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by duncan
Tue 16 Jul 2019 16:35
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Disulfiram: A Test of Symptom Reduction Among Patients With Previously Treated Lyme Disease
Replies: 9
Views: 1113

Re: Disulfiram: A Test of Symptom Reduction Among Patients With Previously Treated Lyme Disease

As long as you're ok with it when patients have evidence.

Yes, let's see how the Fallon thing plays out. At least there are efforts underway to mitigate the short-comings of standard conventional therapies. Patients before dogma, yes?
by duncan
Tue 16 Jul 2019 13:50
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Disulfiram: A Test of Symptom Reduction Among Patients With Previously Treated Lyme Disease
Replies: 9
Views: 1113

Re: Disulfiram: A Test of Symptom Reduction Among Patients With Previously Treated Lyme Disease

Which is why, I suspect, Fallon is running a study about this particular agent. It's called Science.

Far better than taking all those symptoms in all those late stage Lyme patients and labeling them MUS, then invoking the psych brigade to host a seance in the hopes the ghost of Freud might show.
by duncan
Wed 3 Jul 2019 14:43
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Public Comment Period for IDSA/AAN/ACR Draft Lyme Disease Guidelines Open Through Aug. 10
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Public Comment Period for IDSA/AAN/ACR Draft Lyme Disease Guidelines Open Through Aug. 10

A travesty, as it stands. Tens of thousands of Lyme patients potentially thrown under the bus. Slyly suggesting the MUS label to many who likely would be unfamiliar with the implications.

The downstream import to Europe could be frightening as well.
by duncan
Sun 4 Nov 2018 2:00
Forum: Lyme Café
Topic: Information for people from Scandinavia
Replies: 903
Views: 99071

Re: Information for people from Scandinavia

Thank you, X-member, for the tireless work you do.
by duncan
Tue 7 Mar 2017 18:34
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: False and Misleading Information about Lyme Disease.
Replies: 52
Views: 19792

Re: False and Misleading Information about Lyme Disease.

Modifying or changing accepted definitions - or creating altogether new ones - to suit research ends is a dicey thing. It can backfire. Of course, this would be nothing new in the Lyme realm. Categorizing late manifestations of the disease into major and minor symptoms comes to mind, and I think tha...
by duncan
Fri 3 Mar 2017 22:35
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: False and Misleading Information about Lyme Disease.
Replies: 52
Views: 19792

Re: False and Misleading Information about Lyme Disease.

You are incorrect in at least part of your claims. Even the IDSA will only commit to a "majority" of patients are cured, but as you well know studies range from up to 5% to up to 20% - and some higher - of patients will not be cured. As for seropositivity, go take a quick read of your IDSA manual. L...