MediTest
Submitted by Jim K on Thu, 2006-06-15 07:27

Select out the most relevant sections of the Handbook, as well as a couple of the research sources, so your doc has the medical rationale but isn't overwhelmed with info. 

If this is for MS, start with the main page materials from David Wheldon's site.

Add selected material from the Cpn Handbook from these:

  • Multiple Sclerosis and the CPn model
  • Cpn in MS: Over Easy
  • Smoking Guns, Cellular similarities between CPn cellular reactions and MS
  • The Brain and Pathogenic Treatment
  • The great MS debate Do we find CPn?

Then these, add specific articles on your particular disease from the research pages:

  • Cpn Simple
  • Possibly selected slides from Stratton Slide presentation
  • The Basics Page
  • Some Answers to Concerns About Long-Term Antibiotics
  • Diagnosis Issues
  • Initial and Following Blood Tests in CAP's Treatment
  • Stratton/Vanderbilt Protocol Update: February 2006
  • Dr. Stratton Answers Some Questions

Two or three supporting articles I would add from (be selective to fit your doc) our Physicians Page:

  • Association of CPn with Chronic Human Diseases Article in Antimicrobials and infectious diseases
  • Chlamydia pneumoniae infection in circulating monocytes is refractory to antibiotic treatment
  • Interview With Expert close to Vanderbilt on the protocol
  • Chlamydia Pneumonia pathogenesis
  • The pathogeneisis of Chlamydial species Article in Antimicrobials and Infectious Diseases
  • The cellular Pardigm of chlamydial pathogenesis
  • The Pathogenesis of systemic chlamydial infection: the theoretical considerations of host cell energy depletion and it's metabolic consequences Article in Antimicrobials and Infectious Diseases

Print the pdfs from these (worth printing in color):

Chronic bacterial infections: living with unwanted guests

Potential Role of Infections in Chronic Inflammatory Diseases If this link doesn't work, try: http://www.asm.org/asm/files/ccLibraryFiles/Filename/000000001887/znw01105000529.pdf

If your doc needs more detail I would go right to the Mitchell Stratton patent materials and print the whole thing as it describes all the detailed lab work.

Even better, Dr. Stratton has been generous about phone consults with doctors interested in using the protocol. Look up his number on the Vanderbilt U website and give to your doctor. It's the best thing if doc to doc they can talk to the worlds expert on this. 

I would hold off all the other materials until you had a decision about treatment, as these are additional rather than supporting the "Why do a CAP" question. 

Also from the handbook:

  • A sample letter to local doctor to convince of abx treatment-- modify it for CFS, and mostly for yourself. Rewrite and give to your doc with the packet if you think it would be helpful.