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Intervention Protocol

Topical NSAIDS for chronic musculoskeletal pain in adults

  1. Sheena Derry1,
  2. Thomas Massey2,
  3. R Andrew Moore1,
  4. Henry J McQuay1

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group

Published Online: 8 OCT 2008

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007400


How to Cite

Derry S, Massey T, Moore RA, McQuay HJ. Topical NSAIDS for chronic musculoskeletal pain in adults (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD007400. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007400.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Oxford, Pain Research and Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK

  2. 2

    University of Oxford, Keble College, Oxford, UK

*Maura Moore, Pain Research and Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, University of Oxford, West Wing (Level 6), John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 9DU, UK. maura.moore@pru.ox.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 8 OCT 2008

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Abstract

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To review the evidence from controlled trials on the efficacy and safety of topically applied NSAIDs in chronic musculoskeletal pain. Topical NSAIDs will be compared with topical placebo, and different drugs compared indirectly because few, if any, trials test two topical preparations head to head (Mason 2004b). In addition, any topical NSAID will be compared directly with any oral NSAID.