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Anti-inflammatory drugs and analgesics for managing symptoms in people with cystic fibrosis-related arthritis

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2016
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Title
Anti-inflammatory drugs and analgesics for managing symptoms in people with cystic fibrosis-related arthritis
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2016
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd006838.pub4
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Authors

Judith Thornton, Satyapal Rangaraj

Abstract

Arthritis remains a relatively infrequent complication of cystic fibrosis, but is a cause of significant morbidity when it does occur. Two distinct types of arthritis are described in cystic fibrosis: cystic fibrosis-related arthropathy (CFA) and hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy (HPO). Management of arthritis in people with cystic fibrosis is uncertain and complex because of the underlying disease and its intense treatment. This is an update of a previously published review. To review the effectiveness and safety of pharmacological agents for the symptomatic management of cystic fibrosis-related arthritis in adults and children with cystic fibrosis. We searched the Cochrane Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders Group Trials Register which comprises references identified from comprehensive electronic database searches, handsearches of relevant journals and abstract books of conference proceedings.Date of most recent search: 19 January 2016. Randomised controlled studies which compared the efficacy and safety of anti-inflammatory and analgesic agents (e.g. non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, systemic corticosteroids, intra-articular corticosteroids) with each other, with no treatment or with placebo for CFA and HPO. No relevant studies were identified. No studies were included in this review. Although it is generally recognised that CFA may be episodic and resolve spontaneously, treatment with analgesics and anti-inflammatory agents may be needed. While this approach may be sufficient to manage symptoms, it is disappointing that no randomised controlled trials to rigorously evaluate these agents were found, nor could the authors identify any quasi-randomised. This systematic review has identified the need for a well-designed adequately-powered randomised controlled trial to assess the efficacy and safety of pharmacological agents for the symptomatic management of cystic fibrosis-related arthritis (CFA and HPO) in adults and children with cystic fibrosis. Studies should also better define the two conditions. A study has recently been conducted in CFA and may help fill this gap when analysed and published.There are no trials included in the review up to January 2016. We will continue to run searches to identify any potentially relevant studies; however, we do not plan to update other sections of the review until new studies are published.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Unknown 47 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 22%
Researcher 7 14%
Student > Master 6 12%
Student > Bachelor 5 10%
Librarian 5 10%
Other 15 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 51%
Unspecified 7 14%
Psychology 4 8%
Social Sciences 3 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 6%
Other 7 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. 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 06 October 2016.
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#988,180
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#37,578
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Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#43
of 140 outputs
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