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Acupuncture in acute herpes zoster pain therapy (ACUZoster) – design and protocol of a randomised controlled trial

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, August 2009
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Title
Acupuncture in acute herpes zoster pain therapy (ACUZoster) – design and protocol of a randomised controlled trial
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, August 2009
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-9-31
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Authors

Johannes Fleckenstein, Sybille Kramer, Philipp Hoffrogge, Sarah Thoma, Philip M Lang, Lukas Lehmeyer, Gabriel M Schober, Florian Pfab, Johannes Ring, Peter Weisenseel, Klaus J Schotten, Ulrich Mansmann, Dominik Irnich

Abstract

Acute herpes zoster is a prevalent condition. One of its major symptoms is pain, which can highly influence patient's quality of life. Pain therapy is limited. Acupuncture is supposed to soften neuropathic pain conditions and might therefore act as a therapeutic alternative. Objective of the present study is to investigate whether a 4 week semi-standardised acupuncture is non-inferior to sham laser acupuncture and the anticonvulsive drug gabapentine in the treatment of pain associated with herpes zoster.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
Unknown 67 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 15 22%
Student > Master 9 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 10%
Researcher 7 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 9%
Other 15 22%
Unknown 10 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 31 45%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 12%
Psychology 4 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 4%
Other 8 12%
Unknown 12 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 28 January 2014.
All research outputs
#1,808,175
of 3,629,536 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#683
of 1,228 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#47,365
of 109,826 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#41
of 65 outputs
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