Here is drsclafani, correcting my original misunderstanding that valves were a small part of CCSVI:
some of the malformations are of the valves themselves. abnormal location, abnormal leaflets, fused leaflets, etc. there are other malformations such as thickend wall and narrowed or atresia (inadequate development) but i think that this is mostly a valve problem
So when I'm told that CCSVI is mostly a valve problem and then that the Beirut study excluded valves....!http://www.thisisms.com/ftopicp-113019.html#113019
Is Dr. Sclafani wrong? I'm sure it happens sometimes, but I think it is more likely that the Beirut study is wrong.
What is CCSVI if it's not an obstruction of veins draining the brain and spine.
Let's define that as CCSVI and go from there.
Does a malformed, stuck, fused valve obstruct proper drainage? You bet.
Does a missing vein obstruct proper drainage? You bet.
Does a narrowing obstruct proper drainage? You bet.
Does a web obstruct proper drainage? You bet.
But not according to this study. As I said, any researcher worth his or her salt, can conduct a study to tell you anything you want to hear about a topic. It just so happens that this is what they wanted to hear for this study. At least it admits that CCSVI is real ... now, define CCSVI ... (I think we can agree it's insufficient drainage) OK ... so did they include all possible insufficient drainage? Nope ... OK so invalid study in that respect.
And we'll wait for more studies to confirm (as Jugular said) CCSVI will come roaring back.
Do you believe Dr. Sclafani (a vein surgeon) and all the other doctors who are working on this ... or a bunch of neurologists with a vested interest in the auto-immune theory? I know where I'd lay my money if I were a betting man.