Google Trends: CCSVI

Will CCSVI become extinct? #MSBlog #MSResearch

“CCSVI continues to trend downwards. It’s so interesting studying social phenomena, such as CCSVI, using the Google Trends tool.”

“CCSVI is behaving like an infectious disease with an epicenter, in fact two epicenters, that spread and contract. Recent scientific findings, the equivalent of a vaccine, have lead to a dramatic waning in the number of new infections. The real question is whether or not CCSVI will become extinct?”

“The concept of a social construct behaving like and infectious agent is not new and there is a large literature on the topic. In this context CCSVI can be referred to as a meme; a meme is “an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.”

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Professor of Neurology, Barts & The London. MS & Preventive Neurology thinker, blogger, runner, vegetable gardener, husband, father, cook and wine & food lover.


  • Are there any current papers from vascular biologists or surgeons expressing their opinions on CCSVI? It would be interesting to get their perspective on vascular morphology and neurodegenerative disease.

  • Whoa there, Anon 4:42:00. I'm not a fan of her either but there's no need for such harsh words. I really don't think she has any idea what's she doing (obviously she has never taken a philosophy course). But I wouldn't worry, science is on our side, my friend. That and karma. 🙂

  • Anonymous Friday, August 23, 2013 4:42:00 pm

    POST DELETED..Save to say poster is not a fan of our Joan

  • What kind of idiot wrote that? The recent studies are b bull and the wording of the…"article" is grade 5ish.

  • I like the idea of CCSVI being a meme is great; it looks like it can't be anything else as the latest evidence suggests it does not exist as a real entity. The way the CCSVI community behaves I would suggest we refer to it as a religion or faith; a belief system that cannot be supported by science.

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