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Editor's E-Note
In 2011, the idea of using angioplasty to relieve symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) generated huge buzz in the MS community and among interventional radiologists. That buzz has quieted significantly as further research, discussed in this month’s E-News Exclusive, largely has failed to corroborate the theorized link between chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency and MS. Some patients have reported symptom relief from treatment, and controlled studies are under way to better assess that benefit.

— Jim Knaub, editor
E-News Exclusive
New Research Breaks Link Between CCSVI and MS
By Jim Knaub

A well-controlled blinded Canadian study strongly disputes the link between narrowed neck veins and multiple sclerosis (MS) by reporting similar rates of narrowing among MS patients and unrelated healthy controls.

“The hypothesis that venous narrowings have a role in the cause of multiple sclerosis is unlikely, since the prevalence of venous narrowings is similar in people with the disease, unaffected siblings, and unrelated healthy controls on catheter venography,” wrote the authors of a study published this month in The Lancet. “Narrowing of more than 50% was recorded in almost 75% of the study population (cases and controls) on catheter venography, which supports the contention that venous narrowing is a common anatomical variant.”

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Worth Repeating
“With improvement in ultrasound technology, we are able to detect and visualize pregnancies at a very early age. These guidelines represent a consensus that will balance the use of ultrasound and the time needed to ensure that an early pregnancy is not falsely diagnosed as nonviable. There should be no rush to diagnose a miscarriage; more time and more information will improve accuracy and hopefully eliminate misdiagnosis.”

Kurt T. Barnhart, MD, MSCE, an obstetrician-gynecologist in the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and a member of the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound multispecialty panel, discussing the new criteria on ultrasonography
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