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Can alcohol consumption be an alternative treatment for fibromyalgia?

Overview of attention for article published in Arthritis Research & Therapy, January 2013
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Title
Can alcohol consumption be an alternative treatment for fibromyalgia?
Published in
Arthritis Research & Therapy, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/ar4394
Pubmed ID
Authors

Mei Chung, Chenchen Wang

Abstract

Treatment of chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia is challenging due to limitations of drug therapies. An initial exploration into the relationships between self-reported alcohol consumption, symptom severity, and quality of life for individuals with fibromyalgia sheds new light on plausible hypotheses and potential mechanisms of action for future research. Evidence suggests that alcohol consumption may improve social and psychological factors because of activity in the ascending and descending pain pathways in modulating gamma-aminobutyric acid neurotransmission. Further methodologically rigorous studies in this field to improve well-being of individuals with fibromyalgia are warranted.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 4%
Australia 1 4%
Brazil 1 4%
Unknown 23 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 6 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 23%
Researcher 3 12%
Student > Postgraduate 3 12%
Professor 3 12%
Other 4 15%
Unknown 1 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 5 19%
Psychology 5 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 15%
Unspecified 2 8%
Sports and Recreations 2 8%
Other 4 15%
Unknown 4 15%

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 25 June 2014.
All research outputs
#7,010,301
of 21,738,040 outputs
Outputs from Arthritis Research & Therapy
#1,405
of 2,878 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#92,407
of 305,581 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Arthritis Research & Therapy
#41
of 120 outputs
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