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Botulinum toxin alleviates dysphagia of patients with inclusion body myositis

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of the Neurological Sciences, September 2017
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Title
Botulinum toxin alleviates dysphagia of patients with inclusion body myositis
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Journal of the Neurological Sciences, September 2017
DOI 10.1016/j.jns.2017.07.031
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Authors

Aleksi Schrey, Laura Airas, Manu Jokela, Jaakko Pulkkinen

Abstract

Oropharyngeal dysphagia is a disabling and undertreated symptom that often occurs in patients with sporadic inclusion body myositis (s-IBM). In this study, we examined the effect of botulinum neurotoxin A (BoNT-A) injections to the cricopharyngeus muscle (CPM) of patients with s-IBM and dysphagia. A single-center retrospective study involving 40 biopsy-proven s-IBM-patients treated in the District of Southwest Finland from 2000 to 2013. The incidence of dysphagia, rate of aspirations, rate of aspiration pneumonias and treatment results of dysphagia were analyzed. Patients treated for dysphagia were evaluated before and after surgery by video-fluoroscopy and/or using a questionnaire. Twenty-five of the 40 s-IBM patients (62.5%) experienced dysphagia. BoNT-A was injected a median of 2 times (range 1-7) in 12 patients with dysphagia. Before the injections 7 patients reported aspiration, none afterwards. The corresponding figures for aspiration pneumonia were 3 and 0. All of these patients had normal swallowing function 12months (median, range 2-60) after the last injection. BoNT-A injections to the CPM alleviate the dysphagia of s-IBM patients reversibly and appear to reduce the rate of aspiration effectively.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 23 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 22%
Researcher 4 17%
Student > Master 3 13%
Student > Bachelor 2 9%
Other 1 4%
Other 2 9%
Unknown 6 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 9%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 4%
Psychology 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 9 39%

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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 08 November 2017.
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#6,618,436
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Outputs from Journal of the Neurological Sciences
#1,732
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#113,102
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of the Neurological Sciences
#37
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