Tag Archives: guidelines

Health P.E.I. tragically mistaken [on Lyme disease]

The Guardian, Chris Robinson Guest Opinion Government bafflegab bothers me, especially when the health of young school-age children is at stake. On March 11, Health P.E.I. officials featured on CBC’s (Mis)Information Morning downplayed the true risk of Lyme Disease on P.E.I. and claimed that current diagnostic blood tests being used here for detecting this serious tick-borne disease are very effective. Continues →

Overruled: Canadian physician was slapped on the hand for not following IDSA guidelines… appeal decision said he does not have to follow those guidelines.

This is yet another case of a College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada, overstepping their right to enforce particular guidelines be followed.  The physician was initially penalized (cautioned) for not following “appropriate” or “recommended” guidelines. The provincial College’s of Physicians and Surgeons across Canada, and federal and provincial health authorities have always stated publicly that guidelines are only “suggestions” 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 →

Concerns Regarding the Infectious Diseases Society of America Lyme Disease Clinical Practice Guidelines

Reprints or correspondence: Mr. Jim Wilson, Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation, 2495 Reece Rd., Westbank, BC V4T 1N1, Canada (jimwilson@telus.net). TO THE EDITOR — The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation has several concerns with the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Lyme disease clinical practice guidelines [1]. I shall elaborate. Throughout the guidelines, the erythema migrans rash is referred to 108 times and Continues →