

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  31. Dr. Hubbard;
    Your thoughtful, diplomatic, and expert based response to the NYT article was a relief to read. You speak for so many of us that have experienced the direct positive results of CCSVI treatment, but no heavy hitting credentials to sway politics perpetrated by the Neurology community, Pharma, FDA, etc. Perhaps, like the emperor's new clothes that cloak MS with ineffective expensive drugs, the evidence will never dress down the afore mentioned old guard's outdated stronghold. CCSVI should simply become the first treatment of choice for those whose MRI 's are diagnosed with lesions in the brain! ?!

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  32. God bless you and your family for speaking up Dr Hubbard! thank you...
    Marie Rhodes RN
    ccsvibook.com

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  33. Dr. Hubbard and Arlene, this is Bev Bentley, here in Vancouver Canada. Without you and Joan Beal and Dr. Dake and Dr. Haacke and Dr. Siskin and of course our own Dr. Sandy McDonald and Dr. Code and Marie Rhodes and Christopher Alkenbrack and sooo many others, we Canadians would never get treated for CCSVI. God Bless you for speaking up and for caring for all of us!!! Please never give up because we have so little hope of getting help in Canada. Thank God the USA and Poland and other countries have doctors able to move forward as studies continue. I have HOPE.

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  34. Dr. Hubbard, we in Canada do have Dr. Kirsty Duncan MP and Nobel Prize winner and Senator Jane Cordy speaking for us in our Parliament. However, to date we still cannot get passed the Neuros here. This is so completely devastating to us. But with your help and their hard work we will get treated someday in our own country. THANK YOU AGAIN. I have HOPE.

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  36. Hi Tony. I, too, am an accountant. What you would call a CPA.

    I have had PPMS for 15 years now. I have had CCSVI Treatment but it did me no good. This was not a surprise; most PPMS patients do not receive relief. But I had to try. I hate MS.

    In my opinion, CCSVI Treatment does help some, people some of the time, for some amount of time – but not for the reasons put forth by those who believe in CCSVI as one of the conditions that causes MS.

    I believe the cause of MS is not a dysfunctional immune system, nor is it CCSVI. MS is caused by a pathogen – a “germ”, a blood parasite similar to malaria, which has evolved with us for so long that our immune systems think this parasite is normal human tissue.

    This pathogen (named “protomyxoa rheumatica” by its discoverer, Dr. Steven Fry) tends to coagulate in the blood, forming communities (called biofilms), and in general clogs up our bloodstream. It causes chronic inflammation which manifests itself as MS, or any other number of diseases from ALS to diabetes.

    Sometimes it results in the narrowing of veins draining the blood from the central nervous system back to the heart. This narrowing can result in CCSVI, which in turn may trigger MS. CCSVI is thus an aggravating symptom, not a primary cause.

    This explains the confusing results regarding CCSVI Treatment. Treating CCSVI may immediately result in symptom relief, but since the protomyxoa rheumatica still exists, the relief may be temporary, and restenosis will occur.

    Protomyxoa rheumatica may be spread by mosquitos or ticks. (Does lyme disease sound familiar?) Diet is extremely important. Eat no fat. (Does the Swank diet sound familiar?) Vitamin D is very important. The pathogen dislikes heat. (There is little MS in the tropics.)

    For your reference:

    http://www.iadvocatehealth.org/protozoal_infection0.aspx
    http://www.betterhealthguy.com/joomla/blog/243-dr-stephen-fry-on-fl1953
    http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/lyme-challenges-discussions/general-support/3795686-questions-about-protomyxzoa-rheumatica
    http://www.wellsphere.com/lyme-disease-article/protomyxzoa-rheumatica-implicated-in-chronic-illnesses/1703389

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