A Hippie! No you are a great asset to TIMS and I am glad you are here to speak out. I always appreciate your ideas and like to read what you say.
From the BIg Idea 2006 Zamboni
cuff may be more properly considered a scaffold for tissue
reparative processes. The cuff contains fibrin, but also
laminin, fibronectin, tenascin, and types I and III collagen,
encircling the dilated capillary vein3 (Figure 1A).
between dilated cerebral veins and inflammatory lesions In
From Schelling page 19
although local blood vessels proved conspiciously engorged, there were no indications of their being otherwise affected
Dilated can be considered "stretched".......... We are talking about a lack of venous drainage and a backup of blood and engorgement of vessels in the area of lesions. I am not sure anyone else used that word -stretched- in their paper though
I am on Zamboni's side from the standpoint I would like him to gather enough to "prove" his point without a lot of pollution...pollution being other researcchers with a different ax to grind. But I 100% agree with your point of view that this stuff ought to be freely shared! Yeah Hippies!
I have a wonderful seminar on CD by Candace Pert, the famous researcher that found the mu receptor and neuropeptides. She says in her speech, paraphrasing here, that people think science is this big objective thing, but in reality the researcher has a point of view and he sets out to prove he is right, and he designs his experiment to get the result he believes is accurate....HIS point of view. I think the pharma would have a "point of view" on the idea MS is a venous issue and not autoimmune. I can understand Zamboni's desire to cross all the T's and dot all the it's so it's kind of iron clad.
That having been said, do I personally let myself go down the toilet so someone else can sit on their findings?
Nope, like you I am looking locally for help in this arena. I like your POV that it is all about getting the testing done and seeing what is there. I am glad to hear you looked into how standard these things are and they seem to be regular everyday tests. I also think you have it right: don't insist anyone agrees with you just get the tests and see what you see.
I am not talking to my neuro either........