LymeLand primer July 2010

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rlstanley
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LymeLand primer July 2010

Postby rlstanley » Wed 16 Jun 2010 17:10

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All that one needs to know about LymeLand post IDSA guidelines epic fail:

Townsend Letter
July 2010

Table of Contents


http://www.townsendletter.com/July2010/July2010.html
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Re: LymeLand primer July 2010

Postby Martian » Wed 16 Jun 2010 18:40

rlstanley wrote:Townsend Letter
July 2010

Table of Contents


http://www.townsendletter.com/July2010/July2010.html



Now that you mention it, I wanted to comment on the following:

From townsendletter:
In Vitro Effectiveness of Samento and Banderol Herbal Extracts on the Different Morphological Forms of Borrelia Burgdorferi
by Akshita Datar, Navroop Kaur, Seema Patel,
David F. Luecke, and Eva Sapi, PhD
Lyme Disease Research Group
University of New Haven
There is a need for a therapy that can eliminate not only the spirochetal but the several other morphologies of the Lyme bacterium. In this study, two preparations used in the Cowden protocol were tested, with promising results.


So, even more "ground-breaking" research from Eva Sapi... but I am getting increasingly sceptical.

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Re: LymeLand primer July 2010

Postby Claudia » Wed 16 Jun 2010 19:28

rlstanley wrote:.
All that one needs to know about LymeLand post IDSA guidelines epic fail:

Townsend Letter
July 2010

Table of Contents


http://www.townsendletter.com/July2010/July2010.html
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Perfect. Yes, that about sums it all up.

Martian wrote:

So, even more "ground-breaking" research from Eva Sapi... but I am getting increasingly sceptical.


Me too.

Anybody know if Eva Sapi, recipient of that Turn The Corner Foundation research grant to study biofilms and their possible role in Lyme disease ever published any study results concerning that?

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Re: LymeLand primer July 2010

Postby rlstanley » Wed 16 Jun 2010 23:54

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Give me one reason why anyone who wants to be taken seriously would publish in the Townsend Letter. One or two will do. To get a feel for the quality, note that Robert Bradford has had his articles published there: http://www.townsendletter.com/topic_lyme.htm .

Claudia:
Anybody know if Eva Sapi, recipient of that Turn The Corner Foundation research grant to study biofilms and their possible role in Lyme disease ever published any study results concerning that?


Doing a quick search yields http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=n ... pi+biofilm stuff on blogs talking about preliminary research, Youtube videos, but no publications other than abstracts presented at 2009 ILADS conference viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2776

Perhaps she is trying to publish in something other than those hack Gold open access 'journals' so popular in LymeLand now. That's just a guess. To get into a decent--or even not so good--NON pay-to-publish journal takes time.

But what's with the Townsend deal?
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Re: LymeLand primer July 2010

Postby Martian » Fri 18 Jun 2010 21:15

rlstanley wrote:But what's with the Townsend deal?


Maybe she thought: if "acclaimed" authors like Rosner, Schaller and Strasheim are also contributing to the magazine, then I guess it must be a very important journal with a high impact factor. LOL

But seriously, I won't take anything published by Eva Sapi seriously until she gets it published in a peer-reviewed journal. Until that moment I dub her findings dubious.

Striking is that several of her findings are in contradiction with previous research.

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Re: LymeLand primer July 2010

Postby rlstanley » Fri 18 Jun 2010 21:36

Martian:
But seriously, I won't take anything published by Eva Sapi seriously until she gets it published in a peer-reviewed journal. Until that moment I dub her findings dubious.


I am certain that there are Gold open access "peer-reviewed" 'journals' that would publish her stuff.

So be careful when you say 'peer review'. It's a very questionable quality mess out there anymore.

I'd only think about considering her stuff possibly OK if it were published in a decent, NON author-pay journal. And then I would add a double dose to my usual skepticism after noting her willingness to publish anything at all in Townsend.

