Thursday, June 4, 2015

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

Association of Lyme Disease and Schizoaffective Disorder, BiPolar Type:  Is it Inflammation Mediated? (Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine)

Bacterial Zoonoses Transmitted by Household Pets:  State of the Art and Future Perspectives for Targeted Research and Policy Actions (Journal of Comparative Pathology)

Borrelia burgdorferi, the Causative Agent of Lyme Disease, Forms Drug-tolerant Persister Cells (Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy)

Brown Dog Ticks are Resistant to Permethrin, Study Finds (Entomology Today)

Case Report:  Coinfection of Rickettsia ricketsii and Streptococcus pyogenes:  Is Fatal  Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Undiagnosed?

Chlamydia pneumoniae
 Infection and It`s Role in Neurological Disorders 
 (not new but this is a coinfection we don`t often include here)  (Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases)

Co-administrationof a-lipoic acid and glutathione is associated with no significant changes in serum bilirubin,alkaline phosphatase or y-glutamyl transpeptidase levels during the treatment of neuroborreliosis with intravenous ceftriaxone
(Journal of Complementary and Comprehensive Medicine)

Cost Effectiveness of Babesia microti Antibody and Nucleic Acid Blood Donation Screening Using Results from Prospective Investigational Studies  

and here's another article:
One Theory to Explain Them All; the Vagus Nerve Infection Hypothesis for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Simmaron Research)
Infection Prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi in Ticks Collected from Songbirds in Far-Western Canada (John Scott, Scientific Research)

Missing Link Found Between Brain and Immune System  (Medical XPress)

The Use of Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN) as a Novel Anti-Inflammatory Treatment for Chronic Pain  
(Clinical Rheumatology)

Treatment of Lyme Disease with Human Embryonic Stem Cells:  A Case Series  (Journal of Neuroinfectious Diseases)

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Lyme Disease:  How the Way the Reporting of a Clinical Trial Can Alter the Perception of Effectiveness (Commentary) (Evidence-Based Dermatology)

Antibiotic Resistance Solutions Initiative
 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Cancer Specialist with Lyme Disease - His Battle with Diagnosis and Bureaucracy

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:  Protecting the Private Good?
 (The BMJ)

Consultation on the Federal Framework for Lyme Disease (Stakeholders and the public are invited to participate in the online consultation, however, Jim Wilson of CanLyme  is recommending that we don't complete this questionnaire.)

From Urine Therapy to Vitamins:  Study Warns of Untested Lyme Disease Cures 
Lyme Battle Continues, Dog Owners Issued Warning (Cochrane Eagle)

Lyme Disease Being Downplayed by Government (CTV Calgary)
Manitobans with Lyme Disease Call for Better Testing in Canada (CTV News)

Occupy Justice! (Cryme Disease)!occupyjustice/c1a67

Video:  Review of Lyme Disease Treatment Leaves out Patients
 (Poughkeepsie Journal)


5 Ways You're Not 'Living' with Chronic Illness (Huffington Post)

Canine Vector-Borne Disease Prevalence Map (click on the map for BC results)  (Dogs and Ticks)

Changing Climate Brings Ticks, Lyme Disease into Canada (CTV News)

Could You Have Lyme Disease and Not Even Know It?  
(Women`s Health)

DelayedDisgnosis of Lyme Disease has Devastating Effect on Patients (PR Newswire)

Early Treatment Key  (Letter to Editor by Dr Ted Cormode)

Fellow Lyme Disease Sufferer Bakes Up Help for Paige  (Toronto Sun)

Fighting for Treatment and Recovery (Salmon Arm observer)

Former Stew
(ard) Bites Back at Lyme Disease (The Triton)

Huey Lewis and the News Brings Power of Love to SF Bay Area LymeAid Gala (Haute Living)

Natural Medicine:  Lyme Disease in the Limelight (Vernon Morning Star)

New Hopkins Center to Focus on Lyme Disease, Continuing Problems (Baltimore Sun)

Rare Tick-borne Illness Confirmed in Oklahoma
 (second case of Bourbon Virus)

Tiny Ticks a Good Reason to be Cautious (Monique Kieran, Op Ed in Times Colonist)

A cartoon to brighten your day - see attached.  iPhone Primary Care

May 26 - Regina:  Two Friends on a Cross-Canada "Ride for Lyme"  (Global TV)

May 31 - Winnipeg:  Ride for Lyme Goes Nationwide (Global News)

Petition - ask Don Cherry, Kathy Broderick and Ron MacLean to inform viewers about Ride for Lyme  (Brittany Lucas)
Ride for Lyme Facebook Page - read the daily dedications and see photos of their trip across Canada

Ride for Lyme Victoria - Pt 1  (Lana Popham, Daniel Corso, Tanner Cookson, and Councillor Chris Coleman)

Ride for Lyme Victoria - Pt 2  (Daniel and Tanner, Gwen Barlee, and Carole James)
Ride for Lyme Victoria - Pt 3  (David Cubberley, Daniel and Tanner)

Strike out Lyme!  
(Brittany Lucas)


Advanced 2015 Babesia Care: Profound Testing Defects and Preventing Disability and Death  (Public Health Alert)

Anemia of Chronic Disease  
(Iron Disorders Institute)

Autism:  Multifactorial Causation and Corresponding Treatment Modalities (Dietrich Klinghardt, MD)

Dietary Ketosis with Dr Terry Wahls (YouTube Video)

Lyme Disease, Lab Tests and Coinfections (Scott Forsgren, The Better Health Guy) (Podcast)

NWA Neurological Wellness Association  
(helps people in BC with a variety of neurologic conditions, including Neuroborreliosis, with access, information, insurance, and funding for  naturopathic, and chiropractic treatments, massage, HBOT, yoga, and much more)

See also:

New Book:  Healing Lyme:  Natural Healing of Lyme Borreliosis and the Coinfections Chlamydia and Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis, 2nd Edition  
(StephenBuhner) -  coming out in November.  You can pre-order this book now.
Moldy (Sign up to watch this new documentary beginning June 4th) 

Once Upon a Lyme (Video for children)

Resetting Your Body's Thermostat, No more Low Body Temperature  (Dr David Jernigan)

Webinar:  Conversations with Marty Ross, MD, May 20, 2015

Why Lyme Disease Adrenal Fatigue Exhausts You and Four Ways to Replenish Your Vitality
 (Greg Lee)


June 1:  "Ticked Off" documentary, at Evedar's Bistro, 6 pm (restaurant closed but snacks will be provided)

June 7:  Lyme Disease Awareness Event at Parksville Conference Centre, 1 pm
June 7:  Lyme Awareness Booth at Robert Cameron Law Cycling Event, 7 am - 2:30 pm, Bellevue Street

June 28:  Victoria Lyme Disease Awareness & Support Group Meeting:  near Hillside Ave, 1-3 p.m.  Contact for details

October 15:  ILADS Fundamentals Course, Fort Lauderdale
October 16-18:  ILADS Annual Conference, Fort Lauderdale

October 17-18:  Neurovascular Connections - Vancouver 2015