“Study” casts doubt on “CCSVI”
Posted by Colin Rose on February 11, 2010
More on Zivadinov`s press conference in the National Post. Preying on desperate people by recommending an expensive test with no proven utility is contrary to the Hippocratic Oath. Zivadinov should only be performing his occult art as part of a project funded by peer-reviewed research grants, if he can get one.
Dr. Paul O’Connor, a neurologist at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital, said he would advise against patients even getting tested.
“There is not a shred of real evidence anywhere that messing around with these veins does anything to help MS patients,” he said. “If there is no treatment for this condition, there is no need to detect it.”
Both he and Dr. Freedman also suggested that Dr. Ziadinov may be in a conflict of interest, given that his Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center is now offering neck scans to MS patients for fees of $4,500 to $6,000.