Bowel diseases

Diseases associated with Cpn: the exhaustive list

Submitted by Jim K on Sun, 2006-01-22 08:41

I have culled from Mitchell & Stratton patent #6,884,784 an exhaustive list of diseases where Cpn has been implicated as a possible cause or co-factor (reference: Mitchell & Stratton patent #6,884,784):

Diseases where an association has been discovered between chronic Chlamydia infection of body fluids and/or tissues with several disease syndromes of previously unknown etiology in humans which respond to unique antichlamydial regimens include:

Editorial comment: Strong findings from their research. If you have any of these it suggests to me that at least an empirical course of the combination antibiotic therapy is strongly indicated, with or without serology.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Interstitial Cystitis (IC)
Fibromyalgia (FM)
Autonomic nervous dysfunction (AND neural-mediated hypotension);
Pyoderma Gangrenosum (PG)
Chronic Fatigue (CF) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).

Stratton/Mitchell & Siram Case Reports

Submitted by Jim K on Sat, 2006-01-21 20:33

Does it work?

It has been noted that most users of the combination antibiotic protocols commenting here have not been on the treatment long enough to give a big enough pool of reports to feel assured of the efficacy of this approach. I had asked Drs. Stratton, Wheldon, and Powell to perhaps tally up at least some basic numbers from their case experience to help us out with this problem, but this would involve problems of confidentiality and use of private data, etc.  

Then, I suddenly realized that we already have a good list of anecdotal reports of response to treatment reported data available to us... right in the Stratton/Mitchell patent materials! (Sheepish, embarrassed grin). So I took it as a project to summarize this data by disease treated. Occasionally I have used the exact wording from the patent materials as they were brief and descriptive. We have the full text referenced in our treatment and links if you want to see more detail.

All reported had with positive serology for Cpn using the highly sensitive tests developed by Stratton/Mitchell. I left out a few whose diagnosis was not clear to me, you can see them in the patent materials #6,884,784
All on some form of the combination antibiotic therapy protocol.

Beneficial role of melatonin on microcirculation in endotoxin-induced gastropathy... possible implication in nitrogen oxide

Submitted by Jim K on Sun, 2005-08-28 20:24

Beneficial role of melatonin on microcirculation in endotoxin-induced gastropathy in rats: possible implication in nitrogen oxide reduction.

Liaw SJ, Chen JC, Ng CJ, Chiu DF, Chen MF, Chen HM.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan.

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induces hemodynamic changes and microcirculatory derangement in various organs. Melatonin may exert a beneficial effect on gastric tissue in LPS-induced gastropathy. However, the role of nitric oxide (NO) has not been clarified. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into three groups: control, n = 9; LPS (intraperitoneal LPS, 50 mg/kg), n = 9; and LPS + M (LPS, 50 mg/kg; intragastric melatonin 20 mg/kg), n = 9. Mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) was monitored throughout the experiment (8 h). In vivo microscopy was used to investigate gastric microcirculation, including flow velocity and leukocyte adhesion. Tissue malondialdehyde (MDA) and gastric aspirate parameters (protein content, glucose content, volume) were determined as the gastric damage index at the end of the experiment. Microdialysis was used to measure the sum of nitrite and nitrate concentrations. RESULTS: Compared with LPS alone, LPS with melatonin significantly improved gastric microcirculation but not systemic hemodynamics. LPS-induced gastropathy was quantified according to the increased adherent leukocyte count, decreased flow velocity in postcapillary venules, and increased tissue MDA production. Luminal glucose and protein content, the gastric mucosa injury index, were significantly increased. Intragastric melatonin improved microcirculatory and mucosa injury parameters. These effects of melatonin are directly associated with the tissue levels of NO products, which are increased with LPS only and much decreased with LPS and melatonin. CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrated that melatonin contributes to the protective effects in LPS-induced gastropathy through a mechanism associated with regional production of NO.