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Steroid injections added to the usual treatment of lumbar radicular syndrome: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial in general practice

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, October 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (77th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (55th percentile)

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Title
Steroid injections added to the usual treatment of lumbar radicular syndrome: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial in general practice
Published in
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, October 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2474-15-341
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Authors

Antje Spijker-Huiges, Jan C Winters, Marten van Wijhe, Klaas Groenier

Abstract

Lumbosacral radicular syndrome (LRS) is a self-limiting, benign, painful and impairing condition caused by lumbar disc herniation and inflammatory processes around the nerve root. Segmental epidural steroid injections (SESIs) are helpful to reduce radicular pain on a short-term basis. It is unknown whether SESIs are an effective addition to usual pain treatment of LRS in general practice. In our study, we assessed the effectiveness of SESIs on pain and disability as an addition to usual care for acute LRS in general practice.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
United States 1 3%
Unknown 37 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 5 13%
Student > Master 5 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 13%
Researcher 4 10%
Student > Bachelor 3 8%
Other 7 18%
Unknown 10 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 49%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 8%
Sports and Recreations 2 5%
Psychology 1 3%
Neuroscience 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 12 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 31 October 2014.
All research outputs
#2,978,816
of 12,373,620 outputs
Outputs from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#631
of 2,454 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#48,235
of 217,299 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#4
of 9 outputs
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