Wetenschappelijke studies

 

19 okt

Controversies in Persistent (Chronic) Lyme Disease

Controversies in Persistent (Chronic) Lyme Disease The volume of evidence supporting persistent infection is substantial. Persistent infection has been demonstrated in patients with Lyme disease by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and culture.48–58 An NIH-sponsored xenodiagnostic study in humans documented that uninfected ticks acquired B burgdorferi deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) from feeding on a persistently symptomatic patient [...]
16 okt

First Officially Recognized Report on Violations of Lyme Patients’ Human Rights is Released

UPDATING ICD11 Borreliosis Diagnostic Codes – First Officially Recognized Report on Violations of Lyme Patients’ Human Rights is Released For more information, contact Jenna Luché-Thayer email: jennaluche@gmail.com I have some exciting news about our report that was submitted to United Nations! As you may know, I founded an international Ad Hoc Committee of scientists, medical professionals, [...]
05 sep

Empirical validation of the Horowitz Multiple Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome Questionnaire for suspected Lyme disease

Empirical validation of the Horowitz Multiple Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome Questionnaire for suspected Lyme disease The results consistently demonstrated that the HMQ accurately differentiated those with Lyme disease from healthy individuals. Three migratory pain survey items (persistent muscular pain, arthritic pain, and nerve pain/paresthesias) robustly identified individuals with verified Lyme disease. The results support the [...]
18 nov

Insufficient evidence to deny antibiotic treatment to chronic Lyme disease patients

Insufficient evidence to deny antibiotic treatment to chronic Lyme disease patients. This hypothesis suggests that physicians should consider the limitations of the evidence before denying antibiotic treatment for CLD. Physicians who deny antibiotic treatment to CLD patients might inform their patients that there are some clinicians who disagree with that position, and then offer to [...]
16 nov

Seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, and Francisella tularensis Infections in Belgium: Results of Three Population-Based Samples

Seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, and Francisella tularensis Infections in Belgium: Results of Three Population-Based Samples. De Keukeleire M1,2, Vanwambeke SO1, Cochez C3, Heyman P3, Fretin D4, Deneys V5, Luyasu V2, Kabamba B6, Robert A2. “The seroprevalence of Bb was 5.4% in workers professionally exposed, 2.9% in rural blood donors, and 2.6% in urban [...]
26 jul

Study Confirms that Lyme Disease May Be Sexually Transmitted

Culture and identification of Borrelia spirochetes in human vaginal and seminal secretions PDF Marianne J. Middelveen1, Jennie Burke2, Eva Sapi3, Cheryl Bandoski3, Katherine R. Filush3, Yean Wang2, Agustin Franco2, Arun Timmaraju3, Hilary A. Schlinger1, Peter J. Mayne1, Raphael B. Stricker1 Study Confirms that Lyme Disease May Be Sexually Transmitted “Our findings will change the way Lyme disease is viewed by doctors and patients,” said Marianne [...]
06 jun

IDSA publication 1989

IDSA’s Journal, Reviews of Infectious Diseases • Vol. 11, Supplement 6 • September-October 1989, Lyme Disease and Other Spirochetal Diseases. The publication describes Lyme disease as a very serious disabling infectious disease. The description is very different from what they present today. The change occurred after The Dearborn conference in 1994. The disease was redefined [...]
15 feb

Sexual transmission of Lyme disease: challenging the tickborne disease paradigm

Sexual transmission of Lyme disease: challenging the tickborne disease paradigm. – PubMed – NCBI Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2015;13(11):1303-6. doi: 10.1586/14787210.2015.1081056. Epub 2015 Aug 26. Editorial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov’t Lyme disease caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi has become a major worldwide epidemic. In this article, we explore the clinical, epidemiological and experimental [...]
24 jan

First Molecular Evidence of Zoonotic Bacteria in Ticks in Bosnia and Herzegovina

A. Hodzic, H.-P. Fuehrer and G. G. Duscher Department of Pathobiology, Institute of Parasitology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Vienna, Austria This study reports the occurrence of emerging zoonotic bacteria in ticks from Bosnia and Herzegovina for the first time, indicating a public health threat to humans. Therefore, physicians and practitioners should be aware of [...]
19 nov

Effectiveness of stevia whole leaf extract against forms of Borrelia Burgdorferi in vitro

P. A. S. Theophilus, M. J. Victoria, K. M. Socarras, K. R. Filush, K. Gupta, D. F. Luecke, E. Sapi* Department of Biology and Environmental Science, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT, USA European Journal of Microbiology and Immunology (2015) EFFECTIVENESS OF STEVIA REBAUDIANA WHOLE LEAF EXTRACT AGAINST THE VARIOUS MORPHOLOGICAL FORMS OF BORRELIA [...]
06 jun

Lyme borreliosis–a review of the late stages and treatment of four cases

Petrovic M1, Vogelaers D, Van Renterghem L, Carton D, De Reuck J, Afschrift M. Acta Clin Belg. 1998 Jun;53(3):178-83. Lyme borreliosis–a review of the late stages and treatment of four cases. link Abstract Difficulties in diagnosis of late stages of Lyme disease include low sensitivity of serological testing and late inclusion of Lyme disease in [...]
20 apr

Variable VlsE Is Critical for Host Reinfection by the Lyme Disease Spirochete

Artem S. Rogovskyy, Troy Bankhead Published: April 8, 2013DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061226 Variable VlsE Is Critical for Host Reinfection by the Lyme Disease Spirochete Link PDF Abstract Many pathogens make use of antigenic variation as a way to evade the host immune response. A key mechanism for immune evasion and persistent infection by the Lyme disease spirochete,Borrelia [...]
17 apr

