Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Medicine. Anything human!
You seem enthused about your post, I have not opened the links yet (I can't open anyones anylonger directly from here. I have to stop and copy/ paste them into address bar. But i hope you found some good things for us.....I will get to them shortly.
Thanks for getting back to me with my question on the Meds. appreciate it. Now, we must unite. hehehe.....I think we will kill each other- LOL.......so, how the hell do we do this? anyone care to suggest?
county me in 100%! I don't care, I don't give a damn how it makes me look, I will go for it....I just do not have the mental acumen to organize something like this.
southcity, you once mentioned you had consulted legal counsel. any news there for us? If you can't share, I understand but maybe you could give us advice?
Sabrina, you game? Relief seeker? WHERE IN THE FUDGE IS JJILL????
sHE IS smart and I do so respect her opinion. sky says go for it too.
TamTam, will you meet with us?
I dunno who is who anymore. That is not what bothers me. What gets to me is people we trust and look up tp for advice and their tips to try or quite frankly messing with our life. Who to trust/ who not too. case in point, when I used to write on slimebusters they (someone, dunno whom) would say " oh use those downey fabric softner sheets all over your house, etc., Well dumbass me was even rubbing them all over my head, face back and all. I was scared to death of this stuff.
Then today, I see something like this? Some people suck rocks!
CAN FABRIC SOFTENERS MAKE YOU SICK?
Exposure can result from the toxic fumes coming out of vented dryers using dryer sheets as well as treated fabrics (e.g., clothes, sheets, towels). Have you been enjoying a walk in the neighborhood and found you have suddenly felt agitated or disturbed without realizing why? Do you get a numb feeling in the side of your face -- and the doctors can't find the reason? Do you get a sudden onset of dizziness or a headache? Asthma? Allergies? Fabric softeners, like other fragrant products, contain petrochemicals, used in untested combination. These chemicals can adversely affect the central nervous system (CNS) -- your brain and spine. CNS exposure symptoms include: aphasia, blurred vision, disorientation, dizziness, headaches, hunger, memory loss, numbness in face, pain in neck and spine. CNS disorders include: Alzheimer's Disease, Attention Deficit Disorder, Dementia, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Seizures, Strokes, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), learning and focus disabilities, agitation and anger.
Now, who is the real sick one here.???
http://www.okgazette.com/news/templates ... 5&zoneid=3
Scroll down to June 2005.
Read where the doctor told her he saw this in Gulf War victims.
Now tell me they don’t know what this is.
It does appear to me that something in fact could have been released and I think we all should request an investigation. Don’t you think the people infected with this deserve an investigation? This is not a natural conditon. Somebody either needs to rule it out or tell us what in the hell really is going on. I don’t think the CDC can handle this alone.
“A covert release of a biological agent invokes a different type of response, driven by the public health community. By its nature, a covert introduction is not accompanied by any articulated or known threat. The presence of the disease is discovered through the presentation of unusual signs and/or symptoms in individuals reporting to local hospitals or physician clinics. In this situation, there is initially no crime scene for law enforcement personnel to respond to. The criminal act may not be revealed until days have elapsed, following the agent identification and preliminary results obtained from the epidemiological inquiry conducted by the public health sector. Contrary to an overt act where law enforcement makes the necessary notification to public health, in a covert release, notification to law enforcement is made by the public health sector. The early notification of law enforcement in this process encourages the sharing of information between criminal and epidemiological investigators. Once an indication of a criminal act utilizing a biological agent is suspected, the FBI assumes primary authority in conducting the criminal investigation, while public health maintains responsibility for the health and welfare of the citizens. At the local level, involving the FBI WMD Coordinator and the state or local public health department, and at the national level between FBI Headquarters and the CDC, effective coordination has been accomplished to address the requisite roles and responsibilities of each agency.
