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by Joe Ham
Wed 17 Oct 2007 18:48
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Blood transfusions are dangerous
Replies: 7
Views: 2836

Blood transfusions are dangerous

Blood transfusions can kill people. [No, it's not about how you can catch a deadly disease from blood transfusions but rather about the nature of the blood itself.] Because they lack an essential component, blood transfusions may be killing some of the people they are intended to save If there were...
by Joe Ham
Sat 6 Oct 2007 18:23
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Is minocycline capable of destroying the cystic form of Bb?
Replies: 34
Views: 8245

Re: Is minocycline capable of destroying the cystic form of Bb?

Martijn quoted Fritzsche: As minocycline, tinidazole and hydroxychloroquine are reportedly capable of destroying both the spirochaetal and cystic L-form of B. burgdorferi found in MS brains, there emerges also new hope for those already afflicted. The author worded that a bit awkwardly so it is not...
by Joe Ham
Fri 5 Oct 2007 19:04
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Combination of antigens for Bb testing
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

Re: Combination of antigens for Bb testing

[Western-blot with VLSE protein and "in vivo" antigens in Lyme borreliosis diagnosis] Przegl Epidemiol. 2006 ;60 Suppl 1:177-85. [Article in Polish] Zajkowska J, Kondrusik M, Pancewicz S, Grygorczuk S, Swierzbińska R, Hermanowska-Szpakowicz T, Czeczuga A, Sienkiewicz I. Klinika Chorób Zakainych i N...
by Joe Ham
Fri 5 Oct 2007 18:58
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Combination of antigens for Bb testing
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

Re: Combination of antigens for Bb testing

Laboratory diagnosis of infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi Ugeskr Laeger. 2006 Aug 21;168(34):2805-7. [Article in Danish] Dessau RB, Bangsborg JM, Jensen TP, Hansen K, Lebech AM, Andersen CØ. Dansk Selskab for Klinisk Mikrobiologi, Dansk Selskab for Infektionsmedicin. ram.dessau@dadlnet.dk Th...
by Joe Ham
Fri 5 Oct 2007 18:54
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Combination of antigens for Bb testing
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

Re: Combination of antigens for Bb testing

Improvement of Lyme borreliosis serodiagnosis by a newly developed recombinant immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgM line immunoblot assay and addition of VlsE and DbpA homologues. J Clin Microbiol. 2005 Aug ;43(8):3602-9. Goettner G, Schulte-Spechtel U, Hillermann R, Liegl G, Wilske B, Fingerle V. Max vo...
by Joe Ham
Fri 5 Oct 2007 18:44
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Combination of antigens for Bb testing
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

Re: Combination of antigens for Bb testing

Significant improvement of the recombinant Borrelia-specific immunoglobulin G immunoblot test by addition of VlsE and a DbpA homologue derived from Borrelia garinii for diagnosis of early neuroborreliosis. J Clin Microbiol. 2003 Mar ;41(3):1299-303. Schulte-Spechtel U, Lehnert G, Liegl G, Fingerle ...
by Joe Ham
Fri 5 Oct 2007 18:39
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Combination of antigens for Bb testing
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

Re: Combination of antigens for Bb testing

Species-specific serodiagnosis of Lyme arthritis and neuroborreliosis due to Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto, B. afzelii, and B. garinii by using decorin binding protein A. J Clin Microbiol. 2002 Feb ;40(2):453-60 Heikkilä T, Seppälä I, Saxen H, Panelius J, Yrjänäinen H, Lahdenne P. Hospital for...
by Joe Ham
Fri 5 Oct 2007 18:36
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Combination of antigens for Bb testing
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

Combination of antigens for Bb testing

Recombinant flagellin A proteins from Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto, B. afzelii, and B. garinii in serodiagnosis of Lyme borreliosis. J Clin Microbiol. 2001 Nov ;39(11):4013-9. Panelius J, Lahdenne P, Saxen H, Heikkilä T, Seppälä I. Haartman Institute, Department of Bacteriology and Immunology...
by Joe Ham
Tue 2 Oct 2007 18:18
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Early invasion of the brain
Replies: 3
Views: 862

Early invasion of the brain

Infect Immun. 1997 Aug ;65(8):3352-60. Immunologic and genetic analyses of VmpA of a neurotropic strain of Borrelia turicatae. Cadavid D, Pennington PM, Kerentseva TA, Bergström S, Barbour AG. Department of Microbiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 78284, USA. In mice i...
by Joe Ham
Tue 2 Oct 2007 17:54
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Antibody-resistant mutants of Borrelia burgdorferi
Replies: 2
Views: 759

Re: Antibody-resistant mutants of Borrelia burgdorferi

Yes, was Napoleon naive when he said? "Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by incompetence." Another point to ponder might be the low dose, short term mono-therapy advocated by Wormser, et al. How better to promote resistant mutations than to use that approach to a bacterium that "w...