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QTc interval screening for cardiac risk in methadone treatment of opioid dependence

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, June 2013
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Title
QTc interval screening for cardiac risk in methadone treatment of opioid dependence
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, June 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd008939.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Pier Paolo Pani, Emanuela Trogu, Icro Maremmani, Matteo Pacini

Abstract

Methadone represents today the gold standard of efficacy for the pharmacological treatment of opioid dependence. Methadone, like many other medications, has been implicated in the prolongation of the rate-corrected QT (QTc) interval of the electrocardiogram (ECG), which is considered a marker for arrhythmias such as torsade de pointes (TdP). Indications on the association between methadone, even at therapeutic dosages, and TdP or sudden cardiac death have been reported. On these bases, consensus and recommendations involving QTc screening of patients receiving methadone treatment have been developed to identify patients with QTc above the thresholds considered at risk for cardiac arrhythmias, and they provide these individuals with alternative treatment (reduction of methadone dosage; provision of alternative opioid agonist treatment; treatment of associated risk factors).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 1%
Unknown 68 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 19%
Student > Bachelor 10 14%
Unspecified 8 12%
Researcher 8 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 12%
Other 22 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 36 52%
Unspecified 10 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 12%
Psychology 6 9%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 3%
Other 7 10%

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 September 2019.
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#7,874,764
of 13,638,624 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#8,538
of 10,695 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#98,439
of 216,573 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#207
of 250 outputs
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