Paolo Zamboni (born 25 March 1957, Ferrara, Italy) is an Italian doctor who claims to have found in a now debunked study that in over 90% of the participants afflicted with multiple sclerosis there were several problems in veins draining their brain, like stenosis or defective valves. He noticed high level of accumulation of iron deposits in the brain, due to restricted outflow of blood.
The theory is controversial, but the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada accepted Zamboni's treatment as promising. A University of Buffalo research team is also developing a program to test Zamboni's theory. Since 2010, there has been more research that disputes the Zamboni theory.
- Traboulsee, Anthony L., et al. (2013, October 9). Prevalence of extracranial venous narrowing on catheter venography in people with multiple sclerosis, their siblings, and unrelated healthy controls: a blinded, case-control study. The Lancet. Retrieved from http://press.thelancet.com/CCSVIcathetervenography.pdf
- "Sclerosi multipla: la speranza viene da Ferrara? | NN - Notizie dall'Italia e dal Mondo dal 2009". Newnotizie.it. 2010-01-24. Retrieved 2013-09-07.
- Singh AV, Zamboni P (December 2009). "Anomalous venous blood flow and iron deposition in multiple sclerosis". J. Cereb. Blood Flow Metab. 29 (12): 1867–78. doi:10.1038/jcbfm.2009.180. PMID 19724286.
- Picard, André; Favaro, Avis (2009-11-20). "Researcher's labour of love leads to MS breakthrough". The Globe and Mail (Toronto).
- "W5: A whole new approach to MS | CTV News". Ctv.ca. Retrieved 2013-09-07.
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- "The Liberation Treatment: A whole new approach to MS" (FLV, Web page). CTV Television Network, W5. 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-10.
- Roberts, Michelle (2009-11-27). "MS 'blood blockage theory' tested". BBC News. Retrieved 2010-05-21.
- "Massive study disputes Zamboni theory of multiple sclerosis". The Globe and Mail. 2011-08-10.
- Brief CV Paolo Zamboni, MD on Hilarescere Foundation
- Paolo Zamboni research profile on BiomedExperts
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