MediTest
27 Apr 2018
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MacKintosh
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A bit of vindication

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I probably should have said 'validation'.Yes, we've talked about how diseases associated with 'natural aging' might, in reality, be diseases caused by cpn, but finally someone's going on the record. I'll look for the study online later tonight, but if anyone finds it, please go ahead and post a link to it here.  It hasn't been published in a 'peer-reviewed' journal yet.

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This paper was presented 13 Feb 2014 at American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference in San Diego by Dr. Clinton Wright.  Can anybody find the paper?I got a perverse kick out of his comment that there's no evidence that treating the infections would be beneficial for memory.  Hmmm, I'm living proof that treating the infection affected my short-term memory issues almost immediately, as are a lot of people who post here.  Dr. Wright needs to conduct an abx treatment study!

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Hi Mac!At the end of the article you link it is mentioned that there is no journal article.Did you see the interview on http://newsroom.heart.org/news/common-infections-may-increase-risk-for-… course for many of us, it is somewhat ridiculous to read and hear several of the comments.Not the least that they speak about exposure and not current infection. There can be many studies on antibodies yielding inconclusive (or to some even contradictory when no association is found as in the recently discussed study on long term MS incidence from antibody positivity).At the end of the interview, Dr Wright even mentions treatment as a thing to look into, but done wrong (e g standard monotherapy, too short course) that can also be seen as proof that there is no connection to actual infection (they messed wht that for decaded in Reactive arthritis research, and even after benefit from antibiotics is shown they still do a mess with the treatment of persistent Chamydiae). It would be interesting to see a study of the affect of a CAP on elderly people with compromised health and function, like people in geriatric/care homes, tracking a wide range of health markers. 

Borrelia/Cpn arthritis: joint, skin, eye, CNS, respiratory, UG involvment; fatigue. Borrelia: Clinical, Elisa&WB IgG, and CPn IgG and IgA pos, HLA-B27 neg. (2010). CAP 5/9/2010 -> 3/2016 2017: some signs and symptoms returning, Borrelia?

Hi, Nord - Several years ago, the wife of a friend was diagnosed with Balo's Concentric Sclerosis.  It's very rare, but it sounded to me like a raging case of MS, which could mean cpn.  I contacted her husband, walked into his office wearing heels, told him my story and handed him a copy of Dr. Wheldon's pages from his site.  The man said his wife's doctor had suggested trying massive doses of antibiotics a couple of days earlier, because there wasn't anything else they could do for her.  Armed with Dr. Wheldon's info, he authorized the use of abx.  At first, she seemed to be improving and everyone was thrilled, but ultimately it didn't work.  The fact that it had an effect, though, says maybe it WOULD have worked, but it was administered after the disease had overrun her brain.I've had dealings with two physicians who believe many illnesses we associate with 'aging' are really cpn infections and one, in particular, is very interested in using abx in the early stages of Alzheimer's.  We may finally be seeing the tide turning, as more research is done and more doctors become aware of cpn as more than 'just' pneumonia.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Interesting and good that you've been able to enlight a few people.Link to the author's page at Columbia with link to his pubmed entries, which show this paper on the same topic, but seeming to show a slightly different outcome; "infectious burden" correlating with lesser cognitive function at baseline, but no offect on decline. 

Borrelia/Cpn arthritis: joint, skin, eye, CNS, respiratory, UG involvment; fatigue. Borrelia: Clinical, Elisa&WB IgG, and CPn IgG and IgA pos, HLA-B27 neg. (2010). CAP 5/9/2010 -> 3/2016 2017: some signs and symptoms returning, Borrelia?