The Columbia CTNCC invites input from the public, community clinicians, and other stakeholders regarding novel treatment approaches that our
CTN investigators should review and consider.
If you have a recommendation for a clinical treatment that you would like CTN researchers to consider for design into a future pilot study,
please complete the “Treatment Research Ideas” form. Your idea may lead to a groundbreaking research project in
the field of Lyme and the Tick-borne diseases.
Thanks to everyone who participated in our summer request for suggestions on treatment for TBD!
We received 104 suggestions. The suggestions varied widely. Some contributors recommended more than one approach to treatment.
Your suggestions were not limited to treatment ideas: almost 30% described a diagnostic tool that could be used in TBD research.
Many suggestions described intriguing cases and patient histories. Treatment research ideas described antibiotics, non-pharmacological
types of treatment, and herbal treatment including diets and nutrition suggestions.
The public comments focused primarily on non-pharmacological treatment options.
The second area of interest was antibiotic treatment.
The pilot research studies that will be conducted at the CTN will consist of both antibiotic and non-antibiotic approaches.
We are happy to see that the public in their suggestions also recommend these varied approaches.
Your input is an invaluable way for our CTN Coordinating Center team to learn about novel treatment approaches that may improve
the care of individuals with Lyme and other Tick-borne diseases.