The amount of research and published papers he has generated show the determination of a "man possessed."
No kidding Cheer! three large studies in just over a year! Just so it's in one place and updated with the new study you sent that I added to the thread, I'll tally them up here
All three studies looking at the results of 5 color doppler venous studies in the head.
2007 89 MS patients 60 matched controls
2008 65 MS patients 235 controls, including some with other types neurological disease and some with other vascular disease
2009 109 MS patients 177 matched controls including OND again.
In every study, every
person with two abnormal findings out of the 5 had MS and none
of the normal subjects had more than one abnormal finding. that's total 263 MSers and 472 controls with 100% concordance over three studies by this team.
It still just blows me away
. I'm kind of like "pinch me, is this real?"
Someone argued with me that he is just one man, maybe it is not there as he says, but notice that the team of researchers is 8 people and the dopplers were blinded. It seems incredibly far fetched to imagine that a team of people that large and at that research level is faking it or somehow being wishful about the findings when they are running those numbers of people through the doppler clinic BLINDED (not knowing who has MS and who not).
How could they possibly tweak the results and "make sure" all the MS patients had 2 abnormal findings? You can't.
It just seems this poses at the minimum a new avenue for research ie what does this venous abnormality mean, is it helpful to improve it, what measures do improve it best, is it the sole instigator to MS and do all other things flow from there or is it a side effect of the real disease process. I can't wait to see where it goes!
I find it really hard to wait for what is next........I am so impatient for this to play out
my vascular guy is a part time adjunct professor so the email I used at the U is not his main one. Doh! I'll start again at it..........