By David Tuller, DrPH
Last October, I gave a talk in Oxford (not AT Oxford) about the dung-heap known as the Lightning Process trialÂ 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:
Wendy Boutilier says
Entertaining and Effective. Thank you.
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 says
Thank you for your stamina, conscientious investigation and earnest endeavour in shining a light in a dark corner of bad research.