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Non-anticoagulant heparin as a pre-exposure prophylaxis prevents Lyme disease infection.

Abstract Lyme disease (LD) is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (Bbsl). After transmission to humans by ticks, Bbsl spreads to multiple organs, leading to arthritis, carditis, and neuroborreliosis. No effective prophylaxis against human LD prior to tick exposure is currently availa-ble. Thus, a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against LD is needed. The establishment of LD bacteria at diverse sites is Continues →

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Lyme Disease: How the Way of Reporting a Clinical Trial Can Alter the Perception of Effectiveness

Urba`Gonza´ lez, MD, PhD; Department of Dermatology, Clinica Plato´ , Barcelona, Spain “Comment I recommend the complementary reading of other commentaries about the applicability of this study. Shapiro, in an accompanying editorial,1 pointed out the difficulty in clinical practice to know the species, stage, degree of engorgement of the tick, and even the difficulty to determine if the “tick” is Continues →

Responses to: Combatting Lyme disease myths and the ‘chronic Lyme industry’ – Canadian Medical Association Journal

LymeNB reacts to CMAJ news article: Combatting Lyme disease myths and the ‘chronic Lyme industry’ by Wendy Glauser, Toronto. September 17, 2019 LymeNB was horrified to read the CMAJ news article published on September 17 that spoke about how the patient-facing toolkit being developed by the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) in partnership with the Association of Medical Microbiology and Continues →

The new draft of the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) guidelines open for public comment for 45 days.

The IDSA has presented their draft guidelines which with a brief scan appear not much different then their old controversial poorly evidenced guidelines.  Much of the same old players and 3 token patients. Typical unequal representation. Public comments close August 10th. Take your time, make notes before you enter their controlled comment format process as you have to submit all Continues →

Ottawa mom warns parents to check their kids for ticks after her toddler is diagnosed with Lyme disease

[CanLyme Note: It is nice to hear that the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) ‘may’ be actually taking this seriously finally. Mothers in Ontario and at many other children’s hospitals across Canada in the very recent past have been accused of having Munchausen by Proxy simply because they fought for their children’s rights after a negative test for Lyme disease Continues →

There’s no evidence quick dose of antibiotics will stave off Lyme

[CanLyme Note: Canadians have got to beware of information produced by any members of the Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network (CLyDRN) as their information does not serve you the public, but instead serves the for-profit medical industry and their many components while patients struggle with a lifetime of disability and multiple daily drugs not intended to fix the disease itself. They Continues →

CDC Endorsement of Single Dose Antibiotic for Lyme Disease Prevention Challenged

Advocates claim policy harms patients and violates HHS standards for information quality Washington, DC – WEBWIRE – Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Advocates for Lyme disease patients are calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to withdraw its endorsement of single-dose antibiotic prophylaxis for prevention of Lyme disease after a tick bite. A key limitation of the recommendation Continues →

Lyme-disease-carrying ticks a growing problem in Ontario as ticks climb tops of tall grass waiting for victims

[CanLyme Note: this article includes some information we disagree with.  Treating with a single dose of antibiotics lacks GRADE level science to support it as an effective approach and was a closed door decision showing arrogance, not ethical science. Opposing experts and advocates were not consulted therefore the policy is invalid – longer durations of antibiotics are needed.] from ‘FARMERS Continues →

June 23rd, 2018 A CBC online news article… CanLyme offers notes of how clever messaging from “officials” slants the truth so CanLyme is “setting the record straight”.

June 23rd, 2018 A CBC online news article… CanLyme offers notes of how clever messaging from “officials” slants the truth so CanLyme is “setting the record straight”. “Lyme disease surges in Quebec: What you need to know to protect yourself” “Lyme disease is treatable if it’s caught early enough” [CanLyme Note: Lyme disease, a borreliosis, is treatable even in most Continues →

Vancouver, BC: 8th Annual LDF International Scientific Conference on Lyme Borreliosis and other Spirochetal and Tick-borne Diseases: with an emphasis on Mechanisms of Lyme Borreliosis Persistency

1995 International Lyme Disease Conference, Vancouver, BC   Opening… John  Millar, MD – Provincial Health Officer, British Columbia Diane Kindree, BSN – Lyme Borreliosis Society of British Columbia Martina H. Ziska, MD – Lyme Disease Foundation James Katzel, MD Ukiah Valley Medical Center No abstract available James H. Oliver, Jr., PhD Callaway Professor of Biology, Director, Institute of Arthropodology and Parasitology Georgia Continues →