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Trial By Error: Some Stuff About Long-Covid, BMJ And ME

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    By David Tuller, DrPH It is clear that there will be much grappling going forward over the similarities and differences between long-Covid and ME (or CFS, or ME/CFS, or whatever this illness or cluster of illnesses is being called). The two entities overlap in some ways, but no one should conflate them. We […]

Helen Salisbury: When Will We Be Well Again ?

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  By Helen Salisbury, GP in BMJ. Author affiliations helen.salisbury@phc.ox.ac.uk Follow Helen on Twitter: @HelenRSalisbury In the heat of the pandemic, news reports focused on patients who were severely ill, in hospital and on ventilators. Fortunately, this was a minority of patients, and most people with covid-19 remained at home—some of them horribly unwell but not […]

Covid-19 At 14 Weeks—Phantom Speed Cameras, Unknown Limits, And Harsh Penalties

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  By Paul Garner in BMJ Opinion.   “If my husband had said he was still sick with covid-19 after a month, I’d say he was milking it.” Straight talking from a Liverpudlian woman on one of my WhatsApp groups in April when I had been ill for a month; what would she say to […]

BMJ Should Retract Flawed Research Paper On Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

David Tuller

    By David Tuller in Statnews.com.   Few journals have been more admirable than The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) and some of its sister publications under the BMJ brand in highlighting issues of direct significance to health care consumers. So it is baffling — and troubling — when BMJ editors fail to […]

My Letter To The BMJ Regarding Their Lax Editorial Approach To Bogus Therapy Paper

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    By Brian Hughes in The Science Bit.   Here it is. I think it is pretty self-explanatory (nonetheless, I have added some additional context below the fold): For context, my email is part of a now lengthy correspondence following an Open Letter to the BMJ arising from the correction of the ‘Lightning Process’ paper. I […]

Trial By Error: My Latest Letter To Bristol’s Legal Department

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    By David Tuller, DrPH Today I sent the following e-mail to Sue Paterson, director of legal services at Bristol University. I cc-d several other people on the e-mail. ********** Dear Ms Paterson— Earlier this month, I sent you an e-mail to ask, among other questions, when Bristol University plans to finish its investigation […]

Trial By Error: Yet Another Go-Round With BMJ Open

David Tuller

  By David Tuller, DrPH.   In response to our last letter to BMJ Open about its ethically challenged school absence study, the journal’s editor, Dr. Trish Groves, once again invited us to submit a letter for publication. We have declined. To recap: In 2011, BMJ Open published a research study that exempted itself from ethical review on the […]

Trial By Error: COPE To BMJ Open: More Details, Please !

David Tuller

  By David Tuller, DrPH.   Yesterday I reviewed an account of a publishing dilemma that had been submitted to the forum of the Committee on Publication Ethics. The COPE forum offers advice on thorny situations submitted anonymously by members. In this case, the submission appeared to be from BMJ Open and it appeared to be discussing […]

Trial By Error: My Questions For The Science Media Centre

David Tuller

  By David Tuller, DrPH.   On September 20, 2017, a BMJ Publishing Group journal, Archives of Disease in Childhood published the SMILE trial. This trial investigated an intervention called the Lightning Process as a treatment for kids with CFS/ME (as the study called the disease). The lead investigator was Professor Esther Crawley, the University of Bristol pediatrician and a well-known […]

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