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Treatment for idiopathic and hereditary neuralgic amyotrophy (brachial neuritis)

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2009
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Title
Treatment for idiopathic and hereditary neuralgic amyotrophy (brachial neuritis)
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Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2009
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd006976.pub2
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Nens van Alfen, Baziel GM van Engelen, Richard AC Hughes

Abstract

Neuralgic amyotrophy (also know as Parsonage-Turner syndrome or brachial plexus neuritis) is a distinct peripheral nervous system disorder characterised by episodes (attacks) of extreme neuropathic pain and rapid multifocal weakness and atrophy in the upper limbs. Neuralgic amyotrophy has both an idiopathic and hereditary form, with similar clinical symptoms but generally an earlier age of onset and more episodes in the hereditary form. The current hypothesis is that the episodes are caused by an immune-mediated response to the brachial plexus. Recovery is slow, in months to years, and many patients are left with residual pain and decreased exercise tolerance of the affected limb(s). Anecdotal evidence suggests that corticosteroids may relieve pain or help improve functional recovery.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Switzerland 2 1%
Italy 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 165 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 24 14%
Student > Master 23 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 10%
Student > Postgraduate 17 10%
Student > Bachelor 14 8%
Other 39 23%
Unknown 38 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 74 43%
Nursing and Health Professions 16 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 6%
Neuroscience 6 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 2%
Other 17 10%
Unknown 45 26%

Attention Score in Context

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#12,521,579
of 21,223,235 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#9,841
of 12,091 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#80,093
of 147,921 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#46
of 67 outputs
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