coy? no. tired of this? yes.
I understand the point but don't agree it is impossible to screen out MS mimics.
[we are currently technically incapable of insuring that anywhere near 100% of the people diagnosed with MS really do have MS.
is a paper that took a big batch of MS patients and put them in 3 groups. CDMS, a probably MS group, and a group of probably mis diagnosed persons.
the point is that a lot of the random MS population had other things going on which you have pointed out repeatedly and correctly....
MY point is that they were able to identify a large group of CDMS-people so classic and textbook right for CDMS that their diagnosis is not in doubt
Obviously if you are doing a study you choose only people who fit that classic profile with no question at all as to diagnosis. You just don't take the odd presentation; people with no OCB, no repeat attacks etc etc.
Once you do that if "classic CDMS" is caused by CCSVI then all of us would have it, just like all people with ischemic heart disease have blocked arteries.
all that having been said I'll agree that they'd have to be very good to not let one in accidentally, and I'd like to see them say a little more about their inclusion criteria, and how they accomplished perfect exclusion.
Can we be done now?
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