Here they say Buffalo on 500 patients: found CCSVI in 55% with MS against 22% of "healthy control subjects" - hu, so they also found it in non MSers?
Researcher 'cautiously optimistic' about early results of MS study
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http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadi ... lWEAgfVkvw
I would agree with these statements - I think it might very likely be a combination of factors leading to MS symptoms (vein + neurologic + genetics/environmental):
"But I don't think anybody's claiming that CCSVI is the cause of MS," he said from Hamilton. "I think there's going to be more than just that. ... I think autoimmune components and CCSVI and probably some things we haven't yet discovered may all be part and parcel of the etiology of the disease."
..."If Zamboni's right - and that's what we're all trying to prove - then some people may very well benefit from having his surgical intervention," he said. "I don't think it will be every MS patient," but even if a quarter of people with a certain category of disease could be helped, "that's still an unbelievable opportunity."
The BBC is less optimistic...but if they ask the MS society on their views...
BBC: Brain blood vessels clue to MS
The abnormality was found in 56.4% of MS patients and also in 22.4% of healthy controls. The MS Society said it was intriguing but not proof that this caused MS - as one leading expert claims.