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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 417 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 72 17%
Researcher 62 15%
Student > Bachelor 54 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 38 9%
Student > Postgraduate 34 8%
Other 80 19%
Unknown 82 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 136 32%
Psychology 33 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 27 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 24 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 23 5%
Other 77 18%
Unknown 102 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 123. 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 February 2022.
All research outputs
#279,231
of 22,619,115 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#471
of 12,292 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,830
of 174,084 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#5
of 108 outputs
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