I know this is LymeLand and all, but I still have to force myself to suspend my disbelief in that no one, anywhere else, but these two in-house labs, are studying and reporting on these common, highly abnormal blood smears in the sickest of Lyme disease patients.Snippets from LymeMD's April 7, 2009, blog posting, posted on page 21 of this thread:
It is important that researches be found who will take these anomalies seriously and help solve these mysteries.
These organisms appear right under your eyes.
All you need is a drop of blood and a standard light microscope set at 1000 power.
We need scientists: parasitologists, microbiologists, molecular biologists, experts in DNA sequencing at high powered universities and research centers who have the expertise to solve the riddle. What are these mystery bugs and what role do they play in the course of human disease?
Are the "llmd's" that are ordering these smears and getting positive results actively reporting these results and information to outside sources for help in diagnosing and treating their patients? What is the standard procedure when unusual "mystery bug" infections or strange results are found in the lab work of ill patients in the medical community?
As far as research laboratories go, I googled "list+of+research+facilities+laboratories+that+study+emerging+infectious+diseases" and got a wealth of potential resources to send these blood samples: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=I ... tnG=Search
Another source of appropriate, potentially motivated and interested researcher contacts could likely come from authors publishing in the following related journals:
This all seems straight forward and logical to me, so what is and isn't happening here? And most importantly; why or why not? Anyone know?The editors of Journal Watch Infectious Diseases ( http://infectious-diseases.jwatch.org/m ... ched.shtml ) review the following journals when selecting articles to summarize:
American Journal of Epidemiology
American Journal of Medicine
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Annals of Internal Medicine
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Archives of Internal Medicine
Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
British Medical Journal
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Critical Care Medicine
Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Emerging Infectious Diseases
European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
International Journal of Infectious Diseases
Journal of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology
Journal of the American Medical Association
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Journal of Hospital Infection
Journal of Infectious Diseases
Journal of Pediatrics
Journal of Travel Medicine
Journal of Virology
The New England Journal of Medicine
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases