Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Recent Lyme News, Research, Politics, Stories and Resources Feb 2016

RESEARCH NEWS AND JOURNAL ARTICLES

230 Peer-Reviewed Studies Show Evidence of Persistent Lyme Disease (NorVect)

Borrelia burgdorferi Surface-Exposed Transmembrane Protein Lacking Detectable Immune Responses Supports Pathogen Persistence and Constitutes a Vaccine Target (Journal of Infectious Diseases)

An Expanded Reverse Line Blot Hybridization Protocol for the Simultaneous Detection of Numerous Tick-Borne Pathogens in North America (Oxford Journals, Journal of Medical Entomology)

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Charcterizes Myocarditis in a 16-year-old Female with Lyme Disease  (World Journal for Paediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery)

Development of a Metabolic Biosignature for Detection of Early Lyme Disease (Oxford Journals, Clinical Infectious Diseases)
and an article about this study:
A Biosignature of Early Lyme Disease (Spirochetes Unwound)

Effectiveness of Residential Acaricides to Prevent Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases in Humans  (Oxford Journals, Journal of Infectious Diseases)

Evaluation of a New Multiparametric Microspot Array for Serodiagnosis of Lyme Borreliosis (PubMed,Clinical Laboratory)

Flow Tolerant Adhesion of a Bacterial Pathogen to Human Endothelial Cells Through Interaction with Biglycan (PubMed, Journal of Infectious Diseases)

Identification of Novel Zoonotic Activity of Bartonella app., France  (CDC, Emerging Infectious Diseases)

Impact of Spring Bird Migration on the Range Expansion of Ixodes scapularis Tick Population. (Hindawi Publishing Corp)

Isolation of Live Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato Spirochaetes from Patients with Undefined Disorders and Symptoms Not Typical for Lyme Disease  (PubMed, Clinical Microbiology and Infection) 

Linkages of Weather and Climate With Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes pacificus (Acari: Ixodidae), Enzootic Transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi, and Lyme Disease in North America. (Journal of Medical Entomology)

Lyme Disease-Related Intracranial Hypertension in Children: Clinical and Imaging Findings  (ProHealth)

Medical Group First to Find Bacteria Unseen in Humans (Air Force Medical Service) 

Morgellons Disease:  The Search for a Perpetrator  (Marianne J. Middelveen and Raphael B. Stricker, Atlas of Science)

Parry-Romberg Syndrome:  A Case with a Possible Association with Lyme Disease (Acta Dermatovenerologica) 

Partially-Fed Ticks that then Re-attach to a New Host Can Transmit Lyme Disease within 24 Hours, 83% of the Time According to Study (CanLyme, Int'l Journal of General Medicine)

Suppression of Long-Lived Humoral Immunity Following Borrelia burgdorferi Infection. (Rebecca A. Elsner, Christine J. Hastey, Kimberly J. Olsen, Nicole Baumgarth,  PLOS Pathogens )
and here's an article about this study:
Lyme Induced Immune Suppression Brings Lyme Tests into Question (Cort Johnson, Health Rising)

The Need for Clinical Judgement in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Disease  (Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons)

Tick-borne Disease Preventive Practices and Perceptions in an Endemic Area (ScienceDirect)

Ticks Parasitizing Gallinaceous Birds in Caada and First Record of Borrelia burgdorferi-infected Ixodes pacificus (Acari: Ixodidae (John D Scott et al, Systemic and Applied Acarology)


LYME POLITICS AND CONTROVERSIES

2015 Google Searches on Lyme Disease Jump to Their Highest Level (Daniel Cameron, MD)

Bill Would Set Standards for Treatment of Lyme Disease (Channel 3000, Wisconsin)

FDA Invites Patient Organizations to Take a Place at the Podium (Food and Drug Administration)

Looking for Canadian Input: Survey on the Treatment of Lyme Disease Outside of Canada that Canadians have had to Seek Due to Lack of Help in Canada (CanLyme.com, Dr Lloyd Vett, Mount Allison University)

Lyme Disease Costs More than $1.3B Per Year to Treat, Study Finds (Johns Hopkins School of Public Health)

Lyme Patients to Call on Congress for Decisive Action on Epidemic (WebWire)

LYMEPOLICYWONK:  2500 People Have Enrolled in MyLymeData, Have You?  (YES, all Canadians should enrol!)  (LymeDisease.org)
Related:  Why I Signed Up for MyLymeData, and Why You Should Too  (LymeDisease.org)

LYMEPOLICYWONK:  Zika, Ebola, and Lyme - What do They Have in Common?  (LymeDisease.org)

Man Dies From Lyme Disease: 'No One Wants to Talk About It' (Huffington Post)

Overruled:  Canadian Physician Slapped on the Hand for Not Following IDSA Guidelines.  Appeal Decision Said He Does Not Have to Follow Those Guidelines.   (CanLyme.com)

