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Topical capsaicin (low concentration) for chronic neuropathic pain in adults

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Topical capsaicin (low concentration) for chronic neuropathic pain in adults
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd010111
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Authors

Sheena Derry, R Andrew Moore

Abstract

Topical creams with capsaicin are used to treat pain from a wide range of chronic conditions including neuropathic pain. Following application to the skin capsaicin causes enhanced sensitivity to noxious stimuli, followed by a period with reduced sensitivity and, after repeated applications, persistent desensitisation. There is uncertainty about the efficacy and tolerability of capsaicin for treating painful chronic neuropathies. This is an update of an earlier review of topical capsaicin for chronic neuropathic pain in adults that looked at all doses and formulations of capsaicin. The original review has now been split: here we consider only formulations using a low concentration of capsaicin (< 1%) applied several times daily over several weeks, while another review will consider a single application of capsaicin at a high concentration.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 120 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 22 18%
Student > Bachelor 18 15%
Researcher 14 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 9%
Other 10 8%
Other 25 21%
Unknown 21 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 54 45%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 10%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 9 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 3%
Psychology 4 3%
Other 13 11%
Unknown 25 21%

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 29 May 2020.
All research outputs
#1,108,930
of 17,963,867 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,833
of 11,791 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#6,088
of 113,226 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#6
of 85 outputs
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