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by lou
Tue 7 Oct 2014 3:11
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Antibiotic Resistance or "Persister"cells.
Replies: 10
Views: 2140

Re: Antibiotic Resistance or "Persister"cells.

80% of antibiotics in the U.S. are used in agriculture. Despite recent attempts to reduce that and to encourage use of different ones in ag from the ones that people take, the rate is increasing instead. Antibiotic resistance is inevitable, as it is evolution. Until that fact is recognized, the prog...
by lou
Sat 13 Sep 2014 4:38
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: A comparison of Lyme disease serologic test results
Replies: 47
Views: 9093

Re: A comparison of Lyme disease serologic test results

Reading Susan's post, questioning her diagnosis, I realize there is at least one thing to be grateful for.....that I am sure of my diagnosis. It took almost three years to get it and I didn't see the tick, but had an atypical rash, which it turns out is more typical than the famous bullseye. First h...
by lou
Sun 7 Sep 2014 17:20
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: A comparison of Lyme disease serologic test results
Replies: 47
Views: 9093

Re: A comparison of Lyme disease serologic test results

Can someone explain to me how you can do a test comparison when the original basis for inclusion in the group was one of those tests which was assumed to be correct? They included those patients based probably on the two tier test. Wouldn't you want some independent measure rather than making assump...
by lou
Sun 7 Sep 2014 4:07
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: A comparison of Lyme disease serologic test results
Replies: 47
Views: 9093

Re: A comparison of Lyme disease serologic test results

Given that we know there are a multitude of strains and even other species beyond Bb ss, why would a reasonable study not look further into those so called false positives? The two tier is based on one lab strain of Bb. I think they have not done anything useful in this study and failed to follow th...
by lou
Sat 6 Sep 2014 3:00
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: A comparison of Lyme disease serologic test results
Replies: 47
Views: 9093

Re: A comparison of Lyme disease serologic test results

So why should we pay any attention to what Dattwyler says? He has a conflict of interest in lyme testing. The only thing he got right is that we need testing that is better than the two tier test. He knows the testing is lousy, but is still willing to be an expert witness against lyme doctors and to...
by lou
Sat 6 Sep 2014 2:28
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Culture of the Entire Mouse to Determine Persistance of c.BB
Replies: 15
Views: 3192

Re: Culture of the Entire Mouse to Determine Persistance of

So if you don't want to find spirochetes in your culture, make sure not to give anti-TNF.
by lou
Thu 4 Sep 2014 15:52
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Culture of the Entire Mouse to Determine Persistance of c.BB
Replies: 15
Views: 3192

Re: Culture of the Entire Mouse to Determine Persistance of

Yes, what a joke this paper is: non-cultivable bacteria cannot be cultured. Five days post treatment.
by lou
Sat 16 Aug 2014 2:00
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: High-throughput Screening Of Tick-borne Pathogens In Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 2169

Re: High-throughput Screening Of Tick-borne Pathogens In Eur

If they can find all this stuff in ticks, why can't they find it in us?
by lou
Tue 12 Aug 2014 3:59
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: NB with recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy
Replies: 7
Views: 1296

Re: NB with recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy

So, now I have a word to describe what is happening when my voice goes wonky, which is often: dysphonic!
by lou
Fri 8 Aug 2014 4:33
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: LD: Authentic Imitator or Wishful Imitation?
Replies: 9
Views: 2235

Re: LD: Authentic Imitator or Wishful Imitation?

Someone should remind these ignoramuses that syphilis has been rightfully called the great imitator, and why wouldn't another spirochetal disease be able to do this too. When a person with white matter lesions on the brain and an MS diagnosis gets better, demonstrated by brain scans, after lyme trea...