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- Volume 1 - 1993
  Vol#1 #01WASHINGTON POST: Letter: LD at Camp David
ABSTRACT: (N Eng J Med) Prevention of Lyme Disease After Tick Bites
A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
NEW YORK TIMES: More Tickborne Disease Found in State [CT]
COMMENTARY: New Jersey's Lyme Disease Bill, by Marc Gabriel
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Listing of several interesting publications

  Vol#1 #02SCIENCE: Letter: LD: Asking the Right Questions, by Carl Brenner
UPI: Deer Ticks Seem to Prefer Biting People Wearing Clothes
LYME TIMES: Dr. Edwin Masters of Missouri vs. CDC
QUESTION: How Accurate are LD Tests?
QUESTION: What is the Prognosis for Chronic LD?
QUESTION: LD in Med/Africa?
COMMENTARY: Yale's Flawed Prophylaxis Study, by John O'Donnell
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Listing of Several Interesting Publications

  Vol#1 #03ANNOUNCEMENT: (LD Network of NJ) - Expansion to National Organization
QUESTION: Pain Syndromes in LD
ANSWER: How Accurate are LD Tests?
QUESTION: Dogs and Ticks
ABSTRACT: Use of Roxithromycin in LD
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Listing of several interesting publications

  Vol#1 #04LA TIMES: NIH Chief Announces Plans to Resign
ABSTRACT: (Lancet) Balance of Synovial Fluid IL-1[beta] and IL-1
Receptor Antagonist and Recovery From Lyme Arthritis
ABSTRACT: (Clin Exp Rheumatol) The Effects of 20 Weeks of Physical
Fitness Training in Female Patients With Fibromyalgia
ABSTRACT: (Arthritis Rheum) Low levels of Somatomedin C in Patients
With the Fibromyalgia Syndrome. A Possible Link Between Sleep
and Muscle Pain.
ANSWER: How Accurate are LD Tests?
ANSWER: What is the Prognosis for Chronic LD?
DISCUSSION: Lyme Disease for dogs
FEATURE: Open Letter from Diane Betz

  Vol#1 #05Laboratory Diagnostic Tests for Lyme Disease
by David W. Dorward, Ph. D. dwd@rml.niaid.nih.gov
Senior Staff Fellow
Laboratory of Vectors and Pathogens
NIH/Rocky Mountain Laboratories
Hamilton, MT 59840

  Vol#1 #06NEWS: Lyme-related Legislation from Around the Country
DISCUSSION: Lyme Disease for Dogs
ANSWER: What is the Prognosis for Chronic LD?
QUESTION: Lyme AB Screen
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Veterinary Lyme Disease -- Selected References

  Vol#1 #07ANNOUNCEMENT: 6th Annual International Conference on Lyme Disease &
Related Disorders
ANNOUNCEMENT: NJ LD Coalition Trenton Rally
NIH PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Neurological Aspects Of Lyme Disease
NEWS: Congress Passes Lyme Disease Awareness Week bill
NEWS: Lyme Disease Bacteria Found in Birds
ABSTRACT: (J Clin Microbiol) Comparison of Polymerase Chain Reaction
with Culture and Serology for Diagnosis of Murine
Experimental Lyme Borreliosis
ABSTRACT: (Pediatrics) Early Lyme disease: A Flu-like Illness Without
Erythema Migrans
QUESTION: Research Projects
ANSWER: Research Projects (Prevent Lyme Foundation)
QUESTION: Prognosis of Patients With Persistent Symptoms
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Listing of Several Interesting Publications

  Vol#1 #08ANNOUNCEMENT: NJ LD Coalition: Candlelight Vigil
NEWS: NJ Lyme Bill Passes Senate
ABSTRACT: (J. Infect. Dis.) Experimental Lyme Disease in Dogs Produces
Arthritis and Persistent Infection
QUESTION: Is This LD?
ANSWER: Is This LD?
FEATURE: Treatment Protocol, By Philip Paparone, MD