Patients Should be Warned of Lyme Disease Complications, Including Encephalopathy  (Daniel Cameron, MD) 

Raphael Stricker, MD, Speaks about MyLyme Data (LymeDisease.org/YouTube)

Screening Begins for Babesiosis in Donated Blood (Vineyard Gazette)

Virginia Must Now Disclose the Flaws in Lyme Disease Testing (Richmond Times-Dispatch)


OTHER NEWS, REPORTS & STORIES

Dreams Derailed by Lack of Lyme Diagnosis and Treatment (LymeDisease.org)

Dr Neil L. Spector, Renowned Cancer Researcher, Joins Global Lyme Alliance's Scientific Advisory Board  (BenZinga)

Knocked for a Loop, He's Fighting Back (News Gazette)

Levaquin Users Slap $800M RICO Suit Claiming Pharma Giant Hid Serious Side Effects (Fierce Pharma)

Severe Lyme Arthritis:  Gagging on GAGs (Glucosaminoglycans)  (Spirochetes Unwound)

Teen Uses Photography to Help Deal with Health Issues (Reading Eagle)

This is the Horror that is Lyme Disease (The Hamilton Spectator)

Voice from the Mountaintop, Dr Heiner Fruehauf, on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Lyme   (Lyme Nation)


RESOURCES

CanniMed Receives Approval from Health Canada to Sell Cannabis Oil (Global News)

Dr Cheney:  Balance the Immune System (Th1/Th2) (Environmental Illness Resource)
Related article from 2002:
Modulatory Effects of Macrolide Antibiotics on the Th1- and Th2-Type Cytokine Production (PubMed, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents)

How These Herbs Help You Stop a Lurking Chlamydia pneumoniae Co-infection  (Greg Lee, Goodbye Lyme)

Klnghardt Lyme Cocktail  (Better Health Guy)

MAGAZINE:  "The Lyme Times" (free for LymeDisease.org members)

NEW BOOK: "In the Crucible of Chronic Lyme Disease" by Kenneth Liegner, MD.

NEW BOOK: "Lyme Loonies" by David Skidmore

NEW BOOK:  "Shifting the Lyme Paradigm, The Caretaker's Guide Through the Labyrinth" by Huib Kraaijeveld

NORVECT 2015 Videos (24 presentations and 4 panel discussions) - watch all for 499 Norwegian Krones.

'Tired of Lyme' Interviews Stephen Buhner about the 2nd Edition to His 2005 Book "Healing Lyme", "Healing Lyme: Natural Healing of Lyme Borreliosis and the Coinfectios Chlamydia and Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis"  

Transfusional Medicine for Lyme and Co-infections, Part 1 (Lyme Nation)

VIDEO:  Conversations with Marty Ross, MD - January 6, 13, and 20, 2016 

VIDEO: Dr Dietrich Klinghardt, May 23, 2015 at a conference on Autism (Bravo Probiotic)

VIDEO:  Dr Ernie Murakami 2015 Presentation at Neurovascular Connections (YouTube)

VIDEO:  Dr Eva Sapi (Lyme Ninja Radio)

VIDEO:  Dr Paolo Zamboni 2015 Presentation at Neurovascular Connections (YouTube)


UPCOMING EVENTS

February 20, 2016 - Dr Dietrich Klinghardt - Lyme Solutions Seminar, London, UK

February 28, 2016 - Victoria Lyme Disease Awareness & Support Group Meeting, 1-3 pm
near Hillside Mall , contact victorialyme@gmail.com for directions.

March 3-5, 2016, San Diego, CA - Navigating Complex Chronic Illness (Forum for Integrative Medicine) Speakers to include Dietrich Klinghardt MD, Ann Corson MD, Kristine Gedroic MD, Steve Harris MD, Tom Moorcroft DO, Michael Lebowitz DC, Raj Patel MD, and many others.

May 16-17, 2016 – Federal Framework on Lyme Disease Conference


DISCLAIMER:  We are not doctors and as such, do not offer any medical advice. Please discuss any potential changes to your treatment protocol with your doctor. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Recent Lyme News, Research, Politics, Stories, and Resources Issue: January 1, 2016

RESEARCH NEWS AND JOURNAL ARTICLES

Anti-inflammatory Effects of Dexamethasone and Meloxicam on Borrelia burgdorferi-induced Inflammation in Neuronal Cultures of Dorsal Root Ganglia and Myelinating Cells of the Peripheral Nervous System  (Journal of Neuroinflammation)

Babesia in a Nonsplenectomized Patient Requiring Exchange Transfusion  (Case Reports in Infectious Diseases, Hindawi Publishing Corporation)

Distribution and Survival of Borrelia miyamotoi in Human Blood Components  (Transfusion, Wiley Online Library)

