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by Joe Ham
Sat 15 Sep 2007 18:36
Forum: Off-Topic Café
Topic: They Walk Among Us
Replies: 19
Views: 2296

They Walk Among Us

  One day I was walking down the beach with some friends when someone shouted...."Look at that dead bird!" Someone looked up at the sky and said..."where?" They Walk among us! While looking at a house, my brother asked the real estate agent which direction was north because, he explained, he didn't ...
by Joe Ham
Sat 15 Sep 2007 18:25
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Is there really a cell wall deficient form of Borrelia?
Replies: 3
Views: 1811

Re: Is there really a cell wall deficient form of Borrelia?

FWIW, On the New Haven Lyme DVD of 2006, Dr Steven Phillips draws no distinction between the various L-forms and, as best I remember, offers no comments on the clinical or therapeutic significance. I will try to watch it again tonight, maybe transcribe some of it. Another question that hasn't been a...
by Joe Ham
Wed 12 Sep 2007 19:32
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Cefriaxone and calcium
Replies: 0
Views: 566

Cefriaxone and calcium

MedWatch - The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program Roche informed healthcare professionals about revisions made to the prescribing information for Rocephin to clarify the potential risk associated with concomitant use of Rocephin with calcium or calcium-containing solutions or...
by Joe Ham
Sun 2 Sep 2007 0:08
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: VlsE antigenic variation and Lyme persistence
Replies: 1
Views: 591

VlsE antigenic variation and Lyme persistence

The role of VlsE antigenic variation in the Lyme disease spirochete: persistence through a mechanism that differs from other pathogens Troy Bankhead and George Chaconas* Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Calgary, Calgary, Albe...
by Joe Ham
Tue 21 Aug 2007 19:01
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Tigecycline and C-diff
Replies: 0
Views: 905

Tigecycline and C-diff

Evidence for low risk of Clostridium difficile infection associated with tigecycline Published article online: 13 Aug 2007   M. H. Wilcox Clinical Microbiology and Infection To cite this article: M. H. Wilcox Evidence for low risk of Clostridium difficile infection associated with tigecycline Clini...
by Joe Ham
Sat 4 Aug 2007 20:30
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Distribution of azithromycin into brain tissue, CSF, and eye
Replies: 4
Views: 4847

Re: Distribution of azithromycin into brain tissue, CSF, and eye

The bioavailability of Zith at 38% sounds reasonable to me. I think the number came from the Pfizer AU site and is when taken without food. Taken with food reduces that by 24%. Pfizer does not consider that to be significant. Some other antibiotics have numbers in the 20s, some drugs even lower. Mor...
by Joe Ham
Fri 27 Jul 2007 7:38
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Distribution of azithromycin into brain tissue, CSF, and eye
Replies: 4
Views: 4847

Re: Distribution of azithromycin into brain tissue, CSF, and eye

I don't think this study shows what it tries to prove, that Zith passes the BBB well. It doesn't prove that because the subjects had brain tumors so there was a high probability that the BBB was already compromised. The same method was used to show that Rulid (roxithromycin) was the only macrolide w...