  Vol#1 #09ANNOUNCEMENT: Call For Papers From The Lyme Disease Update
UPI: Resurgence Of Infectious Disease Concerns CDC
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Lyme-Disease Ruling Raises Liability Issues
ABSTRACT: (J Urol) Urinary Dysfunction in Lyme disease
QUESTION: Question on Lyme Vectors and Compost Piles

  Vol#1 #10Response To "The Overdiagnosis Of Lyme Disease"
Journal of the American Medical Association, 1993;269:1812-1816
By: Carl Brenner, Marc C. Gabriel, John S. O'Donnell

  Vol#1 #11ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sixth Annual Rheumatology Symposium on Lyme Disease
UPI: Cases of Lyme disease increase 19-fold in decade
ABSTRACT: (Acta Paediatr) Epidemiology and Clinical Manifestations of
Lyme Borreliosis in Childhood. A Prospective Multicentre
Study With Special Regard to Neuroborreliosis
ANSWER: Question on Lyme Vectors and Compost Piles
QUESTION: Does the Bull's Eye Rash Bode Ill or Well For The LD Victim?
QUESTION: Vaccination for Cats?
LETTER: Lyme Quilt

  Vol#1 #12NEWS: Upstate NY County Declared Endemic
ANNOUNCEMENT: Support Group in Montgomery County, PA
HARTFORD COURANT: Victim of Lyme disease settles malpractice suit
SPECIAL SECTION: LDF Conference Summary - part 1
(with Consensus Diagnostic Categories and Treatment Guidelines)

  Vol#1 #13NEWS: CDC Reporting criteria
SPECIAL SECTION: LDF Conference Summary - part 2
QUESTION: Optic Neuritis and LD

  Vol#1 #14CHRONIC PERSISTENT INFECTION AND
CHRONIC PERSISTENT DENIAL OF CHRONIC PERSISTENT INFECTION
IN LYME DISEASE
Kenneth B. Liegner, M.D.
Internal & Critical Care Medicine
Lyme Borreliosis & Related Disorders

  Vol#1 #15ABSTRACT: (J Exp Med) MedImmune's Lyme Disease Vaccine
NEW YORK TIMES: Letter: Lyme Disease Can Disable Adults and Children
ABSTRACT: (Science) The Biological and Sociological Phenomenon of
Lyme Disease
QUESTION: Intestinal Problems and LD
ANSWER: Intestinal Problems and LD
QUESTION: Gestational Lyme borreliosis
QUESTION: Is this worth checking out?
QUESTION: Transmission of Lyme Disease by intercourse?
ANSWER: Optic Neuritis and LD
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Listing of several interesting publications

  Vol#1 #16The National LymeNet:
(National Lyme Disease Computer Network)
What It Will Do For Us
Why We Need It
Request For Donations

  Vol#1 #16aU.S. Senate subcommittee on Labor and Human
Resources Hearing on Lyme Disease

  Vol#1 #17GANNETT: Risk Of LD Low According to David Dennis
CLARIFICATION: Notes from LD Conference
HARTFORD COURANT: Lyme Disease Underreported, Study Says
UPI: Common Cat Fleas May Carry LD Bacterium
UPI: Breeding ticks linked with Lyme Disease found in Jasper County, IN
UPI: PA Ticks Wanted Dead or Alive
DISCUSSION: Transmission of Lyme Disease by intercourse?
QUESTION: Lyme and Heart Problems
QUESTION: Antibiotic Course

  Vol#1 #18SPECIAL ISSUE: LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
NEWS: Senate LD Hearing Rescheduled
NEWS: Rep. Chris Smith Proposes $1 million for Aberdeen

  Vol#1 #19Notes From The Sixth Annual Rheumatology
Symposium on Lyme Disease
Yale University

