May 2010 Article Roundup

I am going to teach you in the next post how you can search on PubMed – a free online database where you can search for citations, abstracts and even get some full articles on life sciences and biomedical topics – for past and present, even pending, journal articles from all over the world that are related to Lyme disease or anything else you may want to keep abreast of. Here are some articles on Lyme disease from May:

Astonishment As Medical Panel Rubber Stamps Its Own Controversial Guidelines

Researchers on the sidelines tell thousands of sufferers that chronic Lyme doesn’t exist; no viable alternative explanations given

Contact: Robert Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA
President, International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society
Phone: 732-741-3263
Fax: 732-741-5308
Cell: 732-861-5548

Deer tick discovery confirms existence of the parasite in N.D.
By: Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald, Grand Forks, North Dakota
May 2, 2010

The role of the surface lipoprotein BBA07 in the enzootic cycle of Borrelia burgdorferi
Haijun Xu, Ming He, Jane Jingyuan He, and X. Frank Yang
Infection and Immunity, published online ahead of print on April 26, 2010.

Disease Caused By Insect Bites Can Be Transmitted To Children At Birth, NC State Researcher Finds
For Immediate Release
Tracey Peake, News Services
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
May 5, 2010
(Includes embedded video featuring Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt, professor of
internal medicine at North Carolina State University, discussing recent
research into the Bartonella bacteria. Animals and humans can both
become infected with the bacteria from insect bites.)

Recognition of Borrelia burgdorferi by NOD2 Is Central for the Induction of an Inflammatory Reaction.
Oosting M, Berende A, Sturm P, Ter Hofstede HJ, de Jong DJ, Kanneganti TD, van der Meer JW, Kullberg BJ, Netea MG, Joosten LA.
The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Published online before print May 4, 2010

Battle against disease – and skepticism
Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
May 8, 2010

Complete AV block in Lyme carditis: an important differential diagnosis.
Semmler D, Blank R, Rupprecht HJ.
Clinical Research in Cardiology, published ahead of print on May 13, 2010.

NASA Students Use Satellites to Check for Ticks
May 12, 2010
Using state-of-the-art NASA satellite information, about a dozen students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Ala., are busy checking state forests for ticks that may carry Lyme disease.

Lyme advocates look for action from AG after controversial treatment guidelines upheld
Lisa Chamoff, Connecticut Post, Bridgeport, Connecticut
May 14, 2010

Learn the truth about Lyme disease
by Dr. Betty Maloney, Guest Columnist and Lyme disease education advocate
Forest Lake Press, White Bear Lake, Minnesota
May 13, 2010

Pennsylvania school district won’t let light-sensitive Lyme patient have specially made picture in the yearbook
Blog: Touched By Lyme, published by the California Lyme Disease
Association, Inc.
Written by: Dorothy Kupcha Leland, a co-leader of a Lyme patients’ support group, and an active volunteer with the California Lyme Disease Association.
May 21, 2010

Daniel J. Cameron, “Proof That Chronic Lyme Disease Exists,”
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases, vol. 2010,
Article ID 876450, 4 pages, 2010. doi:10.1155/2010/876450
Copyright © 2010 Daniel J. Cameron.

Detection of Lyme Disease Spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato, Including Three Novel Genotypes in Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) Collected from Songbirds (Passeriformes) Across Canada
John D. Scott, Min-Kuang Lee, Keerthi Fernando, Lance A. Durden,
Danielle R. Jorgensen, Sunny Mak, Muhammad G. Morshed
Journal of Vector Ecology Jun 2010 : Vol. 35, Issue 1, pg(s) 124-139.