publication . Article . 2018

A Novel Scoring System Approach to Assess Patients with Lyme Disease (Nutech Functional Score).

Shroff, Geeta; Hopf-Seidel, Petra;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2018 Journal: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases (issn: 0974-777X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Abstract
Introduction: A bacterial infection by Borrelia burgdorferi referred to as Lyme disease (LD) or borreliosis is transmitted mostly by a bite of the tick Ixodes scapularis in the USA and Ixodes ricinus in Europe. Various tests are used for the diagnosis of LD, but their results are often unreliable. We compiled a list of clinically visible and patient-reported symptoms that are associated with LD. Based on this list, we developed a novel scoring system. Methodology: Nutech functional Score (NFS), which is a 43 point positional (every symptom is subgraded and each alternative gets some points according to its position) and directional (moves in direction bad to goo...
Subjects
free text keywords: Borrelia burgdorferi-antibodies, human embryonic stem cells, Lyme disease, Nutech functional score, Infectious and parasitic diseases, RC109-216, Original Article, Infectious Diseases
19 references, page 1 of 2

Biesiada, G, Czepiel, J, Leśniak, MR, Garlicki, A, Mach, T. Lyme disease: Review. Arch Med Sci. 2012; 8: 978-82 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Derdáková, M, Lencáková, D. Association of genetic variability within the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato with the ecology, epidemiology of Lyme borreliosis in Europe. Ann Agric Environ Med. 2005; 12: 165-72 [PubMed]

Seibel, MM, Smith, DM, Levesque, L, Borten, M, Taymor, ML. The temporal relationship between the luteinizing hormone surge and human oocyte maturation. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1982; 142: 568-72 [PubMed]

Stanke, JJ, Fischer, AJ. Embryonic retinal cells and support to mature retinal neurons. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010; 51: 2208-18 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Steere, AC. Lyme disease. N Engl J Med. 2001; 345: 115-25 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Manzoor, K, Aftab, W, Choksi, S, Khan, IA. Lyme carditis: Sequential electrocardiographic changes in response to antibiotic therapy. Int J Cardiol. 2009; 137: 167-71 [PubMed]

Girschick, HJ, Morbach, H, Tappe, D. Treatment of lyme borreliosis. Arthritis Res Ther. 2009; 11: 258 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Bacon, RM, Kugeler, KJ, Mead, PS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Surveillance for lyme disease – United States, 1992-2006. MMWR Surveill Summ. 2008; 57: 1-9

Seltzer, EG, Shapiro, ED. Misdiagnosis of lyme disease: When not to order serologic tests. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1996; 15: 762-3 [PubMed]

Wormser, GP, Dattwyler, RJ, Shapiro, ED, Halperin, JJ, Steere, AC, Klempner, MS. The clinical assessment, treatment, and prevention of lyme disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, and babesiosis: Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clin Infect Dis. 2006; 43: 1089-134 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Spalton, DJ. Posterior capsular opacification after cataract surgery. Eye. 1999; 13: 489-92 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Waring, WP, Biering-Sorensen, F, Burns, S, Donovan, W, Graves, D, Jha, A. _2009 review and revisions of the international standards for the neurological classification of spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med. 2010; 33: 346-52 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Palisano, R, Rosenbaum, P, Walter, S, Russell, D, Wood, E, Galuppi, B. Development and reliability of a system to classify gross motor function in children with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 1997; 39: 214-23 [PubMed]

Kozeis, N. Brain visual impairment in childhood: Mini review. Hippokratia. 2010; 14: 249-51 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Aguero-Rosenfeld, ME, Wang, G, Schwartz, I, Wormser, GP. Diagnosis of lyme borreliosis. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2005; 18: 484-509 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

19 references, page 1 of 2
Powered by OpenAIRE Research Graph
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue