scorpion wrote:And the CCSVI theory is based on one mans small study and some subjective data.
I think you have to look beyond what appears to be a small study and not dismiss its findings because of it.
In the world of statistics, if you conduct a small study, there is a very big chance that your results could be very disappointing because of the small numbers involved. End up with non significant stats in a small percentage of patients and your study could end up being meaningless.
But Zamboni found that all 100 patients had some degree of blockage in their jugular vein and all of them reported significant symptom relief after the procedure. You can't dismiss those numbers by saying it is a small sample because the percentage of positive results is huge.
Of course his work has to be duplicated in the world of science and the very fact that a number of universities, after looking at his study, are going forward and seeing if they end up with the same results in their studies.
If I were a long time, auto-immune theory MS doc and hung my hat on that one idea, I would be a bit twitchy at the moment. Especially if I made my living by practising this theory for a drug company who provides expensive, long term medications to MS patients.