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Metal sensitivity testing

Exposure to metals in dental fillings and implants, joint prostheses, pacemakers, environmental pollutants and jewellery can lead to health problems in susceptible individuals.


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Lyme disease testing

MELISA improves laboratory diagnosis by confirming active disease in patients with clinical symptoms of Lyme.


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FDA Statement and Metal Hypersensitivity

The FDA has issued a statement addressing the concerns about the bio-compatibility and function of medical devices. Our conference in November 2018 mirrored these concerns


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Resources

Download our leaflets on various topics such as metal hypersensitivity in orthopaedics, dentistry, spinal surgery and titanium implants.


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June 9, 2021

New MELISA research

In this study, 94% of patients confirmed significant health improvement after they followed recommendations based on the results of their MELISA test. Titanium and Other

March 23, 2021

Research study

The Experiences of Patients with Allergy to Metal Have you been diagnosed with metal hypersensitivity? We’ve been contacted by researchers at the University of Victoria,

February 17, 2021

Upcoming conferences

Learn more about the effects of metals on health through these conferences: IAOMT Biological Dental & Medical Conference Hyatt Regency Sarasota March 11-13, 2021 iaomt.org/about-iaomt-conferences

November 19, 2020

Webinar on metal sensitivity

On 23 November, a 3-hour session on Hypersensitization Reactions due to Metal and Metalloid Exposure will be broadcast as part of The 2nd International Industrial

November 19, 2020

MELISA Autumn Newsletter

The latest newsletter looks at actions taken by the FDA following on from the Medical Devices Committee meeting in November 2019. We also look at

September 25, 2020

FDA statement on amalgam

People with known heightened sensitivity (allergy) to mercury or other components of dental amalgam should not get amalgam fillings, according to FDA’s new directives on

August 26, 2020

Knee Hypersensitivity Webinar

Metal Hypersensitivity in Knee Replacement Surgery Webinar recording Consultant Orthopaedic surgeons, Alberto Gregori and David Donaldson discuss the prevalence of hypersensitivity, symptoms post-op and how

July 15, 2020

MELISA Summer Newsletter

The MELISA Summer Newsletter focuses on autoimmune diseases, inflammation and metal hypersensitivity. We cover an uplifting story of a nickel-allergic client who is now feeling

April 14, 2020

MELISA Spring Newsletter

The latest Newsletter is out, the MELISA team are focusing on maintaining a healthy immune system and advice from functional medicine doctors. MELISA Spring Newsletter

December 23, 2019

1st International Master Class of Ceramic Implantology 7-8 February

The following conference is organised to with the aim to make the healthcare profession aware of the increase in diseases related to metal hypersensitivity and

  • “In daily practice, I see how dental metal fillings (eg amalgam), as well as dental or orthopedic implants, can have an adverse effects on arrhythmias (eg atrial fibrillation). For many patients, establishing a timeline between a dental or orthopaedic procedure and their symptoms developing will aid diagnosis."

    MUDr. Jan Maňoušek

    Cardiologist, University Hospital Brno, Czechia

  • “I have many patients that are interested in this type of testing associated with implants. Thank you for the great work you have done.”

    Dr Scott Schroeder, Podiatric Physician and Surgeon

    Foot & Ankle Center, Wenatchee, WA, USA

  • “A type IV metal allergy is often overlooked as a culprit in many of today's chronic illnesses. MELISA testing gives targeted information on what needs to be avoided. Many patients get their life back with this information instead of remaining chronically ill for the rest of their days.”

    Dr Toril Jelter MD, General Practitioner & Pediatrician

    Mount Diablo Integrated Wellness Center, Walnut Creek, CA, USA

  • “Working in holistic dentistry I use an integrated approach and treat the patient as a whole, focusing on the dental need in the larger context of the person’s overall well-being. MELISA provides me with invaluable information for the most suitable materials to be used.”

    Dr Goran D. Stojanovic, Dental Surgeon

    The Ella Clinic, London, UK

3 weeks ago

Melisa Diagnostics

Migraines associated with nickel implant
This 35-year-old woman presented with a wide spectrum of symptoms including severe headaches, fatigue, sensitivity to light and noise, dizziness and tightness in her chest. She had previously had a patent foramen ovale closure device placed which was made from nitinol (45% titanium and 55% nickel). She was tested and found to be hypersensitive to nickel. The device was removed, and the patient’s headaches disappeared.
The surgeons stress that this is rare occurrence, but they advocate early removal of ASD/PFO devices and those patients with symptoms of nickel allergy and stress that possible symptoms of nickel allergy should be made clear to the patient prior to surgery.
Read more www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8079502/
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1 month ago

Melisa Diagnostics

This case report describes eczema, pain and a burning sensation after a titanium implant was placed, after the implant was removed the symptoms disappeared. The authors go on to say that although titanium allergy is uncommon “Carrying out titanium allergy test should be routinely followed, especially in patients with known allergies to metals … Zirconium dioxide implants (ZrO2) or yttria-stabilized zirconia can serve as good substitutes as no allergic reactions have been reported yet from zirconium oxide”
www.hindawi.com/journals/crid/2021/5592934/
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1 month ago

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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month
MELISA is awaiting the publication of a Netherlands-based study into better diagnosis for Lyme Diseases - the VICTORY study is looking into 4 cellular based Lyme tests including MELISA.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6700813/
But prevention is key: watch out for ticks after walking. Cover up with long trousers and staying on paths, and check yourself, children and pets before returning indoors. Use a tick remover to gently pull and lift away any ticks. If you find a circular rash or become unwell speak to your GP or pharmacist.

#lymediseaseawarenessmonth
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