David Tuller

Trial By Error: A Sneak Preview of Next Week’s Post

By David Tuller, DrPH I wanted to post something this week, but not a whole long thing. So I thought I'd just post the top of what I'll post in full next week. This week ends the first half--six months!--of my crowdfunded project. Sometime soon I'll post something or other ...

Trial By Error: Bristol’s Complaint to Berkeley

By David Tuller, DrPH As it turns out, the University of Bristol did complain about me to Berkeley. I found out recently that there has indeed been "private and confidential communication" at a "senior level," as Sue Paterson, Bristol's director of legal services, suggested in her thuggish letter to me ...

Trial By Error: My Questions for the Science Media Centre

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 ...

Trial By Error: The SMILE Trial’s Undisclosed Outcome-Swapping

By David Tuller, DrPH So let's talk about Professor Esther Crawley's SMILE trial, published in September by the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, one of the BMJ Publishing Group's titles. The study reported that a commercial intervention called the Lightning Process was an effective treatment for children with CFS/ME ...

Trial By Error: My One-Sided Correspondence with Professor Crawley

By David Tuller, DrPH Well, last week was certainly exciting! As I wrote on Wednesday, I was planning to post about Professor Esther Crawley's SMILE trial. However, that plan changed when Sue Paterson, the University of Bristol's director of legal services, e-mailed me what I guess was supposed to be ...
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