Tag Archives: diagnosis

Evaluating polymicrobial immune responses in patients suffering from tick-borne diseases

October 29 2018, Garga K et al There is insufficient evidence to support screening of various tick-borne diseases (TBD) related microbes alongside Borrelia in patients suffering from TBD. To evaluate the involvement of multiple microbial immune responses in patients experiencing TBD we utilized enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Four hundred and thirty-two human serum samples organized into seven categories followed Centers for Continues →

A heart specialist in Kingston, Ont. is warning health care professionals across the country to be on the lookout for a rare but serious complication of Lyme disease

May 30th, 2018 A heart specialist in Kingston, Ont. is warning health care professionals across the country to be on the lookout for a rare but serious complication of Lyme disease in which the disease bacteria begin to attack the heart. The condition is called Lyme carditis and it can do serious damage by disturbing the heart’s electrical system andrate.  Continues →

CBC News, Canada: Lyme disease response requires collaboration in Canada, researcher says

By Laurie Fagan, April 22, 2016 A Queen’s university researcher says Canadian Lyme disease experts need to work more collaboratively to treat the growing number of people who contract the debilitating tick-borne illness. Steven Liss, the vice principal of research at Queen’s University, is proposing a Canadian research network for Lyme disease that would improve the current methods of tracking Continues →

Lyme and associated tick-borne diseases: global challenges in the context of a public health threat

Christian Perronne  c.perronne@rpc.aphp.fr Lyme disease, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted by ticks, was initially considered a recent, rare and regional occurrence. We now have evidence that very similar bacteria infected humans in Europe during the ice age (Keller et al.,2012). Evidence-based data are scarce therefore many aspects of the disease remain controversial (Auwaerter et al.,2011; Lee and Vielmeyer, 2011; Perronne,2012), but in 2013 the Centers Continues →

Lyme disease in Alberta

Original Air Date: Friday, July 11, 2014 We’re hearing the story of one Alberta woman’s life-changing battle against Lyme disease before speaking with Alberta’s top doctor on the controversy around the disease and if enough is being done to treat those suffering. Is Lyme in Alberta? And how will a new federal framework change the way it’s treated? Lisa Robertson and her Continues →

Boys Mysterious Infection Cured After DNA Sequencing

[CanLyme note: This is the coming wave for better clinical diagnostics for Lyme borreliosis and other infections] By Maggie Fox NBC TV News Modern genetic sequencing helped doctors diagnose and cure a teen boy’s mysterious infection, offering a glimpse into hospital techniques of the future. A report in the New England Journal of Medicine describes how the youngster’s case was Continues →

A cloud-compatible bioinformatics pipeline for ultrarapid pathogen identification from next-generation sequencing of clinical samples

Samia N. Naccache, Scot Federman, Narayanan Veeeraraghavan, et al Published online June 4, 2014 in advance of the print journal. Abstract Unbiased next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches enable comprehensive pathogen detection in the clinical microbiology laboratory and have numerous applications for public health surveillance, outbreak investigation, and the diagnosis of infectious diseases. However, practical deployment of the technology is hindered by Continues →