  Vol#1 #20ANNOUNCEMENT: LDANJ Fund-raiser: "Great Imitator" Family Masquerade
Party
BARRONS: Drugs on Trial: The Growing Role of Washington's Advisory
Panels
WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL: Lyme Overdiagnosed
SPECIAL NEWS ANALYSIS: Dr. Paul Mitchell's Radio Comments
ABSTRACT: (Proc Natl Acad Sci) Evasion of Protective Immunity By
Borrelia Burgdorferi by Truncation of Outer Surface Protein B
THE VANCOUVER SUN: Woman with Symptoms Relieved as Official Reveals
B.C. Contractions Possible
ABSTRACT: (Arthritis Rheum) The Polymerase Chain Reaction for the
Detection of Borrelia burgdorferi in Human Body Fluids
BOOK REVIEWS: 1. Lyme Disease: A Mother's Perspective
2. Coping with Lyme Disease: A Practical Guide to Dealing
with Diagnosis and Treatment

  Vol#1 #21ANNOUNCEMENT: NJ LD Coalition Trenton Rally
BOSTON GLOBE: Lyme Disease Victim [Evan White] Asks Panel for Help
NEW YORK TIMES: Lyme Disease: Does It Really Linger?

  Vol#1 #22ANNOUNCEMENT: Iowa State University Seeking Ticks
ANNOUNCEMENT: Missouri and Southern Illinois Ticks Sought
ABSTRACT: (Nord Med) Message from Lyme
ABSTRACT: (J Wildl Dis) Serologic Survey for Antibodies to Borrelia
Burgdorferi in White- Tailed Deer in Georgia
QUESTION: Lyme Patient Access
NEWS ANALYSIS: MS and LD in Connecticut
ANSWER: Antibiotic Course
QUESTION: Hearing Loss and Lyme Infected Tick

  Vol#1 #23ANNOUNCEMENT: Letters Sought to Greet Dr. Gasser
ANNOUNCEMENT: NJ Devils Fund-raiser for Pediatric Lyme Foundation
LYMENET NEWS: Chronic LD Patient Wins Injunction Against Insurer in
Court
NEWS: Doubting Doctors 'Drove Rare Disease Woman To Suicide'
ABSTRACT: (Proc Natl Acad Sci) Isolation and Transmission of the Lyme
Disease Spirochete from the Southeastern United States
LETTER: Health Care Choice, by Janice Beers
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Listing of Several Interesting Publications

  Vol#1 #24Prehistoric Lyme
(The History of Lyme Disease)

  Vol#1 #25LETTER: Underreporting, By Dr. David T. Dennis
RESPONSE TO LETTER: By Editors of the LymeNet Newsletter
LYMENET NEWS: Steere To Insurers: Use Case Definition For Diagnosis
NEW YORK TIMES: Letter: Lyme Disease And Lesson of AIDS
NEWSDAY: Lyme Case Postponed; Insurer Reviews Decision to Cut Off
Treatment
ANNOUNCEMENT: LD Telephone Support Group in NJ

  Vol#1 #26PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Lyme Surge Has County Officials Scratching Heads
LITERATURE REVIEW: 1. Lyme Disease: The Sensible Pursuit of Answers
2. Long Term Treatment of Chronic Lyme Arthritis
with Benzathine Penicillin
3. Psychiatric Manifestations of Lyme Borreliosis
4. Neuroendocrine-immune Interactions
ABSTRACT: (J Infect Dis) Topical Prophylaxis for Lyme Disease After
Tick Bite in a Rodent Model
ABSTRACT: (Infect Immun) OspB Mutant of Borrelia Burgdorferi Has
Reduced Invasiveness in Vitro and Reduced Infectivity in Vivo

  Vol#1 #27ABSTRACT: (Neuroreport) Alzheimer's Disease -- a Spirochetosis?
COMMENTARY: "Alzheimer's Disease -- a Spirochetosis?" By Carl Brenner
ABSTRACT: (Proc Natl Acad Sci) Borrelia Burgdorferi is Clonal:
Implications for Taxonomy and Vaccine Development
NEW YORK TIMES: More Animals Are Said To Carry Lyme Disease
OP-ED: Ivy League Ticks versus Redneck Ticks, By Karen Angotti

+ Volume 2 - 1994

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