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Pain after earthquake

Overview of attention for article published in Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, June 2012
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Title
Pain after earthquake
Published in
Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, June 2012
DOI 10.1186/1757-7241-20-43
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Chiara Angeletti, Cristiana Guetti, Roberta Papola, Emiliano Petrucci, Maria Laura Ursini, Alessandra Ciccozzi, Francesca Masi, Maria Rosaria Russo, Salvatore Squarcione, Antonella Paladini, Joseph Pergolizzi, Robert Taylor, Giustino Varrassi, Franco Marinangeli

Abstract

On 6 April 2009, at 03:32 local time, an Mw 6.3 earthquake hit the Abruzzi region of central Italy causing widespread damage in the City of L Aquila and its nearby villages. The earthquake caused 308 casualties and over 1,500 injuries, displaced more than 25,000 people and induced significant damage to more than 10,000 buildings in the L'Aquila region. This observational retrospective study evaluated the prevalence and drug treatment of pain in the five weeks following the L'Aquila earthquake (April 6, 2009). 958 triage documents were analysed for patients pain severity, pain type, and treatment efficacy. A third of pain patients reported pain with a prevalence of 34.6%. More than half of pain patients reported severe pain (58.8%). Analgesic agents were limited to available drugs: anti-inflammatory agents, paracetamol, and weak opioids. Reduction in verbal numerical pain scores within the first 24 hours after treatment was achieved with the medications at hand. Pain prevalence and characterization exhibited a biphasic pattern with acute pain syndromes owing to trauma occurring in the first 15 days after the earthquake; traumatic pain then decreased and re-surged at around week five, owing to rebuilding efforts. In the second through fourth week, reports of pain occurred mainly owing to relapses of chronic conditions. This study indicates that pain is prevalent during natural disasters, may exhibit a discernible pattern over the weeks following the event, and current drug treatments in this region may be adequate for emergency situations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 6%
Italy 1 3%
Unknown 31 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 24%
Researcher 6 18%
Other 5 15%
Student > Bachelor 3 9%
Student > Postgraduate 3 9%
Other 6 18%
Unknown 3 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 59%
Social Sciences 4 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 6%
Psychology 2 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 4 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 01 January 2018.
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#309
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