Brian A. Fallon, Nevena Zubcevik et al. published an article in Frontiers in Medicine, December 6, 2019, The General Symptom Questionnaire-30 (GSQ-30): A Brief Measure of Multi-System Symptom Burden in Lyme Disease. Conclusions and Relevance of the study: “The GSQ-30 is a valid and reliable instrument to assess symptom burden among patients with acute and […]
Peer Reviewed Articles
This section contains articles published in peer reviewed literature on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, and on COVID 19. Articles are written by experts, and then several other experts in that field will review the article and send back comments/concerns to authors. Articles are sometimes changed/clarified to address the issues that are raised in order to be published. Not all info in peer-reviewed journals is reviewed such as editorials, letters, book reviews.
The LDA is providing the articles in this section for your information. The articles included express the findings and opinions of the authors and are not necessarily those of the the LDA.
The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), a nonprofit, international, multidisciplinary medical organization, has provided an evidence-based definition of Chronic Lyme Disease (CLD) published in the journal Antibiotics as a concept paper. ILADS has defined CLD as “a multisystem illness with a wide range of symptoms and/or signs that are either continuously or intermittently […]
Researchers, including Robert C. Bransfield, MD, Lyme Disease Association Professional & Medical Advisory Board Member, recently reviewed the proposed new Lyme Disease Guidelines, a 100 page document on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease drafted by the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology and American […]
Joanna Lyon and Hyunuk Seung, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, published an article in Meta Gene, May 2019 (online), Genetic Variation in the ABCB1 Gene Associated with Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome Status. A possible genetic connection in PTLDS/chronic Lyme was studied: “This multi-centered, randomized control trial studied the possible correlation between ABCB1 (MDR1) […]
May Awareness LDA Guest Blogger, Dr. Richard I. Horowitz, MD, PLLC: “Why Patients with Chronic Lyme-MSIDS Should Have Hope” …. These doctors all wanted to know how to treat their sickest and most resistant patients with chronic Lyme symptoms who were also being adversely affected by environmental illness […]
In a recent study by Allison DeLong, Mayla Hsu and Harriet Kotsoris, published April 24, 2019, findings show the cumulative prevalence of post-treatment Lyme disease (PTLD) in the United States is estimated to be high and predicted to increase. In the study, the authors estimated the number of PTLD cases in the US in 2016 […]
Allison DeLongA just published statistical review in Contemporary Clinical Trials, August 19, 2012, has cast doubt on the NIH funded studies which have been used as a basis for Lyme disease guidelines most often used by treating physicians for diagnosis and treatment and by insurers to determine reimbursement, i.e. Infectious Diseases Society of America […]
From American Veterinarian: With another higher-than-average tick season looming, veterinarians should be preparing for the inevitable onslaught of tick-related veterinary visits. Even with knowledge of the dangers of tick-borne illnesses, pet owners continue to put off annual screenings. But a new study aims to help change that narrative. Click link to read more http://www.americanveterinarian.com/news/tick-exposure-and-kidney-disease-risk-in-dogs
In 2018, Lyme Disease Association Inc. (LDA) reached a milestone in its Lyme research support −the 50th journal article with LDA supported research was published. Articles found in 39 different journals begin in 1996 with the ground-breaking, Borrelia burgdorferi DNA in the Urine of Treated Patients with Chronic Lyme Disease Symptoms: A PCR Study of […]
Robert C. Bransfield, MDRobert C. Bransfield, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Rutgers-RWJ Medical School, published an article on 8-25-18, which demonstrates an association between Lyme borreliosis and neuropsychiatric impairments – considered a major advance in psychiatry. Entitled Neuropsychiatric Lyme Borreliosis: An Overview with a Focus on a Specialty Psychiatrist’s Clinical Practice, the article was published in […]