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The topical 5% lidocaine medicated plaster in localized neuropathic pain: a reappraisal of the clinical evidence

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Pain Research, February 2016
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Title
The topical 5% lidocaine medicated plaster in localized neuropathic pain: a reappraisal of the clinical evidence
Published in
Journal of Pain Research, February 2016
DOI 10.2147/jpr.s99231
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Authors

Oscar A de Leon-Casasola, Victor Mayoral Rojals

Abstract

Topical 5% lidocaine medicated plasters represent a well-established first-line option for the treatment of peripheral localized neuropathic pain (LNP). This review provides an updated overview of the clinical evidence (randomized, controlled, and open-label clinical studies, real-life daily clinical practice, and case series). The 5% lidocaine medicated plaster effectively provides pain relief in postherpetic neuralgia, and data from a large open-label controlled study indicate that the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster is as effective as systemic pregabalin in postherpetic neuralgia and painful diabetic polyneuropathy but with an improved tolerability profile. Additionally, improved analgesia and fewer side effects were experienced by patients treated synchronously with the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster, further demonstrating the value of multimodal analgesia in LNP. The 5% lidocaine medicated plaster provides continued benefit after long-term (≤7 years) use and is also effective in various other LNP conditions. Minor application-site reactions are the most common adverse events associated with the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster; there is minimal risk of systemic adverse events and drug-drug interactions. Although further well-controlled studies are warranted, the 5% lidocaine medicated plaster is efficacious and safe in LNP and may have particular clinical benefit in elderly and/or medically compromised patients because of the low incidence of adverse events.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 2%
Italy 1 2%
Unknown 56 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 9 16%
Student > Postgraduate 7 12%
Student > Master 7 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 9%
Other 17 29%
Unknown 6 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 43%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 9%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 5%
Neuroscience 2 3%
Other 5 9%
Unknown 14 24%

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 08 March 2016.
All research outputs
#2,312,653
of 9,075,272 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Pain Research
#222
of 611 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#89,452
of 288,752 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Pain Research
#9
of 18 outputs
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