Inflammation in the Pathogenesis of Lyme Neuroborreliosis

Geeta Ramesh, Peter J. Didier, John D. England, Lenay Santana-Gould, Lara A. Doyle-Meyers, Dale S. Martin, Mary B. Jacobs, Mario T. Philipp Accepted: January 23, 2015; Published Online: April 16, 2015 Inflammation in the Pathogenesis of Lyme Neuroborreliosis Link Abstract Lyme neuroborreliosis, caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, affects both peripheral and central nervous systems. [...]
02 mrt

Persistence of Borrelia burgdorferi in Rhesus Macaques following Antibiotic Treatment of Disseminated Infection

Published: January 11, 2012 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029914 Persistence of Borrelia burgdorferi in Rhesus Macaques following Antibiotic Treatment of Disseminated Infection Monica E. Embers , Stephen W. Barthold, Juan T. Borda, Lisa Bowers, Lara Doyle, Emir Hodzic, Mary B. Jacobs, Nicole R. Hasenkampf, Dale S. Martin, Sukanya Narasimhan, Kathrine M. Phillippi-Falkenstein, Jeanette E. Purcell, Marion S. Ratterree, Mario T. Philipp [...]
02 mrt

Lyme borreliosis: a review of data on transmission time after tick attachment

Int J Gen Med. 2015; 8: 1–8. Published online 2014 Dec 19. doi:  10.2147/IJGM.S73791 PMCID: PMC4278789 Lyme borreliosis: a review of data on transmission time after tick attachment Michael J Cook http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4278789/ PDF van studie Binnen de paar uur kan een teek je besmetten! Er wordt wereldwijd door veel artsen en officiële instanties beweerd dat [...]
27 feb

Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato Spirochetes in Wild Birds

Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato Spirochetes in Wild Birds in Northwestern California: Associations with Ecological Factors, Bird Behavior and Tick Infestation Erica A. Newman , Lars Eisen, Rebecca J. Eisen, Natalia Fedorova, Jeomhee M. Hasty, Charles Vaughn, Robert S. Lane   Published: February 25, 2015 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118146 PDF van studie Een Amerikaanse studie wijst uit dat de vogels in de voorsteden drager [...]
20 feb

Culture and identification of Borrelia spirochetes in human vaginal and seminal secretions

Culture and identification of Borrelia spirochetes in human vaginal and seminal secretions  Marianne J. Middelveen1, Jennie Burke2, Eva Sapi3, Cheryl Bandoski3, Katherine R. Filush3, Yean Wang2, Agustin Franco2, Arun Timmaraju3, Hilary A. Schlinger1, Peter J. Mayne1, Raphael B. Stricker1 Html of PDF Eerdere studies wezen al in dezelfde richting maar het onderwerp is te belangrijk om [...]
19 feb

Our experience with examination of antibodies against antigens of Borrelia burgdorferi in patients with suspected lyme disease

Bratisl Lek Listy. 2010;111(3):153-5. Our experience with examination of antibodies against antigens of Borrelia burgdorferi in patients with suspected lyme disease. Durovska J1, Bazovska S, Ondrisova M, Pancak J. PDF-bestand Abstract BACKGROUND: Lyme borreliosis is a multisystemic disease which affects several organs such as skin, nervous system, joints and the heart. The presented study focused [...]
19 feb

Klimaatverandering zorgt voor meer kans op tekenbesmetting

Accelerated phenology of blacklegged ticks under climate warming Taal Levi , Felicia Keesing , Kelly Oggenfuss , Richard S. Ostfeld Published 16 February 2015 Link Een nieuwe Amerikaanse studie die over 19 jaar tijd werd uitgevoerd, toont aan dat vroegere en warmere lentes er zowel voor zorgen dat A- het ‘tekenseizoen’ waarin onze achtpotige vriendjes [...]
18 feb

A retrospective serological survey on human babesiosis in Belgium

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2015 Jan;21(1):96.e1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2014.07.004. Epub 2014 Oct 12. A retrospective serological survey on human babesiosis in Belgium. Lempereur L1, Shiels B2, Heyman P3, Moreau E4, Saegerman C5, Losson B6, Malandrin L4. Drie verschillende types Babesia gevonden in bloed Belgische patienten! Tekenbeetziekten verspreiden zich aan een tempo..geen nonsens! Please Belgische artsen en wetenschappers, [...]
18 feb

Lyme and associated tick-borne diseases: global challenges in the context of a public health threat

Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol., 03 June 2014 | doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2014.00074 Lyme and associated tick-borne diseases: global challenges in the context of a public health threat Christian Perronne PDF of HTML van de gehele studie Conclusion and Perspectives The numerous complexities of Lyme disease make it an extremely difficult illness to fully comprehend. It remains a diagnostic [...]
18 feb

Relevance of Chronic Lyme Disease to Family Medicine

Relevance of Chronic Lyme Disease to Family Medicine as a Complex Multidimensional Chronic Disease Construct: A Systematic Review Liesbeth Borgermans,1 Geert Goderis,2 Jan Vandevoorde,1 and Dirk Devroey1 1Department of Family Medicine & Chronic Care, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussels, Belgium 2Department of General Practice and University Hospitals Leuven, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Kapucijnenvoer 33, 3000 [...]
18 feb

Lyme Dementie

J Alzheimers Dis. 2014;41(4):1087-93. doi: 10.3233/JAD-130446. Lyme neuroborreliosis and dementia (2014). Blanc F1, Philippi N1, Cretin B1, Kleitz C2, Berly L2, Jung B1, Kremer S3, Namer IJ4, Sellal F5, Jaulhac B6, de Seze J7. De conclusie van deze studie: Pure Lyme dementia exists and has a good outcome after antibiotics. It is advisable to do [...]