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December 4, 2016

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Science and cheating

Science and cheating By Jan Tunér In the beginning of 2016 the alleged superstar surgeon Paolo Macchiarini was fired from his post as professor at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. On March 24th 2016 The Guardian writes: In a statement, read more
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When Peer Review Fails…

When Peer Review Fails… Or:  How can such simple errors make it past 6 authors, however-many reviewers, AND the editorial staff of a publication dedicated to photomedicine and laser surgery?!? By Peter A. Jenkins   A Comparative Study of the Effectiveness of read more
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Wrong parameters in – no results out…

Wrong parameters in – no results out By Jan Tunér A comment on: Camila Haddad Leal de Godoy, Lara Jansiski Motta, Kristianne Porta Santos Fernandes et al. Effect of Low-Level Laser Therapy on Adolescents With Temporomandibular Disorder: A Blind Randomized read more
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“Mickey Mouse science?” Is LPT really ineffective for wrist pain?

Mickey Mouse science? Is LPT really ineffective for wrist pain? By Jan Tunér “Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence”.  The authors of a study by Petrofskya et al. [1] make an extraordinary claim by boldly stating that Low Level Laser Therapy read more
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Revisiting the Holy Grail…

An open letter to the laser therapy community. Peter A Jenkins, MBA First Posted April 28, 2009 […and reprised here just for fun!]   Many of you, over the years, will have read my various articles and posts in which read more
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References – science or decorations?

References – science or decorations? By Jan Tunér   Scientific articles follow a standard form with abstract, introduction, material and methods, results, discussion, conclusion and references. This is a good approach but not necessarily a guarantee for success. The weakest read more
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Wrong parameters - no results…

Wrong parameters – no results By Jan Tunér Comment on: de Carli ML, Guerra MB, Nunes TB, di Matteo RC, de Luca CE, Aranha AC, Bolzan MC, Witzel AL. Piroxicam and laser phototherapy in the treatment of TMJ arthralgia: a read more
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The Bottom Line -When the right dose goes wrong

Reprinted from the web site of Thor Photomedicine It must gall to have performed a controlled clinical trial for a year only to find at the end that your physics department had adjusted the active laser such that it did read more
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What is Low and What is High?

What is low and what is high? By Jan Tunér Let us first be clear about one thing – science is not to be based upon what we already know. To use “inappropriate” methods in a study is not wrong. read more
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Issue 3, Paper 1, 2012

Paper 5/2012 Clin Rheumatol. 2010 Aug;29(8):905-10. Is low-level laser therapy effective in acute or chronic low back pain? Ay S, Doğan SK, Evcik D. Abstract The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) read more
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