Publish well or don't publish at all.
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Re: LymeLand primer July 2010

Postby Claudia » Sat 19 Jun 2010 1:53

Martian wrote:
rlstanley wrote:But what's with the Townsend deal?


Maybe she thought: if "acclaimed" authors like Rosner, Schaller and Strasheim are also contributing to the magazine, then I guess it must be a very important journal with a high impact factor. LOL


Not to mention Townsend Letter's Lyme disease authors such as the phony "Doctor"/"Professor" Bradford, and chiropractor and nutraceutical entrepreneur "llmd" Dr. Jernigan's article on Lyme toxins and Lyme ammonia (some Neuro-Antitox II elixer anyone?). :lol: Classics!

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Re: LymeLand primer July 2010

Postby rlstanley » Wed 23 Jun 2010 23:02

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An earlier LymeLand primer can be found in the April, 2007 Townsend Letter: http://www.townsendletter.com/April2007/April2007.htm

It is interesting to note how LymeLand has evolved/devolved since then. The article on Guided Digital Medicine™ sure looks fascinating. Wonder what became of that? Also, it's nice to know Lyme Toxins: The Primary Cause of Your Symptoms!.

Wow! There's another gem: Hypothesis of the Biofield Control System:
http://www.misaha.com/FromEditor/TSL76.pdf

Unfortunately, we probably won't read any more articles from "Prof" Robert Bradford.
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Re: LymeLand primer July 2010

Postby Martian » Fri 12 Nov 2010 0:05

Martian wrote:From townsendletter:
In Vitro Effectiveness of Samento and Banderol Herbal Extracts on the Different Morphological Forms of Borrelia Burgdorferi
by Akshita Datar, Navroop Kaur, Seema Patel,
David F. Luecke, and Eva Sapi, PhD
Lyme Disease Research Group
University of New Haven
There is a need for a therapy that can eliminate not only the spirochetal but the several other morphologies of the Lyme bacterium. In this study, two preparations used in the Cowden protocol were tested, with promising results.


So, even more "ground-breaking" research from Eva Sapi... but I am getting increasingly sceptical.



And this is what Rosner made out of that:

University study verifies effectiveness of Nutramedix products

By Bryan Rosner on Jun 27, 2010 in Research

With all the wild and unsubstantiated claims running around the internet for just about every supplement available, it is a breath of fresh air to have an independent university study confirm the health effects of a popular Lyme supplement or supplements: in this case, Nutramedix Samento and Banderol.

(...)

Disclosure: Nutramedix engages the services of BioMed Publishing Group for our “flyer insert advertising program” and several other advertising programs. However, BioMed Publishing Group was provided no incentive or compensation for this blog post.


Great, huh?! :roll:

Of course the study does NOT confirm the health effects of ANY supplement.


Apparently Sapi's study was funded with a grant from the Turn the Corner Foundation :

Source: http://www.turnthecorner.org/content/in ... ty-ilads-0
Turn the Corner continues to support the research of Dr. Eva Sapi, University of New Haven.

Dr. Sapi, has been studying the role of biofilms and nematodes in Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterial agent of Lyme disease. Dr. Sapi has confirmed that the Borrelia bacteria is capable of hiding within a complex covering called biofilm, which increases its resistance to antibiotic treatment. The next step is to test whichagents will ensure that Borrelia cannot hide in biofilm during and after antibiotic therapy. Dr. Sapi strongly believes this research will be vital to treating patients with chronic Lyme disease. Read a recent article about Dr. Sapi’s research at http://www.townsendletter.com/July2010/sapi0710.html Turn the Corner is pleased to offer a video tape of the 2010 Lyme Disease Symposium “The Challenges of Lyme Disease: Emerging
Research and Pediatric Care” hosted by Dr. Sapi at the University of New Haven.


You will see on that page that the "Turn the Corner" foundation is funding more dubious studies. Questionable enough to start a new thread about that.


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