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Use of botulinum toxin-A for musculoskeletal pain in patients with whiplash associated disorders [ISRCTN68653575]

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, February 2004
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (64th percentile)

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Title
Use of botulinum toxin-A for musculoskeletal pain in patients with whiplash associated disorders [ISRCTN68653575]
Published in
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, February 2004
DOI 10.1186/1471-2474-5-5
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Authors

Francisco J Juan

Abstract

Whiplash associated disorder is commonly linked to motor vehicle accidents and sports injuries. Cervical injury is attributed to rapid extension followed by neck flexion. The exact pathophysiology of whiplash is uncertain but probably involves some degree of aberrant muscle spasms and may produce a wide range of symptoms. The most commonly prescribed pharmacological agents for initial treatment of whiplash-associated pain are oral muscle relaxants and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. However, potential systemic adverse effects limit these agents. Physical interventions such as mobilization, manipulation, and exercises have proved beneficial for pain and dysfunction but only on a time-limited basis. Little evidence suggests that physical therapy specifically aimed at the musculature (e.g., transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, ultrasonography, heat, ice, and acupuncture) improves prognosis in acute whiplash associated disorder. A new approach to treatment is the use of botulinum toxin, which acts to reduce muscle spasms.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 67 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 64 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 12 18%
Researcher 12 18%
Student > Master 11 16%
Student > Postgraduate 8 12%
Student > Bachelor 6 9%
Other 18 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 27 40%
Unspecified 16 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 19%
Sports and Recreations 3 4%
Psychology 2 3%
Other 6 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 05 July 2015.
All research outputs
#1,280,269
of 5,314,552 outputs
Outputs from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#524
of 1,755 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#52,754
of 186,214 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#19
of 53 outputs
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