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Ginkgo biloba for cognitive impairment and dementia

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2009
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Title
Ginkgo biloba for cognitive impairment and dementia
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2009
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003120.pub3
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Authors

Jacqueline Birks, John Grimley Evans

Abstract

Extracts of the leaves of the maidenhair tree, Ginkgo biloba, have long been used in China as a traditional medicine for various disorders of health. A standardized extract is widely prescribed for the treatment of a range of conditions including memory and concentration problems, confusion, depression, anxiety, dizziness, tinnitus and headache. The mechanisms of action are thought to reflect the action of several components of the extract and include increasing blood supply by dilating blood vessels, reducing blood viscosity, modification of neurotransmitter systems, and reducing the density of oxygen free radicals.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Romania 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 337 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 64 19%
Researcher 53 15%
Student > Master 44 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 39 11%
Other 26 8%
Other 65 19%
Unknown 54 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 106 31%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 33 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 29 8%
Psychology 27 8%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 26 8%
Other 54 16%
Unknown 70 20%

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 14 September 2021.
All research outputs
#275,500
of 18,910,941 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#531
of 11,886 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,072
of 107,926 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2
of 48 outputs
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