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Use of NSAIDs in treating patients with arthritis

Overview of attention for article published in Arthritis Research & Therapy, July 2013
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Use of NSAIDs in treating patients with arthritis
Published in
Arthritis Research & Therapy, July 2013
DOI 10.1186/ar4174
Pubmed ID

Leslie J Crofford


Patients with rheumatic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, almost universally describe pain and stiffness as important contributors to reduced health-related quality of life. Of the treatment options available, NSAIDs are the most widely used agents for symptomatic treatment. NSAIDs are effective anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs by virtue of their ability to inhibit biosynthesis of prostaglandins at the level of the cyclooxygenase enzyme. However, many of the adverse effects of NSAIDs are also related to inhibition of prostaglandin production, making their use problematic in some patient populations. For the clinician, understanding the biology of prostaglandin as it relates to gastrointestinal, renal, and cardiovascular physiology and the pharmacologic properties of specific NSAIDs is key to using these drugs safely. Of particular importance is the recognition of co-morbid conditions and concomitant drugs that may increase the risk of NSAIDs in particular patients. In patients with risk factors for NSAID toxicity, using the lowest dose of a drug with a short half-life only when it is needed is likely to be the safest treatment option. For those patients whose symptoms cannot be managed with intermittent treatment, using protective strategies is essential.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Greece 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 698 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 121 17%
Student > Master 98 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 86 12%
Student > Postgraduate 49 7%
Researcher 45 6%
Other 109 15%
Unknown 198 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 118 17%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 113 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 58 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 57 8%
Unspecified 35 5%
Other 104 15%
Unknown 221 31%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 19. 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 09 April 2023.
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