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Paracetamol (acetaminophen) with or without codeine or dihydrocodeine for neuropathic pain in adults

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2016
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58 tweeters
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3 Wikipedia pages

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Title
Paracetamol (acetaminophen) with or without codeine or dihydrocodeine for neuropathic pain in adults
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2016
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd012227.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Philip J Wiffen, Roger Knaggs, Sheena Derry, Peter Cole, Tudor Phillips, R Andrew Moore

Abstract

Paracetamol, either alone or in combination with codeine or dihydrocodeine, is commonly used to treat chronic neuropathic pain. This review sought evidence for efficacy and harm from randomised double-blind studies. To assess the analgesic efficacy and adverse events of paracetamol with or without codeine or dihydrocodeine for chronic neuropathic pain in adults. We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, and Embase from inception to July 2016, together with reference lists of retrieved papers and reviews, and two online study registries. We included randomised, double-blind studies of two weeks' duration or longer, comparing paracetamol, alone or in combination with codeine or dihydrocodeine, with placebo or another active treatment in chronic neuropathic pain. Two review authors independently searched for studies, extracted efficacy and adverse event data, and examined issues of study quality and potential bias. We did not carry out any pooled analyses. We assessed the quality of the evidence using GRADE. No study satisfied the inclusion criteria. Effects of interventions were not assessed as there were no included studies. We have only very low quality evidence and have no reliable indication of the likely effect. There is insufficient evidence to support or refute the suggestion that paracetamol alone, or in combination with codeine or dihydrocodeine, works in any neuropathic pain condition.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 144 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 30 21%
Student > Bachelor 22 15%
Researcher 17 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 12%
Student > Postgraduate 8 6%
Other 16 11%
Unknown 34 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 50 35%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 14%
Psychology 12 8%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 6 4%
Social Sciences 6 4%
Other 10 7%
Unknown 40 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 51. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 April 2021.
All research outputs
#531,122
of 18,110,549 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1,219
of 11,820 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#16,861
of 397,324 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#28
of 169 outputs
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