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Inside Lyme Podcast with Dr. Daniel Cameron

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You are listening to a show dedicated to discussing actual cases. Dr. Cameron has been treating adolescents and adults with Lyme disease and related tick-borne infections for more than 30 years. The advice given is general and not intended as specific advice as to any particular patient. If you require specific advice, you will need to seek that advice from an experienced professional.

You are listening to a show dedicated to discussing actual cases. Dr. Cameron has been treating adolescents and adults with Lyme disease and related tick-borne infections for more than 30 years. The advice given is general and not intended as specific advice as to any particular patient. If you require specific advice, you will need to seek that advice from an experienced professional.

Location:

United States

Description:

You are listening to a show dedicated to discussing actual cases. Dr. Cameron has been treating adolescents and adults with Lyme disease and related tick-borne infections for more than 30 years. The advice given is general and not intended as specific advice as to any particular patient. If you require specific advice, you will need to seek that advice from an experienced professional.

Language:

English

Contact:

914-666-4665


Episodes

Are you reluctant to take the COVID-19 vaccine?

1/14/2021
I have Lyme disease patients in my practice who are concerned with COVID-19. I also have Lyme disease patients who are reluctant to take the COVID-19 vaccine. The reluctance to take a vaccine has been called vaccine hesitancy. A vaccine was introduced in the late 1990 to prevent Lyme disease. The Lyme disease vaccine was quite effective at preventing a Lyme disease rash. The Lyme disease was only 50% effective at preventing neurologic and neuropsychiatric manifestations of Lyme disease...

Duration:00:15:52

A 61-year old woman who was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer followed by Lyme disease.

1/10/2021
a 61-year old woman who was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer and later Lyme disease. The woman underwent a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. I first read about this case in the journal Diagnostics by Ørbæk and colleagues. One year later, she developed leg and back pain so severe that narcotics would not even alleviate her pain. There was no evidence of a recurrence of her cancer. She was diagnosed and treated for Lyme disease. You can hear more about these cases through his...

Duration:00:10:20

A 36-year-old man with severe neuropathic pain in both feet.

1/1/2021
A 36-year-old man suffered with severe neuropathic pain in both feet. The pain was severe at a level 10 out of 10 despite methadone 5 mg every four hours as needed. The doctors elected not to treat with antibiotic under the assumption that the tick-borne infection had resolved. I first read about this case in the journal Neuromodulation by Karri and colleagues. The pain remained severe despite trials of gabapentin, duloxetine, bupropion and narcotics. The pain improved with two surgical...

Duration:00:09:44

Three deaths associated with Lyme carditis

12/21/2020
Dr. Cameron feels that the best way to get to know Lyme disease is through reviewing actual cases. In this Inside Lyme Podcast episode, he will be discussing three deaths associated with Lyme disease. I first read about these cases in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All three individuals tested positive on autopsy. You can hear more about these cases through his blogs, social media, and YouTube. Sign up for our...

Duration:00:00:28

16-year-old male with Lyme disease presenting with palpitations and chest pain

12/5/2020
Dr. Cameron feels that the best way to get to know Lyme disease is through reviewing actual cases. In this Inside Lyme Podcast episode, he will be discussing 16-year-old male with Lyme disease presenting with palpitations and chest pain, His EKG progressed from first degree heart block to episodes of complete heart blog. Myers and colleagues wrote about this case in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases or his blog. You can hear more about these cases through his blogs, social media, and...

Duration:00:20:17

Autonomic dysfunction in a 64-year-old woman with a history of Lyme disease and COVID-19.

10/25/2020
I will be discussing autonomic dysfunction in a 64-year old woman with a history of Lyme disease and COVID-19. She was initially diagnosed and treated for Lyme disease at the age of 60. She was diagnosed with two autonomic disorders. Her distal burning sensation without weakness were diagnosed as small fiber neuropathy (SNF). Her dizziness, brain fog, and fatigue were diagnosed as orthostatic hypoperfusion syndrome (OCHOS). She was diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia at the age of 64. She was...

Duration:00:00:28

COVID-19 PODCAST: 34 residents of a single skilled nursing facility die from COVID-19.

3/29/2020
Dr. Cameron feels that the best way to get to know COVID-19 is through reviewing actual cases. In this Podcast episode, he will be discussing a 73-year-old resident of a skilled nursing facility who died from COVID-19. McMichael and colleagues discussed this case in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2020. As of March 18, 2020, there were 101 residents of the skilled nursing facility with a confirmed case of COVID-19. As of March 18, the preliminary case fatality rate for the skilled...

Duration:00:06:58

COVID-19 Podcast: Evidence supporting hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for COVID-19.

3/29/2020
Dr. Cameron feels that the best way to get to know COVID-19 is through reviewing actual cases. In this Podcast episode, he will discuss the evidence supporting hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for COVID-19. Researchers have turned to existing drugs that might be effective without causing significant side effects. Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine have shown some antiviral benefits in vitro A recently published second French trial by Gautret and colleagues added further support for the...

Duration:00:07:58

COVID-19 Podcast: Transmission from patient to health care worker.

3/24/2020
Dr. Cameron feels that the best way to get to know COVID-19 is through reviewing actual cases. In this Podcast episode, he will discuss the risk for patient to health care worker and patient-to-patient transmission of CVID-19 Wang and colleagues first discussed this case in the journal JAMA in 2020. The authors 138 Hospitalized Patients WithCOVID-19 infected Pneumonia in Wuhan, China You may be wondering why I am discussing COVID-19 during an Inside Lyme podcast. First, I am concerned for...

Duration:00:04:48

COVID-19 Podcast: Fecal transmission of COVID-19 in children?

