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Pharmacotherapy for patellofemoral pain syndrome

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2004
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (75th percentile)

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4 Wikipedia pages
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Pharmacotherapy for patellofemoral pain syndrome
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2004
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003470.pub2
Pubmed ID

Edith M Heintjes, Marjolein Berger, Sita MA Bierma-Zeinstra, Roos MD Bernsen, Jan AN Verhaar, Bart W Koes


Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is common among adolescents and young adults. It is characterised by pain behind or around the patella and crepitations, provoked by ascending or descending stairs, squatting, prolonged sitting with flexed knees, running and cycling. The symptoms impede function in daily activities or sports. Pharmacological treatments focus on reducing pain symptoms (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), glucocorticosteroids), or restoring the assumed underlying pathology (compounds containing glucosamine to stimulate cartilage metabolism, anabolic steroids to increase bone density of the patella and build up supporting muscles). In studies, drugs are usually applied in addition to exercises aimed at building up supporting musculature.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 266 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 <1%
United States 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Unknown 258 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 42 16%
Student > Bachelor 41 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 31 12%
Researcher 18 7%
Student > Postgraduate 18 7%
Other 52 20%
Unknown 64 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 93 35%
Nursing and Health Professions 35 13%
Sports and Recreations 16 6%
Social Sciences 8 3%
Psychology 7 3%
Other 37 14%
Unknown 70 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. 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 28 January 2021.
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So far Altmetric has tracked 12,315 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 30.3. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 64% of its peers.
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