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Old February 2nd 11, 09:22 AM posted to misc.health.alternative,misc.kids.health,sci.med
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Andrew Wakefield's Questions for BMJ Editors

QUESTIONS FOR BMJ EDITORS:

1. Do the BMJ editors stand by their 6 Jan 2011 editorial "Wakefield's
article linking MMR vaccine and autism was fraudulent" alleging Andrew
Wakefield alone and unassisted committed research fraud?

This relates to a 1998 Lancet medical journal "early report" calling for
more research into a finding of a new bowel syndrome in children exhibiting
autistic symptoms?

2. The editors claim "Wakefield altered numerous facts about the patients'
medical histories in order to support his claim to have identified a new
syndrome" and base this substantially on a comparison between early general
family doctor records and what was reported in The Lancet early report.

Do the BMJ editors dispute that:
a.. it was impossible for that to be done by anyone as they have alleged
b.. it could not have been done by Dr Wakefield
c.. those experts carried out their own investigations afresh
d.. none of the other 12 expert specialist medical professionals at The
Royal Free Hospital London worked from or even saw those "patients' medical
histories"
e.. Dr Wakefield faithfully reported the data and results provided by his
other 12 expert professional colleagues
3. If these matters are disputed, can the BMJ produce the data and results
provided to Dr Wakefield by his 12 colleagues and demonstrate where The
Lancet early report diverges.

4. If the editors cannot produce evidence, do they now retract their
editorial and the paper by Mr Brian Deer upon which it is based and which
they also published.

5. Can the editors confirm that neither they nor Mr Deer had sight of or
access to the "prospective developmental records" of the 12 Lancet children
[the "Red Books"].

These were used as part of the basis for detailed clinical histories
investigating afresh early signs of disintegrative disorder.


6. Do the editors agree that family doctors would not have considered
"disintegrative disorder" nor looked for early signs.

7. If the editors still stand by their story how do they account for the
fact that those 12 specialist expert medical professionals read and reviewed
the Lancet paper before submission for publication, approved Wakefield's
report of their work and put their names to the paper.

8. Do the editors accept that by accusing Dr Wakefield of fraud they are
accusing all the other 12 experts.

9. Do the editors also accuse the authors of the following papers of fraud
for claiming to have found the same or a closely similar condition in
autistic patients:-

Balzola F, Barbon V, Repici A, Rizzetto M. Panenteric IBD-like disease in a
patient with regressive autism shown for the first time by the wireless
capsule enteroscopy: another piece in the jigsaw of this gut-brain syndrome?
Am J Gastro. 2005; 979-981. (Italian replication)

Balzola F, et al. Autistic enterocolitis: confirmation of a new inflammatory
bowel disease in an Italian cohort of patients.
Gastroenterology.2005;128:Suppl.2;A-303. . (Italian replication)

Balzola F, et al. Beneficial behavioural effects of IBD therapy and
gluten/casein-free diet in an Italian cohort of patients with autistic
enterocolitis followed over one year. Gastroenterology, 2006:30; suppl. 2
S1364 A-21. . (Italian replication)

Chen B, Girgis S, El-Matary W. Childhood autism and eosinophilic colitis.
Digestion. 2010;81:127-9. (Canadian replication)

Galiatsatos P, et al. Autistic enterocolitis: fact or fiction? Can J
Gastroenterol 2009;23:95-98. (Canadian replication)

Gonzalez L, Lopez K, Navarro D, Negron L, Flores L, Rodriguez R, Martinez
M, Sabra A. Endoscopic and Histological Characteristics of the digestive
mucosa in autistic children with gastrointestinal symptoms. Arch Venez
Pueric Pediatr 69;1:19-25 (Venezuelan replication)

Horvath K et al. Gastrointestinal abnormalities in children with autistic
disorder. J Pediatr. 1999;135:559-63. (US replication)

Krigsman A, Boris M, Goldblatt A et al. Clinical Presentation and
Histologic Findings at Ileocolonoscopy in Children with Autistic Spectrum
Disorder and Chronic Gastrointestinal Symptoms. Autism Insights 2010;2:1-11
(US replication)

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Old February 2nd 11, 12:00 PM posted to misc.health.alternative,misc.kids.health,sci.med
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On Wed, 2 Feb 2011 09:22:28 -0000, "john" wrote:

Andrew Wakefield's Questions for BMJ Editors


I think a few answers from the fraudulent ex-doctor would be more
appropriate.

1. Do the BMJ editors stand by their 6 Jan 2011 editorial "Wakefield's
article linking MMR vaccine and autism was fraudulent" alleging Andrew
Wakefield alone and unassisted committed research fraud?


If he thinks the report was wrong why is he taking no action in court
to clear his name and reputation? It can't be cost, if his case is
a certain as he tries to make out any leading London solicitor would
take it on on a "no win no fee" basis as the potential profits from
such a case would be enormous. After all Wakefield lost not only his
reputation but also the chance of developing the multi-million dollar
commercial exploitation of his results he had planned.

