LDA Conference 2015 – Book quickly

The 14th LDA Conference,Saturday September 12th 2015,Buckingham House, Murray Edwards College,University of Cambridge Book here The theme for the 2015 conference will be treatment of Lyme Disease. The programme will include a substantial interactive discussion with the panel of speakers. Overnight accommodation is limited and bookings cannot be guaranteed unless booked and paid for by [...]

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LDA conference, Guildford, Saturday 5th July – four and a half months to go, and counting!

I’ve just, possibly foolishly, offered to help to organise the LDA’s 2014 conference, which is now just over four months away. (Is the date in your diary? I do hope so!) We’re revisiting (it will be our second year there) Surrey University in Guildford so, while most of the UK is currently focused, understandably, on [...]

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Christmas Trees

I had to come in as it got too dark. Not too dark to see where I was going, but too dark to see what I was doing. When you grab and pull what you think is a weed, and it feels more solid and turns out to be one of the Christmas tree seedlings [...]

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LDA Comment on British Infection Association Position Statement

In March 2011 the British Infection Association published on-line a Position Statement on Lyme Disease. The full paper appeared in print in the May edition of the BIA’s journal, the Journal of Infection Lyme Disease Action sought a meeting with the BIA President, Dr Jane Stockley, to discuss what the charity felt were serious shortcomings [...]

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Daily Telegraph article on Lyme disease

The Daily Telegraph today published an informative article on Lyme disease. The article is also available in the on-line edition. It highlights the difficulties patients have obtaining diagnosis and treatment.  

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Sound thinking in the Netherlands

The editorial of the March 2011 edition of the Netherlands Journal of Medicine(1)gives a hint of an enlightened, scientific approach in the Netherlands revised guidelines due to be published later this year.These guidelines have been developed “according to the recommendations for evidence-based development of guidelines by a multidisciplinary committee, including the National Society for Lyme [...]

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Sound thinking in the Netherlands

The editorial of the March 2011 edition of the Netherlands Journal of Medicine(1) gives a hint of an enlightened, scientific approach in the Netherlands revised guidelines due to be published later this year. These guidelines have been developed “according to the recommendations for evidence-based development of guidelines by a multidisciplinary committee, including the National Society for [...]

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Awareness days for clinicians

To introduce the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership to doctors, 3 awareness days have been arranged. It is important that this process engages with as many clinicians as possible who have treated patients with Lyme disease, and across a wide range of specialties: neurology, rheumatology, paediatrics, infectious diseases, as well as general practice, physiotherapy [...]

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HPA reviews ILADS guidelines

See http://www.hpa.org.uk/web/HPAwebFile/HPAweb_C/1294739293177 Published in January 2011, some 6 months later than expected, this review of ILADS guidelines is not so much the “appraisal” that it claims to be, but an attempt to find every possible bad point. It is a pity that those who maintain they are protecting our health cannot take a more rational, [...]

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From Lyme disease to a Grand Slam Final

Saturday’s French Open ladies tennis final will crown an incredible comeback from Lyme disease for Australian Sam Stosur. A late-blooming success, Stosur was struck down by the debilitating illness – which is caused by the bite of an infected tick and can affect the joints, the heart and the nervous system – for ten months [...]

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