Zamboni is the first one who has offered a logical explanation.
I agree completely.
My hope was to keep the other threads "clean" by having this place for those pesky questions people have.
I agree we should be looking at ways to contact and discuss why the neurological community is not more interested. Do you have any new ideas here?
One thing I wonder Gici is in regards to other medical communities. You are in an country with a universal medical coverage. I always assumed our country's medical system with it's strong commercial incentive was WHY things were the way they were, for example , if you are a neurologist you go to big seminars put on by pharma companies that invite speakers to discuss "new research" but the research discussed is chosen by the pharma. It is easy to see why papers like Barnett and Prineas or Haacke are not discussed at these seminars: they have nothing whatsoever to do with the drugs used and available.
Therefore the neuro leaves this seminar feeling very up to date on new research and very much in step with his medical community, when in reality the full scope of available research was not discussed, only that material that supports the current paradigm, and as a result there is a skewed point of view regarding the overall picture presented in the research. It comes off as if there is no question that MS *IS* autoimmune and the lesions tell you the disease course (prevent lesions=prevent SPMS)
I even imagine that a neuro may feel his time was wasted at such a seminar should they discuss "theroetical" issues like why is disability related to iron but NOT lesions. The neuro can't USE that information in his practice so it is useless waste of time maybe to him.
SO I have thought maybe in other countries this would not be like this at all? My guess was that the research would be more openly discussed, but maybe it is not discussed there either and most people get their information from pharmaceutical representatives there too? Let's be honest if I was selling barbed wire I'd not discuss the value of wood fences...it is not reasonable to expect that.
Yet you too have some difficulty getting this accepted in your country> What issues are at play there and do you think my guess about the research influences is on target at all or way off?