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Microwave thermotherapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (88th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (74th percentile)

Mentioned by

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1 news outlet
facebook
2 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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73 Dimensions

Readers on

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76 Mendeley
Title
Microwave thermotherapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd004135.pub3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Richard M Hoffman, Manoj Monga, Sean P Elliott, Roderick MacDonald, Jens Langsjoen, James Tacklind, Timothy J Wilt

Abstract

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) has been the gold-standard treatment for alleviating urinary symptoms and improving urinary flow in men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). However, the morbidity of TURP approaches 20%, and less invasive techniques have been developed for treating BPH. Preliminary data suggest that microwave thermotherapy, which delivers microwave energy to produce coagulation necrosis in prostatic tissue, is a safe, effective treatment for BPH.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 76 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 76 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 16%
Student > Bachelor 9 12%
Student > Master 9 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 11%
Other 13 17%
Unknown 12 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 34 45%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 5%
Computer Science 4 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 4%
Other 12 16%
Unknown 16 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. 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 27 February 2021.
All research outputs
#2,466,141
of 20,377,772 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#5,165
of 12,047 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#19,608
of 173,828 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#21
of 78 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 20,377,772 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 87th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 12,047 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 28.1. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 56% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 78 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 74% of its contemporaries.