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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and upper and lower gastrointestinal mucosal damage

Overview of attention for article published in Arthritis Research & Therapy, January 2013
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Title
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and upper and lower gastrointestinal mucosal damage
Published in
Arthritis Research & Therapy, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/ar4175
Pubmed ID
Authors

Carlos Sostres, Carla J Gargallo, Angel Lanas

Abstract

NSAIDs are among the most commonly used drugs worldwide and their beneficial therapeutic properties are thoroughly accepted. However, they are also associated with gastrointestinal (GI) adverse events. NSAIDs can damage the whole GI tract including a wide spectrum of lesions. About 1 to 2% of NSAID users experienced a serious GI complication during treatment. The relative risk of upper GI complications among NSAID users depends on the presence of different risk factors, including older age (>65 years), history of complicated peptic ulcer, and concomitant aspirin or anticoagulant use, in addition to the type and dose of NSAID. Some authors recently reported a decreasing trend in hospitalizations due to upper GI complications and a significant increase in those from the lower GI tract, causing the rates of these two types of GI complications to converge. NSAID-induced enteropathy has gained much attention in the last few years and an increasing number of reports have been published on this issue. Current evidence suggests that NSAIDs increase the risk of lower GI bleeding and perforation to a similar extent as that seen in the upper GI tract. Selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors have the same beneficial effects as nonselective NSAIDs but with less GI toxicity in the upper GI tract and probably in the lower GI tract. Overall, mortality due to these complications has also decreased, but the in-hospital case fatality for upper and lower GI complication events has remained constant despite the new therapeutic and prevention strategies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Sudan 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 334 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 72 21%
Student > Master 46 14%
Student > Postgraduate 28 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 27 8%
Researcher 26 8%
Other 66 20%
Unknown 73 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 120 36%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 49 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 22 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 19 6%
Chemistry 16 5%
Other 29 9%
Unknown 83 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 31. 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 02 November 2022.
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#1,059,993
of 22,609,602 outputs
Outputs from Arthritis Research & Therapy
#106
of 2,958 outputs
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#10,611
of 297,842 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Arthritis Research & Therapy
#5
of 162 outputs
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