selkie wrote:Whenever I don't understand a too technical paper, I skip right to the conclusion like Daisy did.
The other thing you can do is wait until Dr. Sclafani gets back, post the link in his thread, and ask *specific* questions you may have.
Overall, I would say from reading the conclusion that this study - done by neurologists - certainly confirms Dr. Zamboni's theory that the vascular system plays a role in the development of MS.
It makes me so angry I could spit, that my neurologist said of Dr. Z's theories (w/out even reading his paper that was published in at least two medical journals) and of CCSVI, "that nothing much will come of it" - simply parroting another neuro he knows who made that comment.
This kind of blindness in the medical field is why we're all having to become vascular "experts" (ha) ourselves and spend our own money to be treated for a very real medical condition, a vascular deformity that our insurance companies should be paying for.
But calling attention to papers like this, will hopefully get more of the medical community to wake tf up.
Selkie, I totally agree with you on this one. Ever since wife's dx of MS 6 weeks ago all I've been doing is researching and reading articles pertaining to MS.
Wife is currently on Rebif and sees the nuero at the end of this month to
check her liver count. At this point in time is when I'm going to ask more
question and show him all the research papers pertaining to the relationship vascular disorders can play a key role in MS. This is when I'm going to request the dx for MS that is required for the Hubbard Foundation to test wife for CCSVI. I'm not going to get her treated at this
time but just dx. I don't see that this is too much to ask for. Hopefully all goes well!