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by lou
Fri 8 Aug 2014 4:25
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Inadequacy of IgM Antibody Tests for Diagnosis of RMSF
Replies: 7
Views: 3238

Re: Inadequacy of IgM Antibody Tests for Diagnosis of RMSF

If they are saying in fact that these IgM positives without IgG are false, then that is exactly what is being said about lyme and it is wrong. They better not be saying these people are false positive with only IgM if they might die fast from the disease. I am really tired of testing being elevated ...
by lou
Tue 5 Aug 2014 0:06
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Elite Male Biologists Don't Hire Women
Replies: 3
Views: 1404

Re: Elite Male Biologists Don't Hire Women

What puzzles me is why there is such an imbalance in other STEM fields. Molecular biology is easily as difficult to learn as engineering, so why would there be more female biologists overall than female engineers?
by lou
Tue 22 Jul 2014 4:21
Forum: Personal Stories
Topic: Advanced Labs validity? / No reaction to treatment.
Replies: 1
Views: 3039

Re: Advanced Labs validity? / No reaction to treatment.

I think it would depend on what antibiotics you were given and what coinfections you have. Bacteriostatic drugs might not produce a herx. It is also said that drugs with dissimilar action are needed in a combination. Frequently flagyl or tinidazole are included to handle the cysts that develop and a...
by lou
Tue 22 Jul 2014 4:07
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FDA Considering Regulating Laboratory Developed Tests
Replies: 4
Views: 2323

Re: FDA Considering Regulating Laboratory Developed Tests

I've already told you more than I know. Joke. Actually this is second or third hand information, and I can't explain it further. Just hope it is correct and this effort doesn't get side tracked into some destructive path. It is the only thing that makes any sense considering the names of the legisla...
by lou
Fri 18 Jul 2014 23:25
Forum: General Topics
Topic: FDA Considering Regulating Laboratory Developed Tests
Replies: 4
Views: 2323

Re: FDA Considering Regulating Laboratory Developed Tests

Supposedly the goal of this is to provide guidance so that critics of new tests will not be able to kill them out of pure malice. Unless I am misunderstanding this, it would not require that all tests be FDA approved. Feel free to correct me if this is wrong.
by lou
Fri 18 Jul 2014 23:22
Forum: General Topics
Topic: LymePolicyWonk: Patient-Powered Research and Lyme Disease
Replies: 132
Views: 20840

Re: LymePolicyWonk: Patient-Powered Research and Lyme Diseas

Duncan, you are wasting your time with this guy. Henry is a troll.
by lou
Fri 18 Jul 2014 23:17
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: INFECTION INDUCED DEMENTIAS INCLUDING BORRELIA TERTIAry
Replies: 8
Views: 3289

Re: INFECTION INDUCED DEMENTIAS INCLUDING BORRELIA TERTIRAY

Don't know how many of us will volunteer for a brain biopsy, Naomi. Count me out.

Seems like other types of testing and history would provide evidence enough to treat, and the response to treatment would tell you enough without any brain biopsies of living people.
by lou
Sun 6 Jul 2014 17:19
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Auwaerter & Zhang: FDA Approved Tx for Borrelia persisters
Replies: 12
Views: 6698

Re: Auwaerter & Zhang: FDA Approved Tx for Borrelia persiste

Very interesting post, Lorima. And I didn't know Steere's father was a lobbyist. Some lobbyists are motivated by sincere beliefs, more are motivated by money and will push anything that pays well. I would say that refusing to allow better lyme testing and acknowledge chronic disease has paid well fo...
by lou
Sun 6 Jul 2014 17:02
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: CDC Persistence Webinar Transcripts and Slides Available
Replies: 13
Views: 3903

Re: CDC Persistence Webinar Transcripts and Slides Available

It comes down to the usual choice with people like Marques: are they just stupid, or are they liars? When I started down the lyme road more than 15 years ago (so much for the 2 year warranty), I leaned toward stupid, now I am more inclined to the lying explanation for their behavior. Marques has see...
by lou
Sun 29 Jun 2014 2:32
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Delaware passes legislation to study Lyme disease
Replies: 1
Views: 1808

Re: Delaware passes legislation to study Lyme disease

Still has a way to go before it becomes law and the clock is about to run out on this.