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Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Pygeum africanum for benign prostatic hyperplasia

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 1998
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (81st percentile)

Mentioned by

news
1 news outlet
blogs
2 blogs
policy
1 policy source
facebook
1 Facebook page
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
video
2 video uploaders

Citations

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95 Mendeley
Title
Pygeum africanum for benign prostatic hyperplasia
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 1998
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd001044
Pubmed ID
Authors

Timothy J Wilt, Areef Ishani

Abstract

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), nonmalignant enlargement of the prostate, can lead to obstructive and irritative lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). The pharmacologic use of plants and herbs (phytotherapy) for the treatment of LUTS associated with BPH has been growing steadily. The extract of the African prune tree, Pygeum africanum, is one of the several phytotherapeutic agents available for the treatment of BPH.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 95 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Poland 1 1%
Australia 1 1%
Unknown 93 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 18 19%
Student > Bachelor 16 17%
Researcher 14 15%
Other 9 9%
Student > Postgraduate 6 6%
Other 19 20%
Unknown 13 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 43 45%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 8 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 3%
Other 12 13%
Unknown 16 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 32. 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 14 April 2021.
All research outputs
#791,478
of 17,726,748 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,010
of 11,741 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#9,860
of 196,733 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#39
of 200 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 17,726,748 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 95th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 11,741 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 25.3. This one has done well, scoring higher than 82% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 200 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 81% of its contemporaries.