Bob (Lyon), Sorry for the delayed comments, but I had other priorities this evening - my granddaughter's Christmas play
First, a little about the author of the article. Dr. Burks started one of the first MS centers in the United States - in about 1979 he started the Rocky Mtn MS Center. He is well known throughout the world as a top research neurologist. He is on the speakers bureau for many of the pharma companies which sell the DMT's. IMHO, this is why the article is so important. He is stepping out of his comfort zone and saying, we need to look at this new paradigm of CCSVI. Because of his stature in the neurological community, I think the article will give other neuros a reason to follow the research --- at least this is my hope.
Dr. Burks has been following the story of CCSVI since May. At first he was a bit skeptical -- then the idea became interesting -- then I went to Stanford and he really became interested. Burks is a doctor who advocates for his patients and their issues. He will not be on the sideline watching and waiting as the CCSVI story develops. He will be an active participant.
Now about the article.... I thought it was well balanced ---- it was accurate --- he did not take the research data out of context and he did not speculate about the findings. He is calling for science to "think outside of the box" in order to develop further treatments.
This has been a good day for CCSVI.