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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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Mentioned by

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3 news outlets
blogs
4 blogs
twitter
52 tweeters
facebook
7 Facebook pages
wikipedia
6 Wikipedia pages
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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314 Mendeley
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 310 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 61 19%
Researcher 49 16%
Student > Master 46 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 30 10%
Student > Postgraduate 22 7%
Other 46 15%
Unknown 60 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 108 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 32 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 6%
Psychology 16 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 15 5%
Other 57 18%
Unknown 67 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 93. 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 17 May 2021.
All research outputs
#296,513
of 19,003,315 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#570
of 11,914 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,276
of 165,591 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#6
of 112 outputs
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