We thought it would be best to have our President, Eric Feigenbutz respond directly to some of the comments that have been circulating around the web about the recent study out of BNAC, especially from his important perspective and what it means for the patients at Arizona Doppler Specialists.
Having trained at BNAC for the Zamboni Doppler Protocol for CCSVI evaluation I believe it’s appropriate to respond to comments about the recent study published a few days ago out of BNAC and some of the commentary I’ve seen on the Internet.
Proper research is being done at Buffalo by the best in the business. I have met many good people in the medical field and believe me, they want a theory like CCSVI to be identified as a cause of MS and CCSVI treatment to be a cure just as bad as every person diagnosed with MS. The BNAC research doesn’t say that CVSVI has nothing to do with MS, and the paper doesn’t say that CCSVI is the cause of MS either. BNAC researches, like the rest of us, want to get to the answers that everyone wants.
We can’t hang our hat on just one research study. It will take many studies over the next decades to pinpoint the association of CCSVI with MS. What we can do is appreciate the research being done and look ahead.
I plan to stay on top of new techniques and tools to diagnose CVSVI so the patients I see have options, that is all. It is not my decision what patients do with knowledge they gain from me or my reporting but it is my commitment to do the best I can to help them understand more about themselves.
Well said Eric, that’s why you are our leader.