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March20 podcast Dr Hazen
anti-TMA pill in a year or 2 ? (scroll 12 mins)

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MEBO - UBIOME study 2018



MEBO Gut Microbiome Study
"Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions (PATM)"
Funded by uBiome Research Grant

"Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions (PATM)"

Dynamics of the Gut Microbiota in
Idiopathic Malodor Production

Started May 2018 - Ongoing

Current people sent kits : 100/100
3 kits per person


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TMAU Petition world
TMAU UK end total:262
TMAU UK ends 23/01/20
TMAU Petition USA end total 204
USA : Moveon open
TMAU (Dominican)
Metabolomic Profiling Study

Start : Aug 2016
Stage 1 : 27 Canadian volunteers to test
Latest click here (26 oct) :
17 samples returned

Note : Stage 1 is Canada only.
Return cut-off date : passed
Analysis can take 6/8 weeks
Analysis start in/before Nov
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MEBO Metabolic Malodor Survey (international) for Dr Hazen click here
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survey for ANYONE who identifies with METABOLIC MALODOR

begun : Oct20
end : no ending for now

Regular readers will know that Dr Stan Hazen et al at Cleveland Clinic are developing a TMA-blocker pill, as they proposed in a 2011 paper that TMAO is a factor in CVD. Recently Dr Hazen and colleagues contacted MEBO as they have always thought they could also help with TMAU. This survey is to give them an idea of the 'state of the community'. It is a "version 1". They may not even look (though they have access permission), but it could be useful to give them an overview of the community

MEBO had a zoom call with Dr Hazen and his team in October. Another zoom call is planned when they have time

This is a GOOGLE FORMS survey

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current participants : 113 (update 18dec20)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Video of Dr Katz demonstrating his Therabreath products using a halimeter

This is a video from Dr Katz' collection of videos on his site. He is well known in the halitosis community for his Therabreath products and his quick demonstrations with the 'Halimeter', which seems to be a gas-sensing portable mass spectrometer designed to detect volatile sulfides in particular. However, on the halitosis forums, it's unclear how people feel about his products, so no comment can be made. He doesn't seem to explore the possibility of halitosis being metabolic/systemic/bloodborne, and the smell actually coming through the lungs.

In theory, both his products and his proof of diagnosis seem sensible. His products seem to be oxidizing/oxygenating products, which is probably the main way the mouth stops smelly anaerobic bacteria dominating the mouth flora. The cell enzymes in the mouth probably oxidize these compounds to neutralize them. In practice, each person will need to research themselves, and make up their own mind. Of course if the halitosis is bloodborne, it's not seemingly likely to have much impact

Of particular interest, in relation to bloodborne odors, is his 'halimeter'. This is the sort of test equipment that should naturally be used in odor detection, and you would think every dental lab should have one for halitosis cases. How good or useful the halimeter in particular is, is not possible to conclude. There are one or two research papers in pubmed but overwhelming evidence is not available.

Halimeter website List of some dentists with a halimeter
Dr Katz Therabreath blog
Dr Katz video library


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