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Melatonin in Chronic Pain Syndromes

Overview of attention for article published in Pain and Therapy, March 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#12 of 122)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)

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Title
Melatonin in Chronic Pain Syndromes
Published in
Pain and Therapy, March 2016
DOI 10.1007/s40122-016-0049-y
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Authors

Andrei Danilov, Julia Kurganova

Abstract

Melatonin is a neurohormone secreted by epiphysis and extrapineal structures. It performs several functions including chronobiotic, antioxidant, oncostatic, immune modulating, normothermal, and anxiolytic functions. Melatonin affects the cardiovascular system and gastrointestinal tract, participates in reproduction and metabolism, and body mass regulation. Moreover, recent studies have demonstrated melatonin efficacy in relation to pain syndromes. The present paper reviews the studies on melatonin use in fibromyalgia, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic back pain, and rheumatoid arthritis. The paper discusses the possible mechanisms of melatonin analgesic properties. On one hand, circadian rhythms normalization results in sleep improvement, which is inevitably disordered in chronic pain syndromes, and activation of melatonin adaptive capabilities. On the other hand, there is evidence of melatonin-independent analgesic effect involving melatonin receptors and several neurotransmitter systems.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 100%
Belgium 1 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 900%
Other 9 900%
Student > Bachelor 8 800%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 800%
Researcher 7 700%
Other 17 1700%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 2200%
Neuroscience 9 900%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 700%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 400%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 400%
Other 7 700%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 25. 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 December 2018.
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#697,921
of 13,981,441 outputs
Outputs from Pain and Therapy
#12
of 122 outputs
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#20,000
of 264,986 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Pain and Therapy
#1
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