For those who wish to hear about causative factors of MS:
Some clarifications concerning inaccurate news spread by the media, with special reference to Dr Zivadinov’s study published in the April issue of Neurology.
CCSVI is by full right to be included among the causative factors of MS since it was found in 60% of the pediatric forms of MS.
The published data - disclosed in 2010 – were already then regarded as confirming data.
For this reason the data need to be interpreted in a different way.
Prof Zivadinov‘s findings do not prove Prof Zamboni‘s work wrong, contrary to what other sources have incorrectly reported to the media. Instead, his data strongly support the fact that – in a multifactorial perspective largely accepted by all scientists - CCSVI is by full right to be included among the causative factors of MS, since it was found in almost 60% of the pediatric forms of MS and in almost 40% of the subjects with Clinically Isolated Syndrome (Cis). Clearly, being present in most pediatric forms, it is difficult to consider CCSVI as a consequence of MS.
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Oh, give it a break? Do you speak now for all CCSVI researchers or only most of them, when you say "If you want critical feedback I suggest you do not approach CCSVI researchers in the future." Have they signed a Unanimous Researcher's Declaration that they will never give Marie any critical feedback unless she stops approaching them?
When scientific papers/research work is reviewed it is given to opposing scientists for review (standard practice for leading journals). I trust that Marie understands my point:
if she wants critical feedback I suggests she does not approach CCSVI researchers in the future, rather ask for feedback from auto immunity proponents or CCSVI naysayers.
Trust that is clear for most people.
Mark Walker - Oxfordshire, England. Retired Pharmacist. 12 years of study around MS.
Mark's CCSVI Comment: