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by Martian
Wed 19 Sep 2007 20:06
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Rocephin does not work against Borreliae in the chronic form
Replies: 11
Views: 6769

Re: Rocephin does not work against Borreliae in the chronic form

this may contribute to the relatively poor results for Metronidazol (which seems extremely powerful in actual use for most lyme patients). I'm not sure, but I believe they only mention that Metronidazol gives poor activity against the spirochete form of Bb, while Plaquenil gives good activity again...
by Martian
Wed 19 Sep 2007 18:11
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Rocephin does not work against Borreliae in the chronic form
Replies: 11
Views: 6769

Re: Rocephin does not work against Borreliae in the chronic form

Can anyone tell me if the word "chronic" is defined in this article? I think Sievers meant "chronic" Lyme disease. Another German MD says the following: Source: http://www.zigann.net/downloads/hs_therapie.pdf Wie ich bereits erwähnte, verordnete ich in den letzten 2 Jahren in meiner Praxis weder Ro...
by Martian
Wed 19 Sep 2007 15:56
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Rocephin does not work against Borreliae in the chronic form
Replies: 11
Views: 6769

Activity of antibiotics and plant-extracts on growth of Bb

The comments from Martin Sievers are based on a study he has done with a few others, but which is still unpublished AFAIK: http://www.lebensmittel.ch/index.cfm?uuid=CC12E4D4B0D0B9E2533D8BF8FDE2CCF2&forschung=1&id=931&showonlyhead=0 Therapie der Lyme-Borreliose: Wirkung von Antibiotika und Pflanzenex...
by Martian
Wed 19 Sep 2007 12:46
Forum: Unconventional
Topic: Be Wary of "Alternative" Health Methods
Replies: 8
Views: 3790

Be Wary of "Alternative" Health Methods

Source: http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/altwary.html Be Wary of "Alternative" Health Methods Stephen Barrett, M.D. "Alternative medicine" has become the politically correct term for questionable practices formerly labeled quack and fraudulent. During the past few years, most media ...
by Martian
Mon 17 Sep 2007 2:38
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Hematogenous Dissemination in Early Lyme Disease
Replies: 1
Views: 875

Re: Hematogenous Dissemination in Early Lyme Disease

This is a publication of the same study. I don't know if it contains new information, but I put this here for the sake of completeness. Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2006 Nov;118(21-22):634-7. Hematogenous dissemination in early Lyme disease. Wormser GP. Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medici...
by Martian
Mon 17 Sep 2007 2:28
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Hematogenous Dissemination in Early Lyme Disease
Replies: 1
Views: 875

Hematogenous Dissemination in Early Lyme Disease

Free full text: http://www.annals.org/cgi/reprint/142/9/751.pdf Ann Intern Med. 2005 May 3;142(9):751-5. Summary for patients in: Ann Intern Med. 2005 May 3;142(9):I48. Brief communication: hematogenous dissemination in early Lyme disease. Wormser GP, McKenna D, Carlin J, Nadelman RB, Cavaliere LF, ...
by Martian
Fri 14 Sep 2007 15:27
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Is there really a cell wall deficient form of Borrelia?
Replies: 3
Views: 1902

Is there really a cell wall deficient form of Borrelia?

It is repeated all the time: Borrelia has a spirochete form, a cyst form, and a cell wall deficient (CWD) form. So, the cyst form and the CWD-form are seen as separate forms. But is this actually true? Is there really a cell wall deficient (CWD) / spheroplast / l-form / mycoplasma form of Borrelia? ...
by Martian
Tue 11 Sep 2007 14:10
Forum: Unconventional
Topic: The Hocus-Pocus of the Salt & Vitamin C Protocol
Replies: 38
Views: 61171

The Hocus-Pocus of the Salt & Vitamin C Protocol

In their quest for an effective treatment, many Lyme patients take resort to methods that have not been tested on efficacy and safety. One of those methods is the so-called "Salt & Vitamin C Protocol", which seems to be quite popular, despite the fact that the primary source of this protocol, the si...
by Martian
Fri 7 Sep 2007 15:17
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Cyst formation requires protein synthesis
Replies: 0
Views: 1292

Cyst formation requires protein synthesis

Free full text: http://mic.sgmjournals.org/cgi/content/full/146/1/119 A quote from the full text: The addition of tetracycline inhibits cyst formation, demonstrating that cyst formation requires protein synthesis and that cysts are not merely degenerative forms. So if cyst formation requires protein...
by Martian
Thu 6 Sep 2007 5:00
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Clarithromycin in vitro activity enhanced by its metabolite
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Re: Clarithromycin in vitro activity enhanced by its metabolite

while reading about the BBB, and knowing that the macrolides have a bit too high molecular mass for passing the BBB, I had a moment of lucidity. It occurred to me that the metabolite of clarithromycin may have a lower molecular mass! Perhaps low enough to make it pass the BBB easily, but I don't kno...