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The first metatarsophalangeal joint in gout: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, February 2016
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Title
The first metatarsophalangeal joint in gout: a systematic review and meta-analysis
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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, February 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12891-016-0919-9
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Sarah Stewart, Nicola Dalbeth, Alain C. Vandal, Keith Rome

Abstract

The aim of this review was to qualitatively synthesise studies that have investigated characteristics of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (1(st) MTP) in gout and to undertake a meta-analysis to estimate the average prevalence of acute 1(st) MTP arthritis across studies in people with gout. Studies published in English were included if they involved participants who had a diagnosis of gout and presented original findings relating to the following outcome measures associated with the 1(st) MTP: epidemiology; clinical features; structural and functional characteristics; and microscopic and imaging features. Forty-five studies were included in the qualitative synthesis. 1(st) MTP pain was a prominent feature in people with gout. People with 1(st) MTP gout reported walking- and general-disability. Structural and functional characteristics of 1(st) MTP gout included hallux valgus, osteoarthritis, and restricted joint motion. Successful crystal aspiration ranged from 81 to 91 % and positive crystal identification via microscopy ranged from 83 to 93 % in patients with a history of 1(st) MTP gout. Imaging features were common at the 1(st) MTP including the double contour sign, tophi and erosions. Eleven studies involving 2,325 participants were included in the meta-analysis, providing an estimate of the average prevalence of acute 1(st) MTP arthritis across studies of 73 % (95 % prediction interval 40-92 %; range 48-97 %; I(2) = 93 %). 1(st) MTP acute arthritis is highly prevalent in people with gout and has a substantial impact on patient-reported pain and disability. Gout affects the structure and function of the 1(st) MTP. Microscopic and imaging studies have demonstrated crystal deposition and joint damage at the 1(st) MTP in people with gout.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 77 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 13%
Student > Postgraduate 9 12%
Student > Bachelor 9 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 8%
Other 17 22%
Unknown 15 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 26 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 5%
Unspecified 1 1%
Other 11 14%
Unknown 19 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. 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 01 November 2020.
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#3,771,619
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#778
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