Paul Tullis is a freelance writer. This is his first article for the magazine.
I think Mr. Tullis did a decent job on a complex subject. Finding a CCSVI patient with a neurologist brother was a good hook.
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.
I think, as much as possible, anyone considering the procedure should read the research and not just the testimonials.
research is here: http://www.ccsvi.org/index.php/componen ... ask=search
and negative testimonials: chronic-cerebrospinal-venous-insufficiency-ccsvi-f40/topic12342.html
But by page 2 of the NYT article, Chris has had the procedure and experienced some improvements. I would have liked to hear more about what he described as his improvements, and less focus on whether or not he was still using a cane or able to dance. CCSVI treatment does not always improve mobility impairments, but that does not mean that there aren't autonomic nervous system improvements, vision improvements, fatigue improvements, bladder improvements...things that might not be seen by the reporter, but which are either believed or not believed when the patient reports them.