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by duncan
Wed 16 Nov 2016 15:39
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Johns Hopkins Awarded $10 Million Cohen Foundation Grant
Replies: 26
Views: 12644

Re: Johns Hopkins Awarded $10 Million Cohen Foundation Grant

Am I understanding this correctly that Aucott will take individuals as they are diagnosed with Lyme (as in being involved in the diagnosis?), then see them through standard treatment, then cull from those any individual within whom persistent symptoms appear within one year? If so, he will burn thro...
by duncan
Wed 16 Nov 2016 14:53
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Johns Hopkins Awarded $10 Million Cohen Foundation Grant
Replies: 26
Views: 12644

Re: Johns Hopkins Awarded $10 Million Cohen Foundation Grant

I wonder if Aucott will bring any assumptions to the table.
by duncan
Sun 6 Nov 2016 22:57
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Anyone know the latest on the Ceres Nanotrap
Replies: 130
Views: 37188

Re: Anyone know the latest on the Ceres Nanotrap

I thought as much. So much for moving the discussion forward. 8-)

Preserving the status quo may benefit some, but I fear far too many patients won't be among those.
by duncan
Sun 6 Nov 2016 21:12
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Anyone know the latest on the Ceres Nanotrap
Replies: 130
Views: 37188

Re: Anyone know the latest on the Ceres Nanotrap

Pshaw. It does in China. Being sero-positive could simply be a false positive, but it is still evidence. We are speaking degrees of evidence, and the perspective of what constitutes meaningful evidence depends in great measure on politics and geography. For goodness sake, in the absence of an EM, ho...
by duncan
Sun 6 Nov 2016 20:47
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Anyone know the latest on the Ceres Nanotrap
Replies: 130
Views: 37188

Re: Anyone know the latest on the Ceres Nanotrap

It was hypothetical. Are you qualifying your response? We both know the culture-positive thing is silliness. Henry, out of 340,000 US Lyme cases in the last 12 months, how many do you suppose were determined by being culture positive?lol In answer to your question, say ELISA positive but only 2 band...
by duncan
Sun 6 Nov 2016 18:33
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Anyone know the latest on the Ceres Nanotrap
Replies: 130
Views: 37188

Re: Anyone know the latest on the Ceres Nanotrap

Culture positive. Really? :) So your answer is yes, you would treat a symptomatic patient with abx if the treatment helped with symptoms, regardless of whether or not you thought she was still infected with Lyme? Good. It would appear a direct antigen test is also preferred by you. We agree about th...
by duncan
Sun 6 Nov 2016 16:22
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Anyone know the latest on the Ceres Nanotrap
Replies: 130
Views: 37188

Re: Anyone know the latest on the Ceres Nanotrap

Cool, good discussion points (although the Horowitz quack thing was unnecssary). Question:Assuming you were a clinician, what would you do with a patient who shows some evidence of a Lyme infection, and who does better while on abx, and declines precipitously when taken off? Where theory and practic...
by duncan
Sun 6 Nov 2016 14:29
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Anyone know the latest on the Ceres Nanotrap
Replies: 130
Views: 37188

Re: Anyone know the latest on the Ceres Nanotrap

Oh, I never said I would fire ALL of them; just some. So, let's reduce this down to some basics. Again you repeat that "there is nothing wrong with the currently used 2-Tier testing procedure..." Then you and I agree I have Lyme disease. Now, can the current 2T generate false negatives? For instance...
by duncan
Sun 6 Nov 2016 0:26
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Anyone know the latest on the Ceres Nanotrap
Replies: 130
Views: 37188

Re: Anyone know the latest on the Ceres Nanotrap

What on Earth are you talking about? Do you actually read what I and others write? Do you understand we are bewildered and frightened and angry because not only have we not made any progress in 25 years in conclusively diagnosing Bb in everyone stricken, but we've come to a similar screeching halt i...
by duncan
Sat 5 Nov 2016 22:03
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Anyone know the latest on the Ceres Nanotrap
Replies: 130
Views: 37188

Re: Anyone know the latest on the Ceres Nanotrap

Well, I have some ideas. A big one early on would entail firing a whole lot of people in some cushy govt gigs and high-profile university slots - only I suppose tenure would get in the way a bit.