Create Account | Sign In: Author or Forum

 
News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Opinion  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter    
 
Category: Neurology | Pathology | Journal

Back to Journal Articles

Cerebrospinal Drainage Not Tied to Multiple Sclerosis

Last Updated: February 11, 2011.

 

Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency is not linked to multiple sclerosis onset

Share |

Comments: (0)

Tell-a-Friend

 

  Related
 
There does not appear to be a cause-effect relationship between chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency and the onset of multiple sclerosis, according to a study published in the January issue of the Annals of Neurology.

FRIDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- There does not appear to be a cause-effect relationship between chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) and the onset of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published in the January issue of the Annals of Neurology.

Claudio Baracchini, M.D., from the University of Padua School of Medicine in Italy, and colleagues examined whether CCSVI was a possible cause of MS. Fifty patients who presented with clinically isolated syndromes and dissemination in space of the inflammatory lesions, suggestive of MS, underwent diagnostic tests, including extracranial and transcranial venous echo-color Doppler sonography (ECDS-TCDS). Patients with CCSVI also had selective venography.

The researchers found that the TCDS was normal in all of the possible MS patients, but 52 percent had one or more abnormal ECDS finding. Sixteen percent of patients fulfilled the diagnosis of CCSVI. Seven of these patients underwent selective phlebography but did not show any venous abnormalities.

"In conclusion, CCSVI is an infrequent condition in pMS [possible MS]; indeed, 84 percent of the patients with pMS did not have it. Moreover, a perfectly normal venous TCDS in all our pMS patients strongly indicates that even in those few patients with a CCSVI pattern the extracranial venousanomalies do not influence cerebral venous hemodynamics," the authors write.

Several of the researchers on this study disclosed financial relationships with pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis, and Merck-Serono.

Abstract
Full Text

Copyright © 2011 HealthDay. All rights reserved.


Previous: Sagittal Balance Not Improved With Anterior Lumbar Support Next: Childhood Obesity Tied to Screen Time, School Lunches

Reader comments on this article are listed below. Review our comments policy.


Submit your opinion:

Name:

Email:

Location:

URL:

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Useful Sites
MediLexicon
  Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us
Copyright © 2001-2014
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME | Conferences

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.