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May 3, 2011 at 3:38 am #3038
DOCUMENTARY ILLUMINATES BIOFILMS ROLE IN CREATING PERSISTENT DISEASE FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 3, 2011 – Woburn, Mass. What do hospital infections, sinusitis, periodontal disease, middle ear infections, tonsillitis, COPD, diabetic foot wounds, osteomyelitis and cystic fibrosis have in common? The answer is deceptively simple: the persistence of these chronic conditions originates from slimy bacterial biofilms that encase bacteria of all types, protect them from the immune system and resist antibiotic treatment.
While the existence of bacterial biofilm was first documented in 1683 and rediscovered in the late 1970s, molecular diagnostics have demonstrated the omnipresence of biofilms in medical conditions affecting more than 17,000,000 people annually. The documentary in production, Why Am I Still Sick, identifies the multifaceted roles of biofilms in causing persistent disease and offers startling revelations through interviews with medical experts and patients:
– How bacterial biofilms form sequestered communities within all parts of the human body;
– The way in which biofilms help microbes talk among themselves, with other species, and exchange genetic programs specific to antibiotic resistance;
– The startling numbers of patients ping-ponged within a medical system of outdated diagnostics;
– Critical linkages between oral hygiene and systemic health.
While the film produced by The Arthroplasty Patient Foundation paints a grim picture of the diagnostics infrastructure within the American medical system, it presents a number of available solutions for patients suffering with biofilm infections, especially in the dental, wound and ENT areas.
Patients who have chronic recurrent sinusitis that have failed medical and surgical treatment are known to have the sinusitis caused by biofilms, which makes them resistant to standard treatment, stated Merrill Biel, M.D., PhD of otolaryngology at Ear, Nose & Throat SpecialtyCare of Minnesota. In the past ten years we have made considerable progress in our laboratory successfully treating chronic sinusitis biofilm and we are presently bringing that new and exciting therapy to clinical practice.Why Am I Still Sick?
May 5, 2011 at 7:55 pm #3454pat585Member
…if a movie will effect the current medical paradigm?
“While the film … paints a grim [though true] picture of the diagnostics infrastructure within the American medical system, it presents a number of available solutions for patients suffering with biofilm infections, especially in the dental, wound and ENT areas.”
I believe this statement must be the standard raised over this movie- that there is still hope when we are willing to compassionately and realistically embrace the truth. We ignore it at our peril.
It was such a blessing to talk to you the other day. I’m sure that this is just the tip of the biofilm iceberg. However I can help you with the movie, I will be glad to.
Let me know how I can help…….besides praying, that is.
July 16, 2011 at 4:35 am #3459
Pat, thank you for your prayers. They are helping!
January 7, 2012 at 7:40 am #3502adiposestemMember
How is it doing right now?:D
January 7, 2012 at 7:48 pm #3503
January 10, 2012 at 7:45 am #3039adiposestemMember
It good to know that your doing it fine. Good luck in advance to you mate!:D
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