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Severity Of Chronic Lyme disease

Severity Of Chronic Lyme disease (CLD)

Compared to patients with other chronic diseases, patients with CLD reported significantly lower health quality status, more bad mental and physical health days, and greater activity limitations…

Persistent infection in chronic Lyme disease

Persistent infection in chronic Lyme disease

Summary of evidence from animal models and human studies that support persistent spirochetal infection as the cause of chronic Lyme disease…

Spirochetal ‘Debris’ Versus Persistent Infection

Spirochetal ‘Debris’ Versus Persistent Infection

Patients with the persistent form of Lyme disease suffer profound disability equivalent to that of patients with congestive heart failure…

Lyme Disease Vaccination: Safety First

Lyme Disease Vaccination: Safety First

Any new Lyme vaccine will need extensive safety testing, more transparency about side-effects, and improved patient communication on the part of the vaccine manufacturer to allay valid patient concerns about safety….

Lyme Disease: Let’s Tackle Testing

Lyme Disease: Let’s Tackle Testing

Until we scrap the worthless commercial tests for Lyme disease and find a better way to make the diagnosis of this protean illness, the “Lyme wars” will continue unabated…

Treatment Of Lyme Disease: A Medicolegal Assessment

Treatment Of Lyme Disease: A Medicolegal Assessment

The medical basis for diagnostic and therapeutic uncertainty in Lyme disease, including variability in clinical presentation, shortcomings in laboratory testing procedures, and design defects in therapeutic trials…

Healthcare Access and Burden Of Care

Healthcare Access and Burden Of Care

A web-based survey conducted over nine months was analyzed for this study. The
survey focused on medical status, access to healthcare, and burden of illness for patients with Lyme disease…

Call For A ‘‘Manhattan Project’’ To Combat Epidemic

Call For A ‘‘Manhattan Project’’ To Combat Epidemic

We propose the need for an HIV/AIDS-style ‘‘Manhattan project’’ to combat this serious epidemic that threatens the physical and mental health of millions of people around the world…

Lessons From The Aids Epidemic

Lessons From The Aids Epidemic

The AIDS epidemic has taught us that a high index of suspicion, rational standardized testing methods and aggressive combination antimicrobial therapy can have a significant impact on infection control….

Gender Bias in Chronic Lyme Disease

Gender Bias in Chronic Lyme Disease

Gender bias in Lyme testing, and gender-specific immunopathology are important issues that are overlooked in the faulty Lyme guidelines authored by Wormser and Shapiro, which are currently under review…

Lyme Disease: The Next Decade

Lyme Disease: The Next Decade

The opportunity for the pharmaceutical industry to develop new drugs targeting novel infectious processes in a well-defined patient population will lead to broader recognition and more effective treatment of Lyme disease over the next decade….

Chronic Lyme Disease and The Axis Of Evil

Chronic Lyme Disease and “The Axis Of Evil”

A recent publication defined the “Axis of Evil” as physicians who treat patients with prolonged course of antibiotics, “special laboratories” that perform “inaccurate” Lyme testing and the Internet, which promotes “Lyme hysteria”…

Understanding the Chronic Lyme Disease Controversy

Attorney General Forces IDSA To Redo Lyme Guidelines

In a recent settlement with IDSA, the Attorney General noted important commercial conflicts of interest and suppression of scientific evidence that had tainted the guidelines process. This publication explores two broad ethical themes that influenced the IDSA investigation…

IDSA Lyme Guidelines: A Cautionary Tale

IDSA Lyme Guidelines: A Cautionary Tale

When guidelines panels fail to safeguard the integrity of the guideline development process, the quality of guidelines may be eroded and fall short of the primary goal of guidelines – namely improving patient outcomes….

ILADS Treatment Guidelines 2014

ILADS Treatment Guidelines 2014″

The guidelines address 3 clinical questions – the usefulness of antibiotic prophylaxis for known tick bites, the effectiveness of erythema migrans treatment and the role of antibiotic retreatment…

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