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Psychopathology predicts the outcome of medial branch blocks with corticosteroid for chronic axial low back or cervical pain: a prospective cohort study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, February 2009
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (87th percentile)

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Title
Psychopathology predicts the outcome of medial branch blocks with corticosteroid for chronic axial low back or cervical pain: a prospective cohort study
Published in
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, February 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-2474-10-22
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Authors

Ajay D Wasan, Robert N Jamison, Loc Pham, Naveen Tipirneni, Srdjan S Nedeljkovic, Jeffrey N Katz

Abstract

Comorbid psychopathology is an important predictor of poor outcome for many types of treatments for back or neck pain. But it is unknown if this applies to the results of medial branch blocks (MBBs) for chronic low back or neck pain, which involves injecting the medial branch of the dorsal ramus nerves that innervate the facet joints. The objective of this study was to determine whether high levels of psychopathology are predictive of pain relief after MBB injections in the lumbar or cervical spine.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Sweden 1 1%
Norway 1 1%
Australia 1 1%
Unknown 71 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 15%
Other 10 13%
Researcher 9 12%
Student > Postgraduate 8 11%
Lecturer 6 8%
Other 25 33%
Unknown 6 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 42 56%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 11%
Psychology 7 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 5%
Neuroscience 2 3%
Other 3 4%
Unknown 9 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. 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 03 June 2018.
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#1,911,787
of 17,353,889 outputs
Outputs from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#399
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Outputs of similar age
#23,429
of 194,882 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#1
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