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May 30, 2012

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Why do some studies show negative results?

Trials and Errors

Trials & Errors Jan Tunér Science is based upon trials and errors. Yes, even errors give serendipitous results; the discovery of penicillin is just one of them. Science starts with ideas, but has to be confirmed. Too often ideas are read more
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Erchonia Medical Hijacks Wikipedia

Erchonia Medical Hijacks Wikipedia By Jan Tunér The most used dictionary in the world is Wikipedia. When compared to traditional dictionaries, Wikipedia is more or less equal in reliability. The strength and the weakness of Wikipedia is than anybody can read more
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Low Level Laser and Antibiotic Resistance

Low level laser and antibiotic resistance Jan Tunér “Antibiotic resistance is a type of drug resistance where a microorganism is able to survive exposure to an antibiotic” (Wikipedia). Some of the readers of this article would probably not be alive read more
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Stacking the Deck?

Stacking the Deck? We received an email from a reader with regards to this presentation: (Light Years Ahead 1.7 MB PDF), asking for our comments. Here they are: I had a look at the presentation by Dr. Godbold and have made 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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Dosing Made Easy!

Therapeutic lasers made easy for the dentist Jan Tunér DDS My colleagues often tell me that the use of laser phototherapy (LPT) is so complicated and that they do not understand all the difficult terms and parameters involved. But if 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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Failed Analyses - Cochrane

The Cochrane LPT analyses – can they be improved? By Jan Tunér and Lars Hode (From The New Laser Therapy Handbook, 2010, Prima Books AB. Originally published in Laser Therapy journal 1999) The aim of the international Cochrane collaboration is read more
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Failed Analyses - Blue Cross

Is the Blue Cross Meta analysis reliable? By Jan Tunér As often pointed out, it takes a combined knowledge of medicine, scientific methods and physics to evaluate (or to perform) a study of the therapeutic laser modality. This combination is read more
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Failed Analyses - Worksafe

The Worksafe review Author: Jan Tunér Laser phototherapy is a complicated therapy containing many parameters to pay attention to in order to obtain a good clinical result. The availability of unbiased education in this field is scarce and practitioners are read more
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