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by duncan
Sat 15 Sep 2012 11:18
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Asymptomatic Infection of Bb in Xinjiang, China
Replies: 29
Views: 3438

Re: Asymptomatic Infection of Bb in Xinjiang, China

I have had at least three EM's over the years. Each was different from the others in terms of size and intensity and even, to a limited extent, texture. They ranged from about handball size, to one which looked like someone had slammed-dunked a volleyball against my neck. Personally, I'd advise any ...
by duncan
Fri 14 Sep 2012 14:58
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: One-year follow-up of tick-borne central nervous system infe
Replies: 2
Views: 800

One-year follow-up of tick-borne central nervous system infe

One-year follow-up of tick-borne central nervous system infections in childhood Engman ML, Lindstrom K, Sallamba M, Hertz C, Sundberg B, Hansson ME, Lindquist L, Orvell C, Lidefelt KJ, Sundin M. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, June 2012, Volume 31, Issue 6, p 570-574. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097...
by duncan
Thu 13 Sep 2012 19:30
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment German Borreliosis So
Replies: 206
Views: 21321

Re: Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment German Borreliosi

Like debris being sucked into a vacuum, maybe default played a role?
by duncan
Thu 13 Sep 2012 17:56
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment German Borreliosis So
Replies: 206
Views: 21321

Re: Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment German Borreliosi

Ah. Sadly, although at first glance your argument seems compelling and convincing etc, after careful consideration I neither believe nor accept it. Go figure.
by duncan
Thu 13 Sep 2012 17:34
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment German Borreliosis So
Replies: 206
Views: 21321

Re: Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment German Borreliosi

Spanky, it seems to me your working understanding of the English language may need tweaking. I don't see "accepted" or "believed" in your list of synonyms for "persuasive". But maybe I am misunderstanding what you are saying. :) I would venture the observation that precision does play an important r...
by duncan
Thu 13 Sep 2012 16:04
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment German Borreliosis So
Replies: 206
Views: 21321

Re: Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment German Borreliosi

A synonym. Cool. Interesting thesaurus you seem to have. :)
by duncan
Thu 13 Sep 2012 12:50
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment German Borreliosis So
Replies: 206
Views: 21321

Re: Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment German Borreliosi

"Persuasive" can be such a loaded term when used in a geopolitical construct.
by duncan
Wed 12 Sep 2012 20:06
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Asymptomatic Infection of Bb in Xinjiang, China
Replies: 29
Views: 3438

Re: Asymptomatic Infection of Bb in Xinjiang, China

And I'm pretty sure that would not qualify as asymptomatic. :) IMO, several factors are in play on the physicians' side of the equation, not the least of which might be culture and dogma and even ignorance. What would happen if a parent requested a pediatrician administer 14 days of amoxicillin in t...
by duncan
Wed 12 Sep 2012 19:11
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Asymptomatic Infection of Bb in Xinjiang, China
Replies: 29
Views: 3438

Re: Asymptomatic Infection of Bb in Xinjiang, China

Yep, I have to agree. If I had known back when, what I know now, I would have opted to be treated prophylactically. Going forward, the decision may rest more and more with the patient, but that implies a learning curve that has yet to be realized in any meaningful, mainstream fashion.