Trial By Error: My Talk Last October in Oxford (Video)

By David Tuller, DrPH

Last October, I gave a talk in Oxford (not AT Oxford) about the dung-heap known as the Lightning Process trial which was published in 2017 in Archives of Disease in Childhood, a BMJ journal. The study’s full name: “Clinical and cost-effectiveness of the Lightning Process in addition to specialist medical care for paediatric chronic fatigue syndrome: randomised controlled trial.”

I have spent more than two years pointing out that this study is a methodological and ethical disaster. Thanks to the Oxfordshire Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Group for Action (OMEGA) for inviting me to present my findings! I had fun wandering around the city and poking my head in ancient pubs and cafes. And here, after a few months delay, is a link to the video of my talk:

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  • Wendy Boutilier 22 January 2020, 6:29 pm

    Entertaining and Effective. Thank you.

  • CT 23 January 2020, 2:31 am

    It makes no sense to me that ADC/BMJ (company) have refused to retract this paper and I have to conclude that their reputation, and that of editors/associate editors who work for BMJ (company), is more important to them than the health and welfare of children.

  • Kathleen Beck 27 January 2020, 2:25 pm

    Thank you for your stamina, conscientious investigation and earnest endeavour in shining a light in a dark corner of bad research.