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Current and future options for the management of phantom-limb pain

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Pain Research, March 2012
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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 (76th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (62nd percentile)

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3 tweeters
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5 patents

Citations

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243 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
Title
Current and future options for the management of phantom-limb pain
Published in
Journal of Pain Research, March 2012
DOI 10.2147/jpr.s16733
Pubmed ID
Authors

Helena Knotkova, Cruciani, Tronnier, Rasche

Abstract

Phantom-limb pain (PLP) belongs among difficult-to-treat chronic pain syndromes. Treatment options for PLP are to a large degree implicated by the level of understanding the mechanisms and nature of PLP. Research and clinical findings acknowledge the neuropathic nature of PLP and also suggest that both peripheral as well as central mechanisms, including neuroplastic changes in central nervous system, can contribute to PLP. Neuroimaging studies in PLP have indicated a relation between PLP and the neuroplastic changes. Further, it has been shown that the pathological neuroplastic changes could be reverted, and there is a parallel between an improvement (reversal) of the neuroplastic changes in PLP and pain relief. These findings facilitated explorations of novel neuromodulatory treatment strategies, adding to the variety of treatment approaches in PLP. Overall, available treatment options in PLP include pharmacological treatment, supportive non-pharmacological non-invasive strategies (eg, neuromodulation using transcranial magnetic stimulation, visual feedback therapy, or motor imagery; peripheral transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, physical therapy, reflexology, or various psychotherapeutic approaches), and invasive treatment strategies (eg, surgical destructive procedures, nerve blocks, or invasive neuromodulation using deep brain stimulation, motor cortex stimulation, or spinal cord stimulation). Venues of further development in PLP management include a technological and methodological improvement of existing treatment methods, an implementation of new techniques and products, and a development of new treatment approaches.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Greece 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 238 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 45 19%
Student > Bachelor 42 17%
Student > Postgraduate 23 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 18 7%
Other 58 24%
Unknown 34 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 87 36%
Neuroscience 22 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 8%
Psychology 19 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 7%
Other 35 14%
Unknown 42 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 20 September 2022.
All research outputs
#5,398,045
of 22,287,733 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Pain Research
#516
of 1,708 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#34,321
of 145,210 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Pain Research
#6
of 16 outputs
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