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by radicale
Thu 30 Apr 2015 23:13
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Persistent Lyme Empiric Antibiotic Study Europe (PLEASE)
Replies: 78
Views: 33052

Re: Persistent Lyme Empiric Antibiotic Study Europe (PLEASE)

radicale wrote: When one looks at the available evidence it would be hard to take a doctor seriously if they prescribed any of these combinations. I think it is more stupid to do a study, and (as it looks like in this case) don't include any patient that have signs of a still active borrelia infect...
by radicale
Thu 30 Apr 2015 22:24
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Persistent Lyme Empiric Antibiotic Study Europe (PLEASE)
Replies: 78
Views: 33052

Re: Persistent Lyme Empiric Antibiotic Study Europe (PLEASE)

This result is very disappointing, in part contradictory to what has been published by Sam Donta, and quite frankly crystal clear to me. There is no clear benefit or rational, for a large group of patients who may seek out this treatment, for taking up to three months of doxy or clarithomycin + plan...
by radicale
Fri 12 Dec 2014 23:18
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Bartenella - References from Galaxy Dx.
Replies: 0
Views: 718

Bartenella - References from Galaxy Dx.

For those interested in up-to-date research, including description of diagnostic difficulties and treatment uncertainties, relating to Bartonella, refer to

http://www.galaxydx.com/web/pdfs/Barton ... rences.pdf
by radicale
Mon 8 Dec 2014 7:03
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Definition of late-stage Lyme disease
Replies: 100
Views: 11468

Re: Rebuttal published to CDC vs Advanced in J Clin Microbio

I don't think it's true to say that the modification of BSK has not been undertaken before Sapi. et al. There are other countries in the world apart from the United States of America. 1] http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0074-02762007000800017 Evaluation of a modified culture m...
by radicale
Fri 5 Dec 2014 21:42
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Long-term Assessment of Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
Replies: 28
Views: 4115

Re: Long-term Assessment of Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

Hmmm, radicale, you may be right. I keep reading the fatigue abstract and I cannot tell if they looked at PTLDS patients, or Lyme patients that had been treated and cured, or what. It's a little ambiguous. They seem to be using Lyme interchangeably with PTLDS. This is where seeing the study in its ...
by radicale
Fri 5 Dec 2014 21:19
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Long-term Assessment of Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
Replies: 28
Views: 4115

Re: Long-term Assessment of Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

That last observation, Henry, couldn't be further from the truth. Most of us are full of hope, because we know what's going on, and we can discern BS from truth. We can distinguish reality from propaganda. Now it's just a matter of generating funds for meaningful research. We are still on the outsi...
by radicale
Fri 5 Dec 2014 20:26
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Long-term Assessment of Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
Replies: 28
Views: 4115

Re: Long-term Assessment of Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

It is also interesting that the keywords for the Fatigue paper included, Post-Lyme disease symptoms. If this was chosen by the authors it speaks volumes, hopefully it wasn't.
by radicale
Fri 5 Dec 2014 20:20
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Long-term Assessment of Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
Replies: 28
Views: 4115

Re: Long-term Assessment of Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

Henry's here to do a political job, not a scientific one. I assume he is sincere in his devotion to authority. That trait is so common as to be unremarkable, and not even very blameworthy. What's rare is the ability to recognize when authority is wrong, and to trace what's really going on. I think ...
by radicale
Fri 5 Dec 2014 20:13
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Long-term Assessment of Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
Replies: 28
Views: 4115

Re: Long-term Assessment of Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

Am I the only one who finds the Fibromyalgia results odd? Long-Term Assessment of Fibromyalgia in Patients with Culture-Confirmed Lyme Disease. Wormser GP1, Weitzner E, McKenna D, Nadelman RB, Scavarda C, Farber S, Prakash P, Ash J, Nowakowski J. Abstract Background: Fibromyalgia occurs in 2% to 8% ...
by radicale
Thu 3 Jul 2014 2:03
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Auwaerter & Zhang: FDA Approved Tx for Borrelia persisters
Replies: 12
Views: 6351

Re: Auwaerter & Zhang: FDA Approved Tx for Borrelia persiste

So Metronidazole appears to be a dud (in terms of active killing ability). Another interesting observation Microscope examination revealed spirochetal shaped remnants after daptomycin treatment (Figure 3A), suggesting that the cells were dead and did not change form to coccoid shape, which occurred ...