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The medical use of cannabis for reducing morbidity and mortality in patients with HIV/AIDS

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2013
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Title
The medical use of cannabis for reducing morbidity and mortality in patients with HIV/AIDS
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd005175.pub3
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Authors

Elizabeth E Lutge, Andy Gray, Nandi Siegfried

Abstract

The use of cannabis (marijuana) or of its psychoactive ingredient delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as a medicine has been highly contested in many settings.There have been claims that smoked or ingested cannabis, either in its natural form or artificial form (pharmaceutically manufactured drug such as dronabinol), improves the appetites of people with AIDS, results in weight gain and lifts mood, thus improving the quality of life.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Colombia 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 351 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 65 18%
Researcher 56 16%
Student > Bachelor 49 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 37 10%
Student > Postgraduate 28 8%
Other 65 18%
Unknown 56 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 124 35%
Psychology 28 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 25 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 24 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 21 6%
Other 60 17%
Unknown 74 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 121. 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 30 January 2021.
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#205,806
of 17,942,020 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#393
of 11,788 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,638
of 164,024 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#4
of 113 outputs
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