Abstracts from 2013 ISNVD Conference
February 28, 2013 at 7:51am
The abstracts from the recent International Society for Neurovascular Disease conference are now available on line in a pdf format:
A brief rundown of some of the 63 pages on abstracts--
Dr. Niggemann presents research showing how positional MRV can be used to show cerebral blood flow in supine and upright positions. This is a huge step forward.
Dr. Raju presents research on the efficacy of illiac vein stenting, since this has been done for a longer period of time in those with illiac vein stenosis. Research shows that this procedure is most successful in those who are earlier in the disease process, and who have less damage to the organ.
Dr. Zivadinov presented on CCSVI research at ECTRIMS 2012, looking at modalities for detection and CCSVI in pediatric MS and other neurological diseases.
Researchers from the MRI institute in Amsterdam presented on cerebral venous return and other chronic neurological conditions.
Dr. Mancini looked at cerebral circulation time in people with MS using contrast enhanced ultrasound, showing that pwMS have much slower cerebral circulation than healthy controls.
Euromedic group of Poland reported on endovascular treatment of CCSVI using cutting balloons, as opposed to stenting or simple ballooning. They found good success.
A group from Naples reported on CCSVI venoplasty in 144 cases, reporting sustained and good results in 55% of those treated.
BNAC reported on parts of their Premise study, including the use of IVUS rather than just venography, and found IVUS was superior in detecting extracranial venous abnormalities in pwMS. They also reported on their CSF study, which showed an improvement in CSF flow a year after venoplasty.
A group from Rome reported on 3 month and 1 year improvements in 577 patients treated with venoplasty for CCSVI, as seen on doppler ultrasound. 511 patients were scanned at three months and 91% showed maintained venous outflow. 385 patients were scanned at one year and 80% showed no CCSVI recurrence.