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Category Tag: Lancet

Patients’ reanalysis sinks PACE’s “recovery” claims

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 ...

Lancet rejects scientists’ PACE letter

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 ...

QMUL spend £250,000 on PACE data tribunal

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have revealed that they spent £250,000 on legal fees in the recent tribunal concerning the release of anonymised data from the PACE trial. Their statement was made in response to a query made under the Freedom of Information Act by Mr. John Peters. QMUL ...

Lancet Psychiatry publish Coyne and Laws PACE critique

Lancet Psychiatry have published three letters criticising a paper published in the journal on the long-term follow-up results of the PACE trial. A response from the study authors was also published. The paper, published in October, showed little difference in self-rated fatigue and physical function between the four treatment arms ...

Columbia professor says PACE damaging Lancet’s reputation

Yesterday, Columbia University professor of statistics Andrew Gelman published a warning that The Lancet was risking its reputation by refusing to rectify errors in the main paper on the PACE trial that appeared in the journal in 2011. In his article on a popular statistics blog, Professor Gelman described the ...

David Tuller: 68 unanswered questions about the PACE trial

Yesterday, journalist and public health expert Dr. David Tuller published on Virology Blog a list of 68 questions for the authors of the controversial PACE trial. The trial studied the effects of graded exercise and cognitive therapy on chronic fatigue syndrome. Dr. Tuller has, he said, been seeking answers from ...

David Tuller Tears Apart PACE Trial

Health scientist and New York Times published journalist David Tuller today launched a damning critique upon the UK’s £5 million PACE trial in an article published on the popular Virology Blog. The PACE trial was an open-label study of graded exercise therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome ...