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Pharmacological interventions for generalised itching (not caused by systemic disease or skin lesions) in pregnancy

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, February 2016
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Title
Pharmacological interventions for generalised itching (not caused by systemic disease or skin lesions) in pregnancy
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, February 2016
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd011351.pub2
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Authors

Phassawan Rungsiprakarn, Malinee Laopaiboon, Ussanee S Sangkomkamhang, Pisake Lumbiganon

Abstract

Generalised itching is one of the most common dermatological symptoms in pregnant women. Having itchy skin during pregnancy may be very frustrating and can lead to poor sleep, exhaustion and impaired quality of life. There is a need for a systematic review to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of pharmacological interventions for treating itching in pregnancy. To assess the effectiveness and safety of pharmacological interventions for treating generalised itching (not caused by systemic diseases or skin lesions) in pregnancy. We searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group's Trials Register (28 January 2016) and the reference list of the one identified study. All published, unpublished and ongoing randomised controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating interventions for itching in pregnancy.Quasi-RCTs, cluster-RCTs, RCTs using a cross-over design, and studies reported in abstract form (without full text) were not eligible for inclusion. Two review authors independently assessed the one trial report that was identified from the search strategy and this was subsequently excluded. There are no included studies as we did not identify any relevant trials. Generalised itching (not caused by systemic disease or skin lesions) is quite a common symptom in pregnancy. However, there is no evidence from randomised controlled trials to guide practice in terms of the effectiveness and safety of pharmacological interventions for treating this condition.Well-designed randomised controlled trials are needed in order to evaluate the effectiveness of topical and systemic pharmacological interventions as well as any adverse effects of the interventions. Such studies should consider important outcomes such as relief of itching, women's satisfaction, sleep disturbance, and adverse effects.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 5 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 2 40%
Student > Bachelor 1 20%
Student > Postgraduate 1 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 3 60%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 40%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 11 April 2018.
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#3,067,053
of 12,793,889 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#5,801
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#66,976
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Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#120
of 193 outputs
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