Category Tag: PACE

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The PACE trial: Where “recovery” doesn’t mean getting your health back

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Do people really recover as a result of CBT and graded exercise? Sadly not, says a new analysis of PACE People with ME/CFS dream of recovery — of getting their health and lives back. So the results published by the PACE trial, showing that 22% of participants recovered after just 12 ...
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Join us in the #isignedfive challenge!

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Want a way to raise your voice this #MillionsMissing but don’t know how? Perhaps you’re unable to attend a protest in person, or want to do a little something extra to make a difference. The stopGET petition against graded exercise therapy trials is one of the most vital actions circulating at ...
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The PACE Trial Fiasco

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This study is the worst kind of science, and noticing flaws does not mean we are sociopaths or psychopaths. Neither does it mean we're close-minded members of a group that's only interested in our own views ...
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Patients’ reanalysis sinks PACE’s “recovery” claims

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Patients and statisticians have used the recently released data from the PACE trial to show that cognitive behavioural therapy and graded exercise therapy did not help patients in the study to recover. Alem Matthees, an Australian patient who obtained the data after a two-year battle over his Freedom of Information request, ...
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A Plea for Decency to White, Chalder & Sharpe

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The time for decency in the face of the overwhelming failure of PACE for many has justifiably passed you by, but potential futility aside, I make this appeal regardless. Every day there is a new ME/CFS patient. Today you can spare that patient from harm. You can spare them from ...
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Sign the UK and Global Petition: It’s time to stop GET trials for ME/CFS

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After months of hard work from #MEAction, #MEAction Network UK, and many others including advocates, government officials, lawyers, and PACE experts, a group of concerned global citizens have crafted a petition to the UK government to stop graded exercise therapy trials in ME/CFS.  If this petition reaches 10,000 signatures from ...
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QMUL releases the PACE data

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Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has released the PACE data to a patient who requested it under the Freedom of Information Act, as ordered by a recent tribunal, on the last possible day to lodge an appeal against the court’s order. The move follows the publication three days previously of ...
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Lancet rejects scientists’ PACE letter

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The Lancet has rejected a letter criticising the PACE trial that it invited from a large group of scientists.  This decision was made after its editor discussed the matter with the study's authors. Professor Vincent Racaniello, who led the letter, described the behaviour of Dr. Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet, ...
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Sign the e-card for Alem Matthees!

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The name of Australian patient Alem Matthees has become familiar in the last few days since a tribunal ruled that Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) must release to him the anonymised raw data from the PACE trial. Matthees requested in March 2014 under the Freedom of Information Act. The decision ...
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AHRQ Agrees: GET useless, CBT ineffective

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by Jennie Spotila and Mary Dimmock Mary Dimmock has led the way on this issue, and is co-author of this post, which was originally published in Jennie Spotila's blog, Occupy ME. In response to requests by U.S. patient organizations and advocates, the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has issued ...
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