“Parvofighter,” a member of the Phoenix Rising Forum, posted an article on the Forum March 22 titled “Scandal in BMJ’s XMRV/CFS Research.”
The article/expose details Parvofighter’s findings regarding the sources of patient blood samples for the Feb 25 British Medical Journal article by van Kuppeveld, et al. which reported failure to find any evidence of XMRV in the blood of CFS patients in the Netherlands.
The Dutch press soon picked up on Parvofighter’s findings and, according to an English translation by Carla from the Diagnose Support site (http://www.diagnosesupport.com/health), provides this observation:
“An American patient opens a Can of Worms from Nijmegen”
”The Nijmegen Research of Van Kuppenveld et al. on XMRV and CFS excluded, beforehand, patients infected with XMRV. This is based on the selection of the population which was, amongst other things, based on self reported psychological symptoms. An American patient opens the ‘Can of Worms of Nijmegen’ in a critical and well documented report in spite of all the laudatory discussions in the British Medical Journal and elsewhere.”