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The Contagion® Lyme Disease specialty page provides Lyme disease-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

LYME DISEASE VIDEOS - Page 3

Lyme Disease and Long-Term Antibiotics: Help or Harm?
Panelists Samuel Shor, MD, FACP; Leonard Sigal, MD; Peter L. Salgo, MD; Patricia V. Smith; and Robert C. Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA, debate the existence of chronic Lyme disease and the use of longer-term antibiotics, and explore the impact a lack of consensus has on patients, providers, and the health care system.
Research Challenges in Lyme Disease
Panelists Peter L. Salgo, MD; Patricia V. Smith; and Leonard Sigal, MD, discuss research challenges in Lyme disease and allegations on both sides of the debate over the existence of chronic forms of the disease.
Exploring Controversies in Lyme Disease
Panelists Peter L. Salgo, MD; Samuel Shor, MD, FACP; Leonard Sigal, MD; and Robert C. Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA, explore the potential explanations for inflammatory responses that occur following acute Lyme disease, and whether a chronic form of the disease exists or if there are other reasons for late symptoms.
Lyme Disease: Theories for Longer-Term Manifestations
Panelists Peter L. Salgo, MD; Leonard Sigal, MD; Samuel Shor, MD, FACP; Robert C. Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA; and Patricia V. Smith outline potential theories for longer-term clinical manifestations that have a less clear-cut link to Lyme disease.
Trials and Tribulations of a Diagnosis for Lyme Disease
Panelists Peter L. Salgo, MD; Robert C. Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA; Leonard Sigal, MD; Patricia V. Smith; and Samuel Shor, MD, FACP, examine the tendency for patients with Lyme disease to see multiple providers across various disciplines before being diagnosed.
Emerging Tests for Lyme Disease
Panelists Peter L. Salgo, MD; Robert C. Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA; Leonard Sigal, MD; Samuel Shor, MD, FACP; and Patricia V. Smith discuss emerging laboratory tests for detecting Lyme disease and the ways in which these technologies may offer diagnostic improvements.
Challenges in Making a Lyme Disease Diagnosis
Panelists Peter L. Salgo, MD; Patricia V. Smith; Robert C. Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA; Samuel Shor, MD, FACP; and Leonard Sigal, MD, provide insight regarding geographic considerations, the key criteria for evaluating multi-systemic manifestations, and making a Lyme disease diagnosis.
Reliability of Lab Testing for Lyme Disease
Robert C. Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA; Peter L. Salgo, MD; Samuel Shor, MD, FACP; and Leonard Sigal, MD, explain the 2-tiered Lyme disease testing system, and debate the reliability of using certain laboratory tests to confirm a diagnosis.
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