New York Medical College

2006 press releases

NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE FEATURES LYME DISEASE CASE STUDY BY COLLEGE EXPERT IN INFECTIOUS DISEASES

 

VALHALLA, N.Y., June 27, 2006—An article published by a New York Medical College researcher summarizes the latest information on diagnosis, treatment and prevention strategies for early Lyme disease. The article, published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, helps explain why author Gary P. Wormser, M.D., and New York Medical College are leading authorities in the study, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Lyme disease.

According to the Journal, Clinical Practice articles are evidence-based reviews of topics relevant to practicing physicians, both primary care providers and specialists. The peer-reviewed articles distill years of clinical investigation and experience for use by physicians in patient care, as well as for use in post-graduate medical education.

The feature begins with a case vignette highlighting a common clinical situation, describing a 26-year-old woman from a tick-endemic area who presents with various symptoms that may be associated with Lyme disease. Following an overview of the disease and how it is transmitted, Dr. Wormser presents evidence to support a diagnosis and recommended treatment strategy and discusses how the infection might have been avoided.

Dr. Wormser is professor of medicine, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and vice chairman of the Department of Medicine. New York Medical College researchers, including Dr. Wormser, are authors on almost half of the 51 studies and articles on Lyme disease listed in the reference section.