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Old 09-01-2010, 03:28 PM
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CCSVI Treatment study approved by NIH

Dr. Mehta's (He's in Albany, NY)

"Study to Evaluate Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) in Multiple Sclerosis Patients"

has been approved by, a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

This is a large-scale, multispecialty, double-blind, randomized venoplasty treatment trial.

They started recruiting this morning, they are looking for 600 participants

Old 09-01-2010, 08:57 PM
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very interesting. Wish Canada would do something like this.
Not dx yet, had symptoms now for 4 years. First Neuro App was August 5,10.MRI DEC 8,2010 Finally done. Original MRI was for July 4,2011
Old 09-02-2010, 09:01 AM
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It's a large study so it should answer a lot of questions, especially from those of us who are skeptical.
“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” Ernest Hemingway
Diagnosed 1979
Old 09-02-2010, 10:55 AM
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Finally... Some action

I think that this is great news, a huge step forward. Perhaps we'll all get some definate answers. And bonus, its proposed end date seems reasonable. I hope that they are able to maintain their timeline. I wonder why PPMS'ers are excluded from this trial?
All the best,
Old 09-02-2010, 11:25 AM
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This is the first one to be approved by both a hospital IRB and the NIH

There are several more pending approval, and now that the first one is public knowledge, it should speed the approval process for the rest...

think of it as a Jr high school dance, no one will dance till someone else dances first, and now we have the first couple on the floor
Old 09-02-2010, 11:27 AM
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It's great to see this study start recruiting. But I think something should be pointed out - this study hasn't been "approved" by NIH (nor does it need to be), and NIH is not running the study.

The website is a registry run by NIH, in collaboration with the FDA. It simply lists clinical studies they may be happening, the world over. But all information and updates are provided by the sponsors or investigators.
Old 09-02-2010, 04:22 PM
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Yes I stand corrected....this the first study to get hospital IRB approval


The second study has just been announced with IRB approval

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Founded by Neurologist Dr David Hubbard

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