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Corticosteroids for preventing postherpetic neuralgia

Overview of attention for article published in this source, March 2013
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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 (91st percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (77th percentile)

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1 news outlet
8 tweeters
4 Wikipedia pages


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165 Mendeley
Corticosteroids for preventing postherpetic neuralgia
Published by
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, March 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd005582.pub4
Pubmed ID

Han, Ying, Zhang, Jingjing, Chen, Ning, He, Li, Zhou, Muke, Zhu, Cairong


Postherpetic neuralgia is a common, serious painful complication of herpes zoster. Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory and might be beneficial. This is an update of a review first published in 2008 and previously updated in 2010.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Chile 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Unknown 161 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 33 20%
Researcher 19 12%
Other 16 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 8%
Student > Bachelor 11 7%
Other 39 24%
Unknown 33 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 74 45%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 8%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 8 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 4%
Psychology 6 4%
Other 19 12%
Unknown 38 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. 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 22 August 2019.
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