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by tosho
Tue 4 Sep 2012 18:42
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Retreatment of LD Patients - Biostat Review
Replies: 63
Views: 9897

Re: Retreatment of LD Patients - Biostat Review

Henry, Bagge and Spanky (three birds with one stone - no, just kidding, not even considering so :) ) I am aware that my experience doesn't count as evidence and only falls into this beautiful category called "anecdotal", however the possibility of a placebo effect, as Spanky suggested, was close to ...
by tosho
Mon 3 Sep 2012 22:46
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Retreatment of LD Patients - Biostat Review
Replies: 63
Views: 9897

Re: Retreatment of LD Patients - Biostat Review

Actually, my first antibiotic, that I took after finding out that I was positive for Bb, was i.v. ceftriaxone for 4 weeks, as in Klempner trial. Months before ceftriaxone, during searching for a diagnosis, I was given short courses of other abx, that would count as standard therapy. The improvement ...
by tosho
Sun 2 Sep 2012 4:10
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Tick-borne pathogens in Western Switzerland
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: Tick-borne pathogens in Western Switzerland

This is why it is much more adequate to use term "tickborne diseases" instead of "Lyme disease". Who knows, maybe there is no chronic Lyme when there is a single Bb infection and what is being labelled as chronic Lyme is in fact a result of a "mix" of these infections. (for example in my case in add...
by tosho
Fri 31 Aug 2012 0:56
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Advanced Laboratory Services' Borrelia Blood Culture
Replies: 33
Views: 11165

Re: Advanced Laboratory Services' Borrelia Blood Culture

Henry, could you post a link to that paper by Sapi? Thanks.
by tosho
Sat 25 Aug 2012 17:35
Forum: General Topics
Topic: LLMDS under investigation in NY?
Replies: 38
Views: 7483

Re: LLMDS under investigation in NY?

Can we draw a conclusion that evidence-based approach may have some serious limitations and tickborne diseases are a perfect example of this? Or is it "just" a matter that the guidelines were written prematurely? I would say the second one is correct. You know, the observations in reality can not be...
by tosho
Sat 25 Aug 2012 2:24
Forum: General Topics
Topic: LLMDS under investigation in NY?
Replies: 38
Views: 7483

Re: LLMDS under investigation in NY?

All science is based on the best available information obtained from evidence-based research at a given point in time . As new knowledge is obtained, of course there is a pardigm shift and member of the scientific community will alter their views accordingly. That has happened countless times in th...
by tosho
Sun 19 Aug 2012 17:49
Forum: General Topics
Topic: ILADS Conference--Speakers' fees?
Replies: 89
Views: 15137

Re: ILADS Conference--Speakers' fees?

Medical and science experts need to resolve the diagnosis and treatment controversy , not the patients who oftentimes lack the skills, qualifications, and experience. Your answer sounds very "diplomatic", given the context. These are the patients who "in the meantime" suffer and expect much higher ...
by tosho
Sat 18 Aug 2012 16:40
Forum: General Topics
Topic: ILADS Conference--Speakers' fees?
Replies: 89
Views: 15137

Re: ILADS Conference--Speakers' fees?

Understand it well, Spanky. Controversy is very beneficial ($$$) for some, mainly on the ILADS side.
by tosho
Sat 18 Aug 2012 16:26
Forum: General Topics
Topic: ILADS Conference--Speakers' fees?
Replies: 89
Views: 15137

Re: ILADS Conference--Speakers' fees?

Sure, quackery should be pointed out in order to warn people ("biofilm" treatments, "photons", 'detoxification" etc.). But it's hard not to see that instead of trying to find a healthy consensus and admiting that current recommendations are too often not effective, some of you escape to ridiculing q...
by tosho
Sat 18 Aug 2012 15:46
Forum: General Topics
Topic: ILADS Conference--Speakers' fees?
Replies: 89
Views: 15137

Re: ILADS Conference--Speakers' fees?

Correct, that (and more) is a pure quackery: http://www.ilads.org/lyme_programs/boston/exhibitor/exhibitors-buschkuhl.php The company is a manufacturer and distributor of whole body photon therapy system Bioinic 880 and others. The Bionic 880 enablebes to stimulate cells, harmonizes hormons i.e. end...