Human Co-infection with Borrelia burgdorferi and Babesia microti in the United States  (Journal of Parasitology Research, Hindi Publishing Corporation)

Largest Survey of Patients Using CBD  (Care by Design)

Lyme Research $$ in DoD Health Program (Lyme Disease Association)

The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation Grants 6.5 Million to Bay Area Lyme Foundation  (Bay Area Lyme Foundation)

LYME POLITICS AND CONTROVERSIES  

CDC Refuses to End Preferential Treatment of IDSA Lyme Guidelines in Response to Citizen Petition  (PR Newswire)

Open Letter from Canadian Physicians to Justin Trudeau (National Observer)
  
OTHER NEWS, REPORTS & STORIES

A Moment that Changed Me:  Lyme Disease Turned My Life Upside Down  (David Connor, The Guardian)

David Foster Breaks His Silence to Defend Yolanda Foster's Health Issues (Bravo TV)

Geraghty Succumbs After Two Year Battle with Lyme Disease (The Valley Breeze)

Lyme Disease Leads  Woman to Germany  (Mail Tribune)

TOUCHED BY LYME:  Jesse Colin Young Sings New Song About Lyme Disase  (LymeDisease.org)


RESOURCES

Health and Wellness Initiative:  Removing Financial Barriers to Treatment and Therapy 

Herbal Antimicrobials for Lyme Disease   (Connie Strasheim, ProHealth)

Klinghardt Lyme Cocktail (Dr Dietrich Klinghardt, Better Health Guy)

NEW BOOK:  "The LDN Book" from the LDN Research Trust will be launched at the LDN AIIC Conference in February.  See links at http://www.ldn2016.com/ldn-book to order online.

NEW BOOK:  "When Your Child Has Lyme Disease" by Dorothy Kupcha Leland Review by Huffington Post

The Best Brain Inflammation, Pain, Energy and Detox Diet Ever  (Dr Marty Ross)

Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever   (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  Note: CDC approves blood microscopy for diagnosis of Borrelia infection

 UPCOMING EVENTS

January 8 to February 12, 2016 –  Stopping Persistent Lyme Disease – Online Training Program for Physicians – with Greg Lee
The course will offer six live hour-long webinars from 6pm – 7pm PST every Friday starting on January 8th at ending on Friday February 12th.  Cost is $900 USD. 

Saturday and Sunday, January 23/24 – Victoria Health Show at the Pearke’s Arena
10 a.m. - 6 pm on Saturday; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday
The Victoria Lyme Awareness & Support Group will have a booth at the Health Show.  Free for our volunteers; $8 for adults, $6 Students/Seniors.  

Note:  Because the Health Show falls on our usual meeting date, the Victoria Lyme Support Group's will meet on January 31st.

January 31, 2016 - Victoria Lyme Awareness & Support Group Meeting 
1 - 3 pm, near Hillside Mall contact victorialyme@gmail.com for directions

Feb 19 - 21, 2016 - The LDN 2016 AIIC Conference -  Orlando, FL

March 3-5, 2016, San Diego, CA - Navigating Complex Chronic Illness (Forum for Integrative Medicine) Speakers to include Dietrich Klinghardt MD, Ann Corson MD, Kristine Gedroic MD, Steve Harris MD, Tom Moorcroft DO, Michael Lebowitz DC, Raj Patel MD, and many others

May 2016 – Federal Framework on Lyme Disease Conference


DISCLAIMER:  We are not doctors and as such, do not offer any medical advice.  Please discuss any potential changes to your treatment protocol with your doctor. 
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Friday, December 18, 2015

Recent Lyme News, Research, Politics, Stories, and Resources Issue: December 15, 2015

