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Treating Clogged Veins Improves MS - New Research
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Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff posted:
A new study shows MS patients feel better after having balloon angioplasty to clear blockages from veins in their neck and chest.

Treating Clogged Veins Improves MS

This article sites mixed results. One expert warns "This is not ready for prime time".

We are interested to hear from those of you living with MS, what are your thoughts about this research?

Elizabeth
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hackwriter responded:
In general, I urge MS patients to read carefully and put aside any hype that is expressed within a study article. A reputable study uses a large, randomized sample, with double-blind placebo-controlled methods that produce repeatable results.

Please apply these standards to every study you read.

Bear in mind that any study involving RRMS patients includes subjects whose disease has as a characteristic unpredictable periods of remission. This phenomenon of remission greatly complicates even the highest quality studies that show promising results.

Kim


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