Author name: David Tuller

Trial By Error: Debate Over Recent Citation of Arguably Fraudulent PACE Trial

By David Tuller, DrP *This post includes a correction, which is noted in the text. Having a discussion about the PACE trial with someone who still maintains it was a well-conducted study is like debating the 2020 election with a Trumper who insists that Biden lost. These two distinct groups exhibit the same remarkable inability …

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Trial By Error: Interview with Dr Rob Wüst about New Study of Muscle Abnormalities in Long Covid

By David Tuller, DrPH In early January, Nature Communications published a Dutch study called “Muscle abnormalities worsen after post-exertional malaise in long COVID.” The study caused a buzz among patients, clinicians, and other researchers and generated extensive news coverage. Called. (I wrote a blog post about it here.) The investigators identified significant biological differences after …

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Trial By Error: Reporter Betsy Ladyzhets on Last Week’s US Senate Hearing

By David Tuller, DrPH Last Thursday (January 18th), the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions held a hearing called “Addressing Long COVID: Advancing Research and Improving Patient Care.” The bipartisan panel included senators who are also physicians and as well as Democrat Tim Kaine of Virginia, who has been open about his own …

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Trial By Error: Study Finds “Elevated Brain Injury Markers and Reduced Grey Matter Volume” a Year After Hospitalization for COVID-19

By David Tuller, DrPH A British study of neurological sequelae in patients many months after hospitalization for COVID-19 has found that “post acute cognitive deficits…were associated with elevated brain injury markers in serum and reduced grey matter volume,” according to a pre-print posted earlier this week. (A pre-print is a paper that has not yet …

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