Mutiny by ME sufferers forces a climbdown on exercise treatment

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Release date: 25/9/2017

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Keith Geraghty, from the University of Manchester, said that the apparent improvements in some patients could be better explained by initial misdiagnosis, and that the benefits were marginal. “The problem is, if you look at patients when you do nothing there is a similar level of recovery,” he said.

Because the criteria for measuring recovery was changed, it was also not clear what recovery even meant, he said. “It became farcical because once they did that patients who began the trial as sick could have been deemed recovered when they started.”

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TitleMutiny by ME sufferers forces a climbdown on exercise treatment
Media name/outletTimes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date25/09/17
URLhttps://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/mutiny-by-me-sufferers-forces-a-climbdown-on-exercise-treatment-npj0spq0w
PersonsKeith Geraghty