Sport wrote:Assuming the CCSVI paradigm for MS is true, doesn't their exclusion criteria pretty much exclude anyone with true MS: no vascular problems, no cognitive dysfunction, no vascular malformation, no cerebral vascular malformations?
Seems like they are excluding all the folks that they should actually be looking at.
I must be missing something.
Jacobs does not want patients with previously diagnosed vascular problems. Since jugular/azygos reflux has never been diagnosed before- until Dr. Zamboni began looking at it- they are establishing the uniqueness of CCSVI. Jacobs is being VERY careful with their research. Because this is a completely new paradigm, their exclusion criteria is even more stringent than typical MS exclusion criteria. They do not want any claims of research pollution...thus the quiet nature of the study, the lack of publicity, their desire not to have an online presence. For those of us who want to hasten the acceptance of this paradigm-we need to respect this.