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New Lyme & TBD Pregnancy Treatments/21st Annual Lyme & TBD Conf. Completed/President’s Blog: Why Patients Need Gov. Investigation/TBD Risk for Transplant & Transfusion Recipients/Cognitive Impairment After COVID/LDA #GivingTuesday, Nov 6 thru Dec 6
In a recently published review article,* authors provide a comprehensive summary of treatment options for pregnant patients with less common bacterial, fungal, and viral infections, including several tick-borne diseases (Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, human monocytic ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever). This review provides guidance to clinicians based on the most recently published evidence-based research and expert recommendations.
Ticks & Biowarfare Investigation Passes House/Last Chance to Register for LDA Conf. Before Price Increase/COVID Impacts on Lyme Reporting/Monoclonal Antibody COVID Treatment/LDA Doctor Referral Now Open/Valneva Lyme Vaccine
The Lyme Disease Association announces that the House voted this week to pass a number of amendments to the NDAA, National Defense Authorization Act, including a Congressman Chris Smith amendment.
Register Now for LDA-Columbia Virtual Conf./New LDA Dr. Referral/Cohen TBD Recovery Center Launch/The State of Lyme Disease/Moderna Vs. Pfizer/Organ-Transplant-Derived Ehrlichiosis/B. Mayonii on Blood Smear/T Cell Exhaustion/COVID in Deer/TBDWG/ABEM
The Lyme Disease Association Inc. and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons are jointly providing the 21st annual CME scientific conference, Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Research for a Cure, virtually, on October 2, 2021. This conference is designed to meet the high standards for continuing medical education credits for medical & health professionals and researchers.
Take advantage of early bird discounts! Early Bird Rates End on August 15. All information can be found on the conference website link. Registration fees & dates: CME $275 Early Bird / $325 after Aug. 15th/ more “at door” & Non-CME $225 Early Bird / $260 after Aug. 15th/ more “at door.”
Lyme, Mental Disorders & Suicide/Breaking News! $8M for Lyme/LDA ’21 Conf./MDH Warning/CPAP, BiPAP Recall/COVID Bias & TBD Diagnosis/Bartonella Research/IPM WG Tick Academy/CLD & Contrast Sensitivity/Submit Study Concepts/Final TBDWG Mtg./RI Lyme
In a study with lead author, Dr. Brian Fallon, using Denmark’s National Patient Registry and Psychiatric Central Research Registry – including all persons living in Denmark from 1994-2016 – the risk of mental disorders and suicides among all diagnosed with Lyme borreliosis was assessed. Those individuals with Lyme borreliosis had higher rates of any mental and affective disorders, and suicide attempts or deaths by suicide compared with those without Lyme.
EM Treatment Guidelines/Need Tick Bite Reporting/Lyme Press Conf./Myocarditis After COVID Vax/Long Haul COVID Treatment Protocol/CDC’s Final 2019 Nos./Columbia Trials Network/CFC Approves LDA as Nat’l Charity/Asian Longhorned Tick/IDSA Retracts Pub
Elizabeth L. Maloney, MD, reviews the US trial evidence on EM rashes, problems of the IDSA recommendations considering that evidence, and provides evidence-based patient-centered strategies for managing patients with EM. “The EM rash is the hallmark finding of early disease,” along with other symptoms. “In light of the physical and financial costs, identifying and promoting highly effective therapeutic interventions for US patients with erythema migrans (EM) rashes that return them to their pre-infection health status should be a priority.”
Kid’s Bill Intro’d to Congress/CDC Webinar/Guest Blogs/Autopsy to Detect Borrelia/Tick-Eating Robot/Lyme & Pregnancy/Nanobodies Block TB Infection/mRNA Vax in AIIRD Patients/Govt. Wants Your Input/Lyme Pathogenesis/Judge Orders Ivermectin/Babesia
Today, during May Lyme Disease Awareness Month, Congressman Christopher Smith (NJ-4-R) introduced a bill which could change the way our children with Lyme disease have been treated for decades. Co-sponsors are new Lyme Caucus Co-Chair, Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX-28-D), Lyme Caucus Member Rep. Bill Posey (FL-8-R), Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5-D), and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1-R). The bill, “Children Inflicted by Lyme Disabilities Act 2021,” or “CHILD Act 2021” will amend the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) by adding “including Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases” in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) after “other health impairments.”
We need your help immediately. We have a two-day window to act to help get Co-Sponsors on an important bill. Congressional Lyme Caucus Co-Chair, Christopher Smith, is introducing the “Children Inflicted by Lyme Disabilities Act 2021,” or “CHILD Act 2021,” this week into the US House of Representatives. The bill is “To amend the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to recognize more clearly that Lyme disease can cause disabilities that affect the education of children and to enhance educational services and related services for children with Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases and for other purposes.”
Burrascano Blog/COVID Testing: Dogs/Ticks at Beach/RI Patients/COVID Treatment/New Lyme Test/4-Poster & Ticks/Babesiosis/Multiplex & COVID/Periodontitis & COVID/MO Study/UMaine Citizen Scientists/COVID Pill/May Lyme Awareness/Guest Blogs
Joseph J. Burrascano Jr. MD is a physician who was an early innovator in the field of tick-borne diseases, having begun his clinical research in the mid-1980s in cooperation with several other key pioneers. In addition, he is well known for his educational presentations and for his monographs on diagnostic and treatment guidelines for Lyme and related tick-borne illnesses – a classic series that has been freely circulated around the world since 1989.