Tag Archives: antibiotics

‘Scary World’ of Generic Drug Manufacturing, Revealed

[CanLyme Note: This is very important for those being treated for Lyme disease who may not be responding to the treatment.  It may be bad medication. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist to possibly switch manufacturers. One wonders what Health Canada is doing about this serious problem.] Ellie Kincaid June 06, 2019 In 2008, investigative journalist Katherine Eban started digging into the generic Continues →

Lyme bug stronger than antibiotics in animals and test tubes. Now study people.

[CanLyme note: This article supports the Canadian patient’s request of federal and provincial governments to stop blatantly endorsing the Infectious Disease Society of America and the United States Center for Disease Control. They refuse open discussion and evaluation of their policy while condemning tens of thousands to a lifetime of hell, or sadly, in too many cases needless death.] November 2nd, Continues →

Doctor comments on Lyme disease treatment

[CanLyme note: It is very common for mainstream physicians who subscribe to the Infectious Disease Society of America guidelines to design studies in such a fashion that the outcome is pre-determined.  These studies have no value, nor scientific merit.  The divide is created intentionally.] Infectious Disease doctor, Sam Donta, responds to article, To the Editor: I am responding to the Continues →

Windsor, Canada: Parents credit antibiotic for autistic child’s ‘monumental’ improvements

[CanLyme note: Many parents with autistic children who have also received treatment for a Lyme disease infection report similar amazing results from antibiotic treatment leading to hypotheses that some autism may be an infectious disease origin.] Brian Cross, Windsor Star, published February 12th, 2016 A five-year-old boy with autism who has never really communicated, has suddenly started answering back when asked a question, is Continues →

Commentary: Diagnosis, treatment of Lyme Disease controversial

May 24, 2015 12:15 am By Prof. Holly Ahern The recent letter to the editor by Lauren Meilhede, M.D. to a Post-Star article underscores the controversy that surrounds the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. As a scientist with experience sorting through scholarly research on microbiology and medicine, I would like to address some of the misinformation communicated by Dr. Continues →

Lumbosacral multiradiculopathy responsive to antibiotic therapy: description of four patients with lumbar spondylosis and a superimposed Lyme disease

 Abstract Lyme disease is a diffuse zoonosis caused by spirochaetes of the Borrelia burgdorferi species complex. Neurological manifestations of the disease, involving central or peripheral nervous system, are common. This study describes four consecutive patients with an MRI-proven lumbosacral spondylosis, who complained of progressive worsening of symptoms in the last months in which serological evaluation suggested a superimposed B. Burgdorferi infection. Four patients, all Continues →

United States to limit antibiotic use in food farm industry, thought to be 8 times that of human use

FDA NEWS RELEASE   For Immediate Release: Wed. Dec. 11, 2013 Media Inquiries: Shelly Burgess, 301-796-4651, shelly.burgess@fda.hhs.gov or Juli Putnam, 240-402-0537,JuliAnn.Putnam@fda.hhs.gov Trade Press Inquiries: Siobhan DeLancey, 240-276-9356, siobhan.delancey@fda.hhs.gov Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA From: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm378193.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery   FDA takes significant steps to address antimicrobial resistance Agency implementing plan to ensure judicious use of antibiotics in food animals   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today is implementing a plan to Continues →

Persistence of the Lyme Disease Spirochete

Many thanks to researcher John D. Scott of the Lyme Disease Association of Ontario for providing this valuable and comprehensive list. The following references for persistence of Lyme disease (Lyme borreliosis) are listed alphabetically and then chronologically for the author of more than one publication:  Aalto A, Sjowall J, Davidsson L, Forsberg P, Smedby O. Brain magnetic resonance imaging does Continues →

Patient only gets his life back after longer term antibiotic intervention, and another begins the treatment – watch their stories

‘You don’t have Lyme’, or, ‘those rogue doctors are going to harm you with those horrible antibiotics’, these are statements made by doctors frequently to patients who either have the positive test for Lyme disease or have all the clinical symptoms of the disease. The medical community is under-educated, overly misinformed intentionally by the medical bureaucracy, and fearful of treating Continues →

The combined use of proton pump inhibitors and antibiotics as risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection

Healthcare Infection, 08/21/2013  Clinical Article Kassavin DS et al. – A review of the incidence of Clostridium. difficile infection (CDI) at the hospital was performed due to the morbidity of CDI in its fulminate form, reports of the increased incidence of CDI in the United States and the increased use of medications associated with its onset. There were 88 cases of Continues →

New Insights Into How Antibiotics Damage Human Cells Suggest Novel Strategies for Making Long-Term Antibiotic Use Safer

July 3, 2013 — A team of scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has discovered why long-term treatment with many common antibiotics can cause harmful side effects — and they have uncovered two easy strategies that could help prevent these dangerous responses. They reported the results in the July 3rd issue of Science Translational Continues →

New study to discover preventive use of antibiotics for Lyme disease

At the start of the “Tick Week”, the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and Wageningen University are commencing a large-scale study to discover whether preventive use of antibiotics can stop Lyme disease developing after a tick bite. Of the more than 3400 ticks that were sent to RIVM via Tekenradar.nl (Tick radar) last year, more than Continues →

Spirochete antigens persist near cartilage after murine Lyme borreliosis therapy.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22728928 J Clin Invest. 2012 Jul 2;122(7):2652-60. doi: 10.1172/JCI58813. Epub 2012 Jun 25. Bockenstedt LK, Gonzalez DG, Haberman AM, Belperron AA. Source Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA. Abstract An enigmatic feature of Lyme disease is the slow resolution of musculoskeletal symptoms that can continue after treatment, with some patients developing an inflammatory Continues →