RESEARCH NEWS AND JOURNAL ARTICLES
Babesia divergens Builds a Complex Population Structure Composed of Specific Ratios of Infected Cells to Ensure a Prompt Response to Changing Environmental Conditions (Wiley Online Library)
Effectiveness of Stevia rebaudiana Whole Leaf Extract Against the Various Morphological Forms of Borrelia burgdorferi in Vitro  (European Journal of Microbiology and Immunology)
GIS and Remote Sensing Use in the Exploration of Lyme Disease Epidemiology  (Int’l Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Habitat and Vegetation Variable are Not Enough When Predicting Tick Populations in the Southeastern United States (PLOS One)
Increasing Evidence  (The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene)
 Isolation of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato Spirochetes from Patients with Undefined Disorders and Symptoms Not Typical for Lyme Borreliosis  (Clinical Microbiology and Infection)
also see:
Lyme Borreliosis in Human Patients in Florida and Georgia, USA  (International Journal of Medical Sciences)
 Living in Limbo  (Quantitative Health Research, Sage Journals)
 Lyme Carditis in the Fast Lane: From Alternating Bundle Branch Block to Asystole in 12 Hours  (PubMed)
and here’s the full text from Connecticut Medicine:
 Notes from the Field: Increase in Human Cases of Tularemia — Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming, January–September 2015 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
 Occurrence of Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. in Different Genera of Mosquitoes (Culicidae) in Central Europe  (Science Direct, Elsevier, Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases)
 Severely Ill Chronic Fatigue ME/CFS) Study Expanded (Health Rising Forum)
 The Role of Macrolide Antibiotics in Increasing Cardiovascular Risk  (Evidence Updates from BMJ, McMaster.ca) 
Undetermined Human Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis in the United States, 2008–2012: A Catch-All for Passive Surveillance  (The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene)
LYME POLITICS AND CONTROVERSIES  
 After Lyme missed by docs, Upper Allen Township woman joins registry aimed at improving diagnosis and care (Penn Live) http://www.pennlive.com/bodyandmind/index.ssf/2015/12/after_her_lyme_disease_missed.html
 BC Lyme Disease Threat Probed (Vancouver 24 Hrs)
Chronic Lyme Disease (Paul M Lantos, Infectious Disease Clinics of North America) 
See attachment.  
 DOJ antitrust unit subpoenas Mylan over pricing of doxycycline
 Hope for Patients with Fatigue, Pain and Unexplained Symptoms (Ric Arseneau, UBC Faculty of Medicine, This Changed My Practice)
 Michael Brannigan:  Stakes High in Debate Over Treatment of Lyme Disease (Times Union)
 Pa. Woman Says She was Sickened by Risky Lyme Treatment  (Philly.com)
 Renewed Call for Dialogue on Lyme Disease (Daniel Cameron)
 Surge in Acute Cases of Lyme Disease in Britain Spurs Ministers to Act (The Guardian)
 OTHER NEWS, REPORTS & STORIES
 My Experience with Dr Klinghardt’s  Lyme Treatment (Sophia Health Institute and Holistic Healing Arts)  (Aly Shwedo)
My Open Letter to Lyme Disese (Huffington Post)
 Niagara Closeup:  Lyme Disease Cases on Rise (St Catherines Standard)
 The Insanity of Lyme Disease, Part 1: The Bug That Hijacked My Mind and Body (Huffington Post)
The Insanity of Lyme Disease, Part 2: The Doppelganger in the Abstract (Huffington Post)
 The Link Between Lyme Disease and Cancer (ProHealth, Connie Strasheim)
 RESOURCES
 Babesia and Lyme – It’s Worse than you Think  (Daniel J. Cameron)
 Essential Oils for Healing Lyme Disease (Greg Lee)
 Finlandia Pharmacy (in Vancouver)
Health and Wellness Initiative
ILADS 2015: From Bench to Bedside: Translating Research Into Clinical   (Better Health Guy)http://www.betterhealthguy.com/ilads-2015
Lyme Disease Diagnosis (LymeDisease.org)
 NEW MOVIE:  “Skin Deep:  The Battle Over Morgellon’s”  A new movie is being made about Morgellon’s
 NEW BOOK:  “Escaping the Lyme Inferno”  (Eric Karlan)
 NEW BOOK:  “How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can” (Amy B Scher)
 The Environmental Health Association of British Columbia – for those with chemical, electromagnetic or other environmental sensititivies.  
 Treatment Options for an Anxious Suicidal Patient with a History of Lyme Disease (Daniel J Cameron)
 UPCOMING EVENTS
 January 8 to February 12, 2016 –  Stopping Persistent Lyme Disease – Online Training Program for Physicians – with Greg Lee
The course will offer six live hour-long webinars from 6pm – 7pm PST every Friday starting on January 8th at ending on Friday February 12th.  Cost is $900 USD. 
 Saturday and Sunday, January 23/24 – Victoria Health Show at the Pearke’s Arena
We’ll have a booth at the Health Show again this year – contact us if you’d like to volunteer.  We’ll also be running the coat check there so even if you don’t know a lot about Lyme disease, you could help us with the coat check (we get to keep the proceeds). 
 Note:  Because the Health Show falls on our usual meeting date, the Victoria Lyme Support Group's  support meeting will be moved in January.   We will notify everyone of the new date.  
 March 3-5, 2016, San Diego, CA - Navigating Complex Chronic Illness (Forum for Integrative Medicine) Speakers to include Dietrich Klinghardt MD, Ann Corson MD, Kristine Gedroic MD, Steve Harris MD, Tom Moorcroft DO, Michael Lebowitz DC, Raj Patel MD, and many others
 May 2016 – Federal Framework on Lyme Disease Conference
 DISCLAIMER:  We are not doctors and as such, do not offer any medical advice.  Please discuss any potential changes to your treatment protocol with your doctor. 
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