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Neuropathic-like pain features and cross-sectional associations in rheumatoid arthritis

Overview of attention for article published in Arthritis Research & Therapy, September 2015
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Title
Neuropathic-like pain features and cross-sectional associations in rheumatoid arthritis
Published in
Arthritis Research & Therapy, September 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13075-015-0761-8
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Authors

Sanne M. W. Koop, Peter M. ten Klooster, Harald E. Vonkeman, Laura M. M. Steunebrink, Mart A. F. J. van de Laar

Abstract

Increasing evidence indicates that features suggestive of neuropathic pain may also be present in patients with common rheumatic conditions. The objective of this study was to examine neuropathic-like pain symptoms and associated factors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. We used the painDETECT screening tool to identify possible or likely neuropathic pain in 159 outpatients with rheumatoid arthritis. Patients additionally completed other self-reported measures, while clinical measures were assessed to calculate the 28-joint Disease Activity Score. Univariate analyses and multivariable logistic regression were used to identify factors associated with neuropathic pain features. According to the painDETECT, 27 patients (17.0 %) were classified as having likely neuropathic pain and 34 patients (21.4 %) as having possible neuropathic pain. Besides reporting more severe pain, patients with likely or possible neuropathic pain were more likely to meet the diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia, to use analgesics, and to have more tender joints and a worse physical and mental health status as measured by the 36-item Short-Form health survey. In multivariable analysis, physical (P < 0.001) and mental health status (P = 0.006) remained significantly associated with neuropathic pain features, even after controlling for pain severity. These findings suggest that a sizeable proportion of patients with relatively well-controlled rheumatoid arthritis report symptoms suggestive of neuropathic pain. Neuropathic-like pain symptoms are independently associated with worse self-reported physical and mental health.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 69 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 13%
Student > Bachelor 8 11%
Student > Postgraduate 8 11%
Researcher 6 8%
Other 18 25%
Unknown 10 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 34 48%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 10%
Neuroscience 6 8%
Psychology 4 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 3%
Other 7 10%
Unknown 11 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. 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 14 October 2015.
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#1,174,690
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Outputs from Arthritis Research & Therapy
#265
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#30,311
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Outputs of similar age from Arthritis Research & Therapy
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