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 [...]

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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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Lyme Disease review panel: truth in the detail

The Lyme disease review panel of the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) has released its long awaited final report on the 2006 Lyme disease guidelines. As in any report or paper the abstract and the press release are no substitute for the detail. The panel showed some significant shifts in emphasis, most notably on [...]

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