Search Results for "zamboni"

  1. Betraying the Science on Vegan Nutrition
    Ed. Note: After the prolonged comment thread in Harriet Hall’s review of this book in July, given the controversy, we were willing to consider a guest post offering another perspective. In this case, the perspective is very similar to Harriet’s, the main difference being primarily in em…
  2. Update on CCSVI and Multiple Sclerosis
    Balloon dilation of a stenosed jugular vein, the “liberation procedure” wrongly promoted as treating multiple sclerosis. In 2009 CCSVI was proposed by Italian vascular surgeon, Dr. Paolo Zamboni – that multiple sclerosis (MS) is caused by chronic blockage of the veins that drain the …
  3. The End for CCSVI
    Paolo Zamboni, proponent of the controversial and unlikely claim that multiple sclerosis is caused by chronic cerebrospinal vascular insufficiency. A new study published in The Lancet provides the most definitive evidence to date that chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI), a hypotheti…
  4. Liberation Procedure for Multiple Sclerosis
    Balloon dilatation of a stenosed jugular vein, the “liberation procedure” promoted as treating multiple sclerosis. It has been very instructive, from a science-based medicine perspective, to watch the story of alleged chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) and multiple scle…
  5. More Breast Cancer Awareness Month pseudoscience from (who else?) Joe Mercola
    I have mixed emotions regarding Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On the one hand, I look forward to it because it provides us with a pretext to get out science-based messages about breast cancer and to highlight a lot of the cool science that we do at our cancer center. On the other hand, the quacks s…
  6. CCSVI Update
    Paolo Zamboni, proponent of the controversial and unlikely claim that multiple sclerosis is caused by chronic cerebrospinal vascular insufficiency . I have been following the story of Dr. Zamboni, an Italian vascular surgeon who claims that multiple sclerosis (MS) is primarily caused by blockages …
  7. The Dark Side of Medical Globalization
    Balloon dialatation of a stenosed jugular vein, the “liberation procedure” promoted as a treatment for CCSVI and multiple sclerosis. You are not going to change what we do, you’re not going to change our determination to make these patients better. I see these patients, I know t…
  8. Venous Insufficiency in Multiple Sclerosis
    Diagram of the veins of the neck, including the jugular, which are claimed to cause multiple sclerosis through chronic cerebrospinal vascular insufficiency. There is an interesting controversy raging in the multiple sclerosis (MS) world that reflects many of the issues we discuss at science-based …
  9. Lithium for ALS – Angioplasty for MS
    Paolo Zamboni, the originator of the unproven idea that multiple sclerosis is caused by occluded blood vessels. Peter Lipson reported Monday about new research suggesting that multiple sclerosis may be caused by venous blockage. He correctly characterized some of the hype surrounding this story as…
  10. Multiple Sclerosis and Irrational Exuberance
    The scientifically-accepted mechanism by which multiple sclerosis causes symptoms Multiple sclerosis (MS) is fascinating illness that can range from mild annoyance to debilitating nightmare. The frightening nature and unclear cause of the disease makes it a magnet for questionable medical therapie…