I think any docs who are on record as speaking at the symposium yesterday no longer have any cover and we should be able to say their names freely.
I hadn't realized from the previous distinction of '1/3rd big improvements, 1/3 small improvements, 1/3 no improvements' how big the big were. At the symposium, he referred to the big improvements as 'home run' improvements. He also said that he is seeing a group that starts out with no or little improvements but then progressively improves over time. He is also not seeing with any certainty any difference in outcomes between the RR, SP or PP groups...I thought that was hopeful, especially for the PPers.
Are there any questions about this doctor's skill? I would want to know, if there are....
I actually think, since he talked about the need to dampen patient's expectations because even if we intellectually understand things on an emotional level we are all hoping for miracles, that he may be emphasizing the negative somewhat with the one-thirds.
1eye, no, he does not use ivus, but starting from mid-June, he does enter from the left side. Dr. Zamboni did not use ivus either, so that wouldn't affect those results comparison.
"However, the truth in science ultimately emerges, although sometimes it takes a very long time," Arthur Silverstein, Autoimmunity: A History of the Early Struggle for Recognition