The response to an actual threat or one that is later determined to be not credible, or a hoax, is indistinguishable. (if this is true we are in big trouble!)This includes deployment of a Hazmat team, thorough examination of the potentially contaminated area (in situations where a telephonic reporting is received) and the disruption of the normal operations of the affected entity. Additionally, the individuals potentially exposed to the WMD may experience extreme anxiety/fear due to the reported release. Potential victims may have to be decontaminated or transported to a medical facility. The first responders must treat each incident as a real event until scientific analysis proves that the material is not a biological agent. To both the responding entities and the potentially exposed victims, the presence of a powder threatening the presence of anthrax is not a "hoax", or something to be taken lightly. The individuals perpetrating such an activity must be held accountable for their actions.”
We deserve to know what this is and how to try to fight it.
Glad your still with us. Remember what the doormouse said?
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 8225785849
(turn on speakers)
Thank you for writing that post. It was very kind and also very reassuring to know more people are reading here than just …… Welcome to biology online. Sorry you suffer.
Welcome to you also. Fantastic article! Where did you find this at if I may ask?
Fooling around with US? Please speak for yourself. Nobody can fool around with you as long as you allow that to happen. You are not a victim of Tamtam.
Quite demanding from someone so insulting, wouldn’t you agree? Have you been in contact with the CDC and asked them questions like this? Have you been hounding them like you are hounding Tamtam right now? If you have contacted them, were you at least nicer about it?
I guess you never heard the saying, "where there is a will, there’s a way." Nothing is impossible in my book, not any more. Quite the pessimist are you not? Are you taking lessons from Randy or something? You know, you call someone a lier and then you ask them to give you something. What kind of game are you playing?
I have major problems with my right eye specifically my Cornea, which is causing interest and confusion
at a London eye hospital. Something has perforated and eroded this part of my right eye and I can barely see.
I would welcome any further advice on treatment.Thanks.
Scroll down to the description of the Ocular version. It describes my problem.
Not sure what the smilies are doing....
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articl ... id=1081399
Pythiosis is a pseudofungal infection of humans and animals caused by the oomycete Pythium insidiosum (59, 75). Although described as an aquatic fungus, this organism is not a true fungus. It belongs to the kingdom Stramenopila, phylum Oomycota, class Oomycetes, and family Pythiaceae (1).
P. insidiosum grows in culture as white colonies with submerged vegetative hyphae and short aerial hyphae (56). A plant pathogen, P. insidiosum requires water cultures containing the appropriate leaves to produce zoosporangia and zoospores in vitro (18, 58). In nature, it produces biflagellate zoospores that attach and penetrate the leaves of various grasses and water lilies. The zoospores have a tropism for skin and hair, as well as water lilies and grass leaves (58). If zoospores contact injured tissue, they encyst, form germ tubes that produce hyphae, and cause invasive disease.
In tissue, P. insidiosum exists as hyaline, pausi-septate, thin-walled hyphae or hyphal fragments that branch infrequently (56). The hyphae are 5 to 7 μm wide with nonparallel walls and superficially resemble those of Zygomycetes (Table 1 and Fig. 2C). Similar to the Zygomycetes, P. insidiosum is angioinvasive and stains weakly with GMS and other fungal stains (56). In contrast to true fungi, the cell walls of P. insidiosum are composed of cellulose rather than glucan, mannan, and chitin.
P. insidiosum grows in aquatic to wet environments in tropical and subtropical regions, and pythiosis has been reported from Thailand, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Haiti (75). The risk of this infection is high for those who are exposed to water in rice fields without wearing boots.
Human disease due to P. insidiosum can be classified into three forms (75): ocular, cutaneous, and arterial. The ocular form of pythiosis is manifest as keratitis that can be severe and result in corneal perforation. The cutaneous and subcutaneous form most often presents as a periorbital cellulitis or mass with progressive local invasion of soft tissue (85, 94). The arterial form is the most serious and is largely limited to farmers in Thailand who also suffer from thalassemia (56, 75, 82, 92, 100). The disease process is marked by pain, swelling, and chronic ulcers of the lower extremities with progressive ischemia, necrosis, and thrombosis of major arteries due to hyphal invasion. Limb gangrene, aneurysm formation of the femoral, popliteal, and iliac arteries and the aorta, and ultimately fatal hemorrhage is common (41% overall mortality) despite aggressive medical and surgical intervention (75). The importance of thalassemia in this process in unknown, since this is a very common condition in Thailand. Additional reported sites of infection with P. insidiosum include head and neck arteries in a 14-year-old Thai boy (92) and pleuropericarditis and pneumonia in a 12-year-old child with leukemia (35). The latter child was of Pakistani ancestry but was born and lived in the United States.
