In Dr. Freedman's defense: there is one woman he treated with autologous stem cell, who has had a real reversal of her disability. Sort of like some of the videos I have seen here, but with the opportunity of more time to get used to it, I think. The way I think they talked about it she had worn high heels and such. I sure would like some of that kind of recovery. One patient only, so they can't reproduce it.
I have no idea about her brain atrophy. I think possibly that was associated with the same agent that caused the liver failure -- they aren't using that anymore. I have seen info on Campath used in the ablation, and this Cyclophosphamide pulse guy gives a pretty good argument for no other ablation. My brother had a marrow transplant, and I believe they used Campath and Rituximab both on him (as well as radiation and who knows what else).
I don't think the Freedman/Atkins team were on my brother's case. Not sure.
"Try - Just A Little Bit Harder" - Janis Joplin
CCSVI procedure Albany Aug 2010
'MS' is over - if you want it
Patients sans/without patience