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by Martian
Thu 23 Aug 2007 3:28
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: What is true about the Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction?
Replies: 16
Views: 6320

What is true about the Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction?

There is contradicting information about the Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction. For example, some say herxes can only exist in the first days/weeks of ABX treatment, while others say it can continue for weeks or months, and return later. So what to believe, and how to distinguish herxes from adverse react...
by Martian
Thu 23 Aug 2007 3:27
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Treatment: Persistence Pays Off
Replies: 5
Views: 1208

Treatment: Persistence Pays Off

Dr Sam Donta presented a comprehensive, compassionate, cutting-edge lecture to Mass. CFIDS/FM Association members on November 3rd, 2002. His topic was "The Interface of Lyme Disease with CFS and FM: Diagnostic and Treatment Issues." http://www.canlyme.com/fibrocfslyme.html Dr. Donta emphasized that ...
by Martian
Tue 21 Aug 2007 19:51
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Glycylcyclines: a comparative review with the tetracyclines
Replies: 0
Views: 960

Glycylcyclines: a comparative review with the tetracyclines

Drugs. 2004;64(1):63-88. The glycylcyclines: a comparative review with the tetracyclines Zhanel GG, Homenuik K, Nichol K, Noreddin A, Vercaigne L, Embil J, Gin A, Karlowsky JA, Hoban DJ. Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. ggha...
by Martian
Tue 14 Aug 2007 14:55
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: clarithromycin vs. roxithromycin?
Replies: 10
Views: 13459

Re: clarithromycin vs. roxithromycin?

I have read several times that it is the only macrolide antibiotic that crosses the blood brain barrier .Is that really so ? http://www.anapsid.org/lyme/matthewgoss/drugs.html I don't know. Unfortunately, Matthew Goss doesn't provide references. I think he a making a very explicit declaration about...
by Martian
Tue 14 Aug 2007 2:12
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Comparison of "Cyst Busters"
Replies: 2
Views: 7353

Comparison of "Cyst Busters"

It has been shown that the cystic forms of Bb are in vitro susceptible to: metronidazole (Flagyl) [5] tinidazole (Fasigyn) [1] hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) [3] ranitidine bismuth citrate (Tritec, Zantac) [4] Grapefruit seed extract [6] Of these, the most used are metronidazole, hydroxychloroquine,...
by Martian
Tue 14 Aug 2007 1:30
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Oral antibiotic therapy of serious systemic infections
Replies: 0
Views: 738

Oral antibiotic therapy of serious systemic infections

Med Clin North Am. 2006 Nov;90(6):1197-222. Oral antibiotic therapy of serious systemic infections . * Cunha BA. Infectious Disease Division, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY 11501, USA. Traditionally, antibiotics have been administered intravenously (IV) for serious systemic infections. As...
by Martian
Tue 14 Aug 2007 1:27
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Misconception: Infectious diseases need IV treatment
Replies: 17
Views: 3671

Misconception: Infectious diseases need IV treatment

http://www.postgradmed.com/issues/1997/04_97/cunha_2.htm Misconception: Infectious diseases need intravenous treatment The main obstacle to use of switch programs is the preconceived notion that oral antibiotic therapy is somehow not equivalent to intravenous therapy. This misunderstanding can be re...
by Martian
Sun 12 Aug 2007 13:47
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: The Complexities of Lyme Disease--Tom Grier
Replies: 2
Views: 2370

Re: The Complexities of Lyme Disease--Tom Grier

Tom Grier is very good at explaining difficult matter in a way it's understandable. I believe his articles are excerpts from his Lyme Disease Survival Manual. I tried to get a copy of that, but didn't succeed. Last year Tom Grier told me he was planning to publish separate updated chapters that toge...
by Martian
Mon 6 Aug 2007 15:11
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How are the Lyme guidelines in the European countries?
Replies: 13
Views: 3794

Re: How are the Lyme guidelines in the European countries?

In the Netherlands the guidelines' advised maximum duration of antibiotic treatment is 30 days. Only if continuing infection has been proven with PCR or culture, or clinical symptoms indicate continuing infection, longer treatment is advised. We do have a few MDs who are willing to treat longer and ...
by Martian
Mon 6 Aug 2007 14:48
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: clarithromycin vs. roxithromycin?
Replies: 10
Views: 13459

Re: clarithromycin vs. roxithromycin?

I have read on the net that chlarithromycin can have psychiatric side effects (see Biaxin on askapatient.com) I was wondering if roxithromycin would be better in this regard? I don't know, and I hardly hear of people who take roxithromycin, and those who do often use a combination of roxithromycin ...