Neurologist practice patterns in treatment of muscle cramps in Canada

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Title: Neurologist practice patterns in treatment of muscle cramps in Canada
Authors: Fat, Mary J L
Kokokyi, Seint
Katzberg, Hans D
Date: 2013-01-09
Abstract: Abstract Recently an article provided patient perspectives on therapies and perceived effectiveness in preventing muscle cramps. However, there are few studies evaluating physicians’ point of view in the management of this common symptom. In our study, we studied physician practice patterns in the treatment of muscle cramps by surveying a group of neurologists in Canada. We demonstrated that most physicians use a combination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods in treating muscle cramps. The most commonly used medications are baclofen, quinine and gabapentin, of which baclofen and quinine were reported to be the most tolerated.
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1757-1146-6-2
http://hdl.handle.net/10393/33857
CollectionLibre accès - Publications // Open Access - Publications
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