As far as we know Dr. Dake's team has performed around 65
or so CCSVI investigations and corrective repair procedures. There would have been more had that stent not migrated . I am not sure exactly what caused this to happen. I suspect a faulty stent . It could happen.
In the rush to judgement , our hero Doctor Dake took some severe criticism by certain people here at TIMS.
Stopping the program and taking a hard look at all the data at that point has turned out for the better.
Blending Stanford , Buffalo , Ferrara , Poland , and others data and CCSVI results together only strengthens the concept.
It is imperative that these investigators continue to collaborate and advance Dr. Zamboni's BIG IDEA. Other brilliant research scientists seem to be joining them in a slow but steady stream.
Relapses are unfortunate but needed to prove the CCSVI-MS connection.
Dr. Zamboni records in his report the 4 hours to 4 day's it took those who relapsed ... to recover . This is the most incredible information in my opinion. Did I not read of Dr. Dake performing followup stent or angio repairs that produced good results ?
It does piss me off to read comments posted slagging Dr. Dake , Dr. Zamboni , and Dr.Zivadinov or other CCSVI researchers , who deserve better.
Two things to remember , TIMS members. First thing is to accept that each CCSVI-MS investigator has a TEAM of professionals assisting them in their research . The roll call of CCSVI-MS researchers is large.
Two. When the Health Insurance people start to show up and ask questions ....you know you really have something at hand.
THEY not you , pay for those expensive MS drugs. And you can bet they are following this CCSVI-MS story with great interest . And they want nothing better than something to come along that gets them out of buying expensive CRABS.
That's how I see it at least .......