Perhaps Wakers should answer that very simple question before asking
for responses to his irrelevant ones?

Is it because he knows he would lose so is reduced to fling mud around
in the hope that some stick sand diverts attention from his fraud?

7. If the editors still stand by their story how do they account for the
fact that those 12 specialist expert medical professionals read and reviewed
the Lancet paper before submission for publication, approved Wakefield's
report of their work and put their names to the paper.


How does Wakers account for the one whose name didn't appear? - Dr
Nick Chadwick who found no measles virus in _any_ sample from
Wakefield and whose results Wakefield consequently withheld from the
paper?

9. Do the editors also accuse the authors of the following papers of fraud
for claiming to have found the same or a closely similar condition in
autistic patients:-


More smoke and mirrors. Wakers original paper claimed ""We have
identified a chronic enterocolitis in children that may be related to
neuropsychiatric dysfunction. In most cases, onset of symptoms was
after measles, mumps, and rubella immunisation."

There has not been any independent verification of this triad of
results and none of the documents quoted claims to have done so

Balzola F, Barbon V, Repici A, Rizzetto M. Panenteric IBD-like disease in a
patient with regressive autism shown for the first time by the wireless
capsule enteroscopy: another piece in the jigsaw of this gut-brain syndrome?
Am J Gastro. 2005; 979-981. (Italian replication)


A case report of _one_ adult autistic patient with an inflamed bowel.

Balzola F, et al. Autistic enterocolitis: confirmation of a new inflammatory
bowel disease in an Italian cohort of patients.
Gastroenterology.2005;128:Suppl.2;A-303. . (Italian replication)


Not replication at all but a meeting abstract that was never reviewed
nor eventually published. The abstract did not support Wakefields
finding of MMR involvement nor did its findings support a distinct
pathology unique to autism.

Balzola F, et al. Beneficial behavioural effects of IBD therapy and
gluten/casein-free diet in an Italian cohort of patients with autistic
enterocolitis followed over one year. Gastroenterology, 2006:30; suppl. 2
S1364 A-21. . (Italian replication)


Neither replicates nor supports Wakefields paper.

Chen B, Girgis S, El-Matary W. Childhood autism and eosinophilic colitis.
Digestion. 2010;81:127-9. (Canadian replication)


"A rare association between autism and microscopic eosinophilic
colitis in 2 children is reported through retrospective chart review."
This does not even remotely replicate Wakefields findings.

Galiatsatos P, et al. Autistic enterocolitis: fact or fiction? Can J
Gastroenterol 2009;23:95-98. (Canadian replication)


A case report, featuring two adult patients with gastrointestinal
problems and an ASD diagnosis. The authors call for “more
investigations” in their discussion.

Gonzalez L, Lopez K, Navarro D, Negron L, Flores L, Rodriguez R, Martinez
M, Sabra A. Endoscopic and Histological Characteristics of the digestive
mucosa in autistic children with gastrointestinal symptoms. Arch Venez
Pueric Pediatr 69;1:19-25 (Venezuelan replication)


Wakers doesn't really understand this conflict of interest bit does
he? Why has he omitted to mention the financial links between
Gonzales and Thoughtful House? Even then, in this study the authors
cannot replicate Wakefield’s 1998 “findings” of a distinct autistic
enterocolitis, although they do report a higher incidence of
gastrointestinal problems in their autistic group.

Horvath K et al. Gastrointestinal abnormalities in children with autistic
disorder. J Pediatr. 1999;135:559-63. (US replication)


Neither replicates nor supports Wakefields paper.

Krigsman A, Boris M, Goldblatt A et al. Clinical Presentation and
Histologic Findings at Ileocolonoscopy in Children with Autistic Spectrum
Disorder and Chronic Gastrointestinal Symptoms. Autism Insights 2010;2:1-11
(US replication)


A "paper" written by the clinical director of Thoughtful House, which
Wakefield led at the time, with Stott, Wakefields publicist, as a
co-author. To make acceptance a bit easier Wakefield and Stott were
on the editorial board of the magazine which published it. Wow, that's
really strong independent support isn't it?
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Old February 2nd 11, 12:35 PM posted to misc.health.alternative,misc.kids.health,sci.med
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Well, Wakefield did post this on Facebook. Not exactly a well-known
medical journal. Do you expect anything worthwhile from him or Facebook?
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Old February 2nd 11, 11:26 PM posted to misc.health.alternative,misc.kids.health,sci.med
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On Wed, 2 Feb 2011 09:22:28 -0000, "john" wrote:

Andrew Wakefield's Questions for BMJ Editors

QUESTIONS FOR BMJ EDITORS:

1.


Who will receive the money Wakefield and his accomplices cashed in for their
frauds?

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