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Was this Nijmegen study ever published? ISRCTN31632033

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Tom Kindlon, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. Tom Kindlon

    Tom Kindlon Senior Member

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    Was this Nijmegen study ever published?

    It seems likely it would have been by this stage if it was going to be.

    I've just written to him/her (H.Vissers@nkcv.umcn.nl) but my e-mail bounced.

    One common reason for not publishing data is if the results don't go in the direction an investigator would like ...

    Tom

    http://www.isrctn.com/ISRCTN31632033

     
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    I haven't seen this one at all. In fact there seems to be surprisingly little on the web from "H Vissers". Perhaps contact the school and get an updated contact address?

    I bet they got a null result. Sadly more publication bias...
     
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    lansbergen Senior Member

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    Could this be the one Nijmegen did with Maasstricht?
     
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    On another site it lists Prof. Dr. G. Bleijenberg as the scientific contact for that trial: g.bleijenberg@nkcv.umcn.nl . I doubt H Vissers is a typo, since the "H" appears in multiple locations.

    And it's interesting that the funding came from the government agency dealing with long-term disability unemployment insurance, as well as from a foundation (Stichting Embas) which doesn't seem to have existed for any purpose except to fund that one study.

    My fiance seems to think that any study funded by the Dutch government is required to be published.
     
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    As another note, "Drs" isn't an MD or PhD, nor a typo. Rather "Drs" is the dutch indication that someone has been admitted as a PhD student, and is currently just has as MA or MSc by English/American standards.

    So this trial was probably intended to be the subject of a PhD thesis by Vissers, with Bleijenberg as an advisor dictating the direction it should take.
     
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    @Valentijin, That sounds likely.

    So who is going to find out what happened to the trial?
     
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    Don't think that study published in 2008 is it.

    The Vissers study has these details:
    Also the Visser study involves:
    while here's an extract from the 2008 study:
     
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