your heart is in the right place. Nice job expressing your thoughts. Just so you know, it's Dr. Lisak--and he's very well-respected. Has spent his whole career in immunology and microbiology of inflammatory and immune mediated diseases. Lots of publications, awards, etc.
http://neurology.med.wayne.edu/departme ... hp?id=1200
He is enraged to see a vascular doctor
coming forward with an upside down view of MS causation. Simply livid. It's cognitive dissonance, and it's not going to go away. He does not believe that MS is anything like chronic venous disease in the legs, and he thinks all of the iron deposition and demyelination is autoimmune. He thinks Zamboni's pathology is way off base.
Dr. Zamboni looks at the fibrin cuffs (a sign of venous hypertension) and the iron deposition in ring-like lesions near the veins, and sees venous insufficiency. Dr. Zamboni made a good point...in citing the Prineas and Barnett research which showed no immune activity in fresh lesions--how can Dr. Lisak continue to stick to the auto-immune credo?
This is going to be a real uphill battle with neurologists, and it's easy to see why.
The main point is, it's research and theory for the doctors, and it's real life and death for the patients. And you expressed that well, flash-