Blogs Written by Dr. Oenbrink

Fear, Loathing and Fentanyl Exposure

Great talk about safety of Fentanyl. OK, what about Carfentanil and the fact that street drugs are not labeled, regulated; one never knows what “that powder” actually is?! I disagree with the premise of this article!

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Lyme Disease.org; Breitschwerdt explains what’s known and unknown about Bartonella

Ed Breitschwerdt DVM, DACVIM talking about the genus Bartonella/Cat-Scratch Fever disease which occurs in immune-compromised hosts such as those with AIDS, Chemo/Radiation Therapy. First discovered around 1900, it wasn’t easy to study until found with DNA probes in 1990 to be present in endothelium-the lining of blood vessels, heart muscle & marrow. It probably “hides” in other places as well, is associated with Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Migraines, Tumors, affects dogs & people—especially veterinary workers who may have exposure to accidental needle-sticks. It has been proven to cause endocarditis-infection of the heart lining and heart valve damage. The 22 hour dividing time and difficulty culturing it makes it hard to study. The goal of the organism is not to kill the host, but to use the host’s resources to reproduce and spread it’s offspring, be the host man or animal It can probably be passed via fleas and/or ticks, can be an active, slow disease for up to a decade causing symptoms such as MS, Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis and others. Bartonella causes very complex chronic illness with multiple presentations involving brain, heart, blood vessels, joints, muscles etc., is difficult to study, hides in the body, has a slow dividing time. Dr. B improved culture techniques by using insect biochemical composition growth media which helps the organism to grow faster—it is spread by insects—a brilliant move to try this culture technique!

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Blogs Written by Dr. Oenbrink

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