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Study Shows Chronic Lyme Disease "Fools" Immune System, Resistant to Antibiotics

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease and Co-Infections' started by Antares in NYC, May 11, 2015.

  1. Antares in NYC

    Antares in NYC Senior Member

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    And the peer-reviewed studies just keep pouring in, proving that chronic Lyme is beyond question. This is quite an interesting study:

    Interview with Dr. Dino Prato:
     
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    Antares in NYC Senior Member

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    Valentijn Senior Member

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    It's not a study, just a summary of other research and a marketing blurb.
     
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    msf Senior Member

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    What an awful interviewer: 'haha, so the Lyme is like, totally in your brain?'
     
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    barbc56 Senior Member

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    Unfortunately, there's a lot of controversy about this jounal and it's publisher Scientific Research Publishing. There are some interesting outside references included in the article. The journal has an impact factor of 0 and a Google impact factor of .53. I've never heard of a Google impact factor.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_Research_Publishing#Open_access_typehttp://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_Research_Publishing#Open_access_type

    Barb
     
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    Antares in NYC Senior Member

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    I wasn't aware of any of that. I saw this report in Reuters and copied it here.
    I did notice the article had the marketing blurb for the clinic.

    So there's no validity to this study at all?
     
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    It's not a study :p There were no patients, no measurements, no treatments, no outcomes. It's just a fluff piece summarizing the data which suits its purpose. And the primary purpose seems to be to advertise the publisher's clinic.

    Even if it wasn't geared toward marketing, it's not adding anything new, just rehashing other information.
     
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    Antares in NYC Senior Member

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    I get it, Valentijn. Upon reading the paper, i realized it's a compendium, pulling findings from previous research studies (with test subjects and metrics) that support Lyme immune evasion. The paper does seem self-serving for the Envita clinic, but all the data they pull from other research studies is legit, as listed in the bibliography references .

    I got excited when I saw the headline in Reuters and posted it here. At the very least I hope it serves to bring more attention to the widely demonstrated resilience of the bb spirochete.

    PS: the interview is terrible. Even any of the Kardashians would have done a better job!
     
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    :lol:
     
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    I thought the study was pretty good...I learned some new things about immune evasion and stuff like that. I also thought the video was informative and nothing like the Kardashians.
     
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    Antares in NYC Senior Member

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    Hi Terri,
    I don't think the paper is bad; I found it very informative as well, and learned quite a bit about the mechanisms that borrelia uses to evade the immune system. It's a nice compilation of different works on that subject.

    The criticism on this paper is that it feels self-serving to that Envita clinic, but I agree that is quite informative. And the research studies it pulls from are totally legit.
     

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