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Neurologist practice patterns in treatment of muscle cramps in Canada

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, January 2013
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Title
Neurologist practice patterns in treatment of muscle cramps in Canada
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Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1757-1146-6-2
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Authors

Mary Jane Lim Fat, Seint Kokokyi, Hans Dieter Katzberg

Abstract

Recently an article provided patient perspectives on therapies and perceived effectiveness in preventing muscle cramps. However, there are few studies evaluating physicians' point of view in the management of this common symptom. In our study, we studied physician practice patterns in the treatment of muscle cramps by surveying a group of neurologists in Canada. We demonstrated that most physicians use a combination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods in treating muscle cramps. The most commonly used medications are baclofen, quinine and gabapentin, of which baclofen and quinine were reported to be the most tolerated.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 27%
Student > Postgraduate 3 20%
Professor 2 13%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 7%
Student > Bachelor 1 7%
Other 3 20%
Unknown 1 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 53%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 7%
Unspecified 1 7%
Sports and Recreations 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Unknown 1 7%

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#2,904,870
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