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Oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for neuropathic pain

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2015
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Title
Oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for neuropathic pain
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2015
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd010902.pub2
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Authors

R Andrew Moore, Ching-Chi Chi, Philip J Wiffen, Sheena Derry, Andrew SC Rice

Abstract

Although often considered to be lacking adequate evidence, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used in the management of neuropathic pain. Previous surveys found 18% to 47% of affected people reported using NSAIDs specifically for their neuropathic pain, although possibly not in the United Kingdom (UK). To assess the analgesic efficacy of oral NSAIDs for chronic neuropathic pain in adults, when compared to placebo or another active intervention, and the adverse events associated with its use in clinical trials. We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, and EMBASE from inception to 29 May 2015, together with reference lists of retrieved papers and reviews, and an online trials registry. We included randomised, double-blind studies of two weeks duration or longer, comparing any oral NSAID with placebo or another active treatment in chronic neuropathic pain. Two review authors independently searched for studies, extracted efficacy and adverse event data, and examined issues of study quality. We did not carry out any pooled analysis. We included two studies involving 251 participants with chronic low back pain with a neuropathic component or postherpetic neuralgia; 209 of these participants were involved in a study of an experimental NSAID not used in clinical practice, and of the remaining 42, only 16 had neuropathic pain. This represented only third tier evidence, and was of very low quality. There was no indication of any significant pain reduction with NSAIDs. Adverse event rates were low, with insufficient events for any analysis. There is no evidence to support or refute the use of oral NSAIDs to treat neuropathic pain conditions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
South Africa 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Unknown 115 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 23 19%
Researcher 19 16%
Student > Bachelor 17 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 13%
Unspecified 11 9%
Other 32 27%
Unknown 1 <1%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 52 44%
Unspecified 19 16%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 11 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 8%
Other 17 14%
Unknown 1 <1%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 26. 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 17 July 2016.
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#547,612
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Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1,789
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#16,486
of 249,610 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#64
of 246 outputs
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