Remember the MS Society in the UK had a big open forum debate on CCSVI? Well, their MS expert who answered questions on CCSVI was the very same Klaus Schmierer as co wrote this paper. The conference occurred a few weeks before the paper was published. What an odd choice of neurologist to have on their panel. He must have been aware of the impending results. It's a bit of a sham I think, for the MSS UK to have had only critics of CCSVI on their panel.