Recent infection before immune response Only strain B31 of Borrelia burgdorferi as basis of test, many strains/species missed Antibodies are... View Article
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Chronic Lyme Patients Get Political Victory: New Book by Top Infectious Disease Doctor Supports Long Term Antibiotic Treatment
Chronic Lyme Patients Get Political Victory: New Book by Top Infectious Disease Doctor Supports Long Term Antibiotic Treatment “Chronic Lyme... View Article
After much negative media attention in 2008 relative to the poor quality of health care relating to Lyme disease in... View Article
This is both a disturbing and an exciting time in the world of Lyme disease. Disturbing because the medical and public health communities have failed to stem the steady increase in the number of cases of Lyme disease over the last 2 decades – with an expansion of over 35% between 2006-2007 alone. Exciting because advances in medical technology are leading to breakthroughs in how we understand this disease.
November 13, 2009 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) — Two separate analyses presented here at the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) 47th Annual Meeting revealed that most of the society's treatment guidelines are based on expert opinion, nonrandomized trials, and case studies.
Doctors must be allowed to contribute to policy debate without fear. Current system stifles MDs speaking out publicly on their concerns
Medical doctors have a great deal to contribute to public policy debates. But the systems that have developed within the profession and within government stifle public debate among doctors and attempt to create a phoney unity that works against the public interest, as we are slowly learning.
Evidence Based Medicine began as a “bottom-up” paradigm that taught medical residents to search the literature for the best available evidence and to critically appraise it for making patient care decisions.
Few diseases have aroused more emotional attention in the press and the public than Lyme disease.
The recently published monkey study by Embers and colleagues regarding the persistence of Lyme after antibiotic treatment is important for two distinct reasons.
The CDC clinical criteria for Lyme Disease which exist for the purpose of monitoring the rate of Lyme disease nationally are quite narrowly defined in order to ensure a high degree of specificity in the diagnosis
Alan Stone of Chelmsford, who suffers from Lyme disease along with his daughter Angela, 14, says insurance companies are afraid of the high expenses that can come from long-term treatments.
As world leaders gather in Copenhagen at the United Nations Climate Change conference, animal health experts warn of the potential impact of global warming on family pets.