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Oral evening primrose oil and borage oil for eczema

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2013
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (92nd percentile)

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10 Wikipedia pages
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Title
Oral evening primrose oil and borage oil for eczema
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd004416.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Joel TM Bamford, Sujoy Ray, Alfred Musekiwa, Christel van Gool, Rosemary Humphreys, Edzard Ernst

Abstract

Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition, which usually develops in early childhood. Many children outgrow this disorder as they reach secondary school age, and although It may improve with age, there is no cure. Constant itch makes life uncomfortable for those with this condition, no matter what age they are, so it may have a significant effect on a person's quality of life. Its prevalence seems to be increasing as populations move from rural locations to cities. Some people, who do not see an adequate improvement or fear side-effects of conventional medical products, try complementary alternatives to conventional treatment. This is a review of evening primrose oil (EPO) and borage oil (BO) taken orally (by mouth); these have been thought to be beneficial because of their gamma-linolenic acid content.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Unknown 392 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 69 17%
Researcher 50 13%
Student > Master 49 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 35 9%
Student > Postgraduate 23 6%
Other 66 17%
Unknown 104 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 120 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 34 9%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 22 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 22 6%
Psychology 17 4%
Other 66 17%
Unknown 115 29%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 99. 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 23 October 2023.
All research outputs
#426,814
of 25,374,917 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#746
of 11,484 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,894
of 204,196 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#18
of 246 outputs
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