3/22/2020
You may be wondering why I am discussing COVID-19 during an Inside Lyme podcast. I am concerned for my children, grandchildren, and my patients. I would like to share my understanding of COVID-19 through my eyes as a clinical epidemiologist. I was surprised to run across the question of fecal transmission of COVID-19 to children in the same article by Cruz and colleagues. “There is also evidence of fecal shedding in the stool for several weeks after diagnosis, leading to concern about...

Duration:00:06:30

COVID-19 Podcast: What is the risk for children?

3/19/2020
Dr. Cameron feels that the best way to get to know COVID-19 is through reviewing actual cases. In this Podcast episode, he will discuss the risk for children with Coronavirus COVID-19. Dong and colleague first discussed this case in the journal Pediatrics in 2020. The authors described 2143 pediatric Patients COVID-19 in China You may be wondering why I am discussing COVID-19 during an Inside Lyme podcast. First, I am concerned for my children and grandchildren. Second, I am concerned...

Duration:00:08:02

A 43-year-old woman with Sjögren’s syndrome secondary to Lyme disease

3/15/2020
Dr. Cameron feels that the best way to get to know Lyme disease is through reviewing actual cases. In this Inside Lyme Podcast episode, he will be discussing a 43-year-old woman with Sjögren’s syndrome secondary to Lyme disease Smiyan and her colleague first discussed this case in the journal Reumatologia in 2019. This woman’s diagnosis was changed from possible Lymphoma to primary Sjögren’s syndrome, to secondary Sjögren’s syndrome. You can hear more about these cases through his blogs,...

Duration:00:05:30

75-year-old Chinese man with a negative Lyme disease test.

3/15/2020
Dr. Cameron feels that the best way to get to know Lyme disease is through reviewing actual cases. In this Inside Lyme Podcast episode, he will be discussing 75-year-old Chinese man with a negative Lyme disease test. Lamichhane and colleagues first discussed this case in the journal Case Reports in Infectious Diseases in 2018. The man presented with a high fever, unsteady gait, encephalopathy, diffuse myalgia, and tachycardia. The doctors apparently did not request a western blot test after...

Duration:00:06:11

A 69-year-old man with Lyme disease and double vision.

3/15/2020
Dr. Cameron feels that the best way to get to know Lyme disease is through reviewing actual cases. In this Inside Lyme Podcast episode, he will be discussing a 69-year-old man with Lyme disease and double vision. Dixit and colleagues first discussed this case in the journal Case Reports in Neurological Medicine in 2018. He had been hiking in a rural area of New York but did not notice a tick bite or rash. He developed a headache followed by diplopia. He was diagnosed with Lyme disease and...

Duration:00:05:37

A 25-year-old man with acute transverse myelitis and Lyme disease.

3/15/2020
Dr. Cameron feels that the best way to get to know Lyme disease is through reviewing actual cases. In this Inside Lyme Podcast episode, he will be discussing a 25-year-old man with transverse myelitis and Lyme disease. Dumic and colleague first discussed this case in the journal IDCases in 2019. “A previously healthy 25-year-old man presented with inability to urinate and frequent falls associated with bilateral lower extremity weakness and numbness.” wrote the authors. His condition...

Duration:00:07:55

A 67-year-old woman with a delayed onset of Babesia.

3/15/2020
Dr. Cameron feels that the best way to get to know Lyme disease is through reviewing actual cases. In this Inside Lyme Podcast episode, he will be discussing a 67-year-old woman with a delayed onset of Babesia. Hoversten and her colleague first discussed this case in the British Medical Journal Case Reports in 2018. The authors discussed the nearly three-week gap in time between the woman’s erythema migrans rash and her diagnosis of Babesia. This is not the first case where the onset of...

Duration:00:06:56

A 46-year-old woman with Lyme disease with bilateral vision loss.

3/9/2020
Dr. Cameron feels that the best way to get to know Lyme disease is through reviewing actual cases. In this Inside Lyme Podcast episode, he will be discussing a 46-year-old woman with Lyme disease with bilateral vision loss. Jha and her colleague first discussed this case in the Wisconsin Medical Journal in 2018. An ophthalmologic exam confirmed the optometrist finding of optic neuritis. Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve. She also had am impaired color vision in both...

Duration:00:05:28

A 15-year-old boy with severe cardiac problems associated with Lyme disease.

3/9/2020
Dr. Cameron feels that the best way to get to know Lyme disease is through reviewing actual cases. In this Inside Lyme Podcast episode, he will be discussing a 15-year-old boy with severe cardiac problems associated with Lyme disease. Nawrocki and his colleague first discussed this case in the Air Medical Journal in 2018. His friends immediately called 911. They were not sure how long he was unconscious. The boy was pale with a heart rate of 300 beats per minute, according to the...

Duration:00:05:40

An 83-year-old-man with a stroke associated with Lyme disease.

3/9/2020
Dr. Cameron feels that the best way to get to know Lyme disease is through reviewing actual cases. In this Inside Lyme Podcast episode, he will be discussing an 83-year-old-man with a stroke associated with Lyme disease. Legast and her colleague first discussed this case in the journal Case Reports in Neurological Medicine in 2018. An 83-year-old man was hospitalized for right-sided weakness and speech difficulties. He was diagnosed and treated for a stroke associated with Lyme...

Duration:00:05:14

Two South Korean women contracted the tick-borne disease Babesia microti while traveling to the United States.

3/9/2020
Dr. Cameron feels that the best way to get to know Lyme disease is through reviewing actual cases. In this Inside Lyme Podcast episode, he will be discussing Two travelers who contracted Babesia while traveling to the United States. Kwon and her colleague first discussed this case in the journal Korean Journal of Parasitology in 2018. Both women returned to South Korea from the USA. The doctors initially suspected Malaria. Instead, both women suffered from Babesia. One woman died 31 days...

Duration:00:07:19