This is exactly the way an neuro would write an article and this is exactly the line of argument used by Dr. Stewart. Dr. Simka has already responded to these ... I have no argument with someone who has already made up his mind.scorpion wrote:The data below, posted today on WebMd, breaks down what has been scientifically proven so far.
In his first, small imaging study(Zamboni), all the MS patients had the blockages, while none of the healthy people did.
At the meeting, Zivadinov presented data on the first 500 participants in a new study, 289 of whom had MS. Results were less dramatic, with ultrasounds revealing blockages in 62% of MS patients, 26% of healthy participants, and 45% of people with other neurological disorders.
Miller tells WebMD that the conflicting results of the Zamboni and Zivadinov studies "raise a lot of questions."
Also, the findings do not prove cause and effect, as researchers can't say if the blocked veins cause MS or vice versa.
As for treatment, Zamboni has published a study of 65 patients who underwent an angioplasty procedure to open the blocked veins using a small balloon attached to a catheter inserted though a small incision in the groin. Most of the patients had fewer MS attacks, but the improvement was short-lived for about half.
Additionally, the study lacked any comparison group receiving placebo. Since MS often takes a remitting, relapsing course, it’s not known how many would have improved temporarily anyway, Miller says.
rssug, try to use a better way to argument next time. Do you have any objective argument to make or you are just going to use sprinkle random bullets?