daniel wrote:More press is good press
It is interesting that Adam's brother, Dr. Chris Gottschalk, has published research on the impact of slowed cerebral blood flow in cocaine addicts, even using diuretics to increase blood flow in patients' brains, yet he is dubious about his own brother's improvements after venoplasty. Here is a report from Yale on the paper he co-authored.
"The patients in these studies with reduced blood flow to the brain had significant impairment in thinking, concentrating, reading and remembering things," Kosten said. "They also had significant depressive symptoms that may have been related to these deficiencies in brain functioning due to a lack of sufficient blood flow to the neurons."
He said increasing blood flow back to normal can reverse these cognitive impairments and make these patients more responsive to behavioral treatments, which require learning of new skills to refuse drugs. "These improvements in cognition can also enable these patients to return to productive employment and be active members of society," Kosten said.
http://news.yale.edu/2003/07/07/diureti ... ne-addicts
This seems to be an example of the cognitive dissonance we see in the MS world regarding the impact of hypoperfusion in MS.
Paul Tullis is a freelance writer. This is his first article for the magazine.
He didn’t look at Zamboni’s studies or at any of the subsequent studies investigating CCSVI. “I was just kind of going on what other people were saying their experience was,” he said.
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