In animals (cats, dogs, horses, and cattle), pythiosis is an osseous, subcutaneous, or pulmonary infection. Equine pythiosis is marked by chronic ulcerated lesions with numerous yellow coral-like bodies (“kunkers”) on the limbs, chest, and abdomen (58, 59). Dogs and horses may also present with intestinal obstruction due to pythium granuloma in the duodenum or jejunum (51, 56).
The organism may be isolated from fresh clinical material seeded onto mycologic medium, such as Sabouraud's glucose agar (56). Demonstration of biflagellate zoospores may be accomplished using water cultures with grass or water lily bait at 37°C for 1 h (12).
Immunodiagnosis using an immunodiffusion or a fluorescent-antibody assay to detect antibodies to P. insidiosum has been useful (75, 85). Likewise, the presence of the organism in tissue may be confirmed by staining with specific fluorescent-antibody conjugates (57).
Histopathologic examination of infected tissue shows a necrotizing arteritis and thrombosis (Table 1). Vascular invasion by sparsely septate, irregularly branched hyphae is seen (56). The infectious process spreads along the vessel walls proximally, and the organism may be visualized in the arterial wall or in the outer part of the thrombus using GMS or PAS stains. Eventually the acute perivascular inflammatory reaction is replaced by granulomas containing sparse hyphae and hyphal fragments (56, 100).
Treatment of ocular pythiosis involves keratoplasty coupled with both topical (amphotericin B, natamycin, miconazole, and ketoconazole) and systemic (amphotericin B, ketoconazole, and itraconazole) antifungal agents (75). Despite these efforts, enucleation or evisceration is usually necessary. In contrast, treatment of cutaneous and subcutaneous infection with surgical debridement and antifungal therapy is generally successful (75). One notable case in the United States of deep facial infection in a child demonstrated that pharmacological cure with itraconazole plus terbinafine is feasible (85).
Given the serious nature of arterial pythiosis, prompt recognition and aggressive medical and surgical therapy are warranted. Surgical debridement, amputation, and aneurismectomy may be necessary to limit the extent of the infection and prevent fatal hemorrhage (75). Antifungal therapy with amphotericin B, itraconazole, and terbinafine, sequentially or in combination, has been used with some success (35, 75, 85). One patient with life-threatening arteritic infection with P. insidiosum was treated successfully with aneurismectomy and the use of P. insidiosum vaccine immunotherapy after failing medical treatment with amphotericin B, iodides, and ketoconazole (92). The vaccine employed in this case was a modified therapeutic vaccine that had been used successfully in treating equine pythiosis.
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Image of Pithium from the CDC
Eyes: Check for Uveitris and do not let that slide..we get that with this disease.
Also: dis-information is filling a site with so much garbage than any good things get buried and people get pissed off and decide not to read anything. Thta is what everyone is doing here.
You can search everything someone has written bu clicking on their name and only what they have said shows on yoru screen. This way you can avoid all the BS.
If you want to get a laugh check under Londons name and see how many times she KNEW what it was and how many people she has accused as being EVIL.
Then check NODAS or whatever his/her name is and see how CRAZY the posts sound.
Then check under TAMS and see how he cuts and pastes from articles that do not even relate to one another.
It is really quite funny when you do it that way and it shows who is real ans who is not.
Because I have an eye problem.
My Cornea has been /is being eroded/ perforated which fits with the description of Ocular Pithiosis from here
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articl ... id=1081399
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