Dr. Sclafani said:
" I want to know what my peers think about the venograms and how they would approach treatment."
If that is the reason for posting a case study on TIMS, then perhaps you are unaware that the endovascular MD's have a professional site specifically for that purpose. The discussion is very high level and focused on the imaging and procedures involving all the veins in the body. They have a specific CCSVI thread for your purpose. If your intent is truly to engage your peers, that is the place to reach them.
Dr. Sclafani said:
" I enjoy dr flanagans theories and have picked up some insights from him. I dont know how correct or valid they are but i listen.
but it doesnt help ME when the discussion stays on the spine. Dr Flanagan could start his own thread on treatment if he wanted. "
If Dr. Flanagan's input does not help you, perhaps you would consider reading the anatomy and physiology in his book. It might help you understand the relationship of venous drainage to total fluid dynamics. Your work with veins only affects part of the overall head and neck drainage issues. You are dealing with one piece of the puzzle and it is conceivable that opening veins prior to upper cervical study and possible treatment may be placing the cart before the horse.
Dr. Sclafani stated:
"But to be fair and honest, he was invited"
Yes, he was and I found some of your comments to be dismissive and denegrating. Your responses to Dr. Flanagan's comments had the tone of a pissing match. Please be more respectful.
No, I am not a doctor of any sort. I am an RN.
Oh for God's sake! You have only posted two comments and this has to be one of them?? "pissing match" "please be more respectful"............It seems to me that if you want to get your point across, you probably should NOT cuss and NOT demand respect. You are not talking to a toddler, you are talking to a peer who is an adult!
OK, so my take on this is whether the thread was intended for one thing or another you all KNOW how it goes here. This is bound to happen, people will feel intruded upon and others will feel the need to defend the supposed intruder.
I believe that there are MANY pieces to this crazy puzzle of MS and CCSVI. We need to hear it all, learn it all and share it all. So, if someone wants to join the physician thread, let him or her providing they are a professional. We don't have to read what they have to say if we are not interested or impressed.
There is never a reason for cussing or disrespect of our fellow peers EVER! We all need to remember we are in this TOGETHER!