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Buprenorphine for neuropathic pain in adults

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2015
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16 tweeters
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Title
Buprenorphine for neuropathic pain in adults
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2015
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd011603.pub2
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Authors

Philip J Wiffen, Sheena Derry, R Andrew Moore, Cathy Stannard, Dominic Aldington, Peter Cole, Roger Knaggs

Abstract

Opioid drugs, including buprenorphine, are commonly used to treat neuropathic pain, and are considered effective by some professionals. Most reviews have examined all opioids together. This review sought evidence specifically for buprenorphine, at any dose, and by any route of administration. Other opioids are considered in separate reviews. To assess the analgesic efficacy of buprenorphine for chronic neuropathic pain in adults, and the adverse events associated with its use in clinical trials. We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, and EMBASE from inception to 11 June 2015, together with reference lists of retrieved papers and reviews, and two online study registries. We included randomised, double-blind studies of two weeks' duration or longer, comparing any oral dose or formulation of buprenorphine 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 analyses. Searches identified 10 published studies, and one study with results in ClinicalTrials.gov. None of these 11 studies satisfied our inclusion criteria, and so we included no studies in the review. There was insufficient evidence to support or refute the suggestion that buprenorphine has any efficacy in any neuropathic pain condition.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Unknown 166 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 33 20%
Student > Bachelor 21 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 8%
Researcher 13 8%
Other 19 11%
Unknown 51 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 60 36%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 11%
Psychology 9 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 2%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 2%
Other 17 10%
Unknown 57 34%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 22. 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 April 2021.
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#1,478,590
of 22,829,683 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3,403
of 12,320 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#22,536
of 274,274 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#106
of 290 outputs
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