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Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, an omega-3 fatty acid from fish oils) for the treatment of cancer cachexia

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2007
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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 (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (85th percentile)

Mentioned by

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3 news outlets
twitter
2 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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199 Dimensions

Readers on

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260 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
Title
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, an omega-3 fatty acid from fish oils) for the treatment of cancer cachexia
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2007
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd004597.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ann Dewey, Chris Baughan, Taraneh P Dean, Bernie Higgins, Ian Johnson

Abstract

Cancer cachexia is a distressing weight loss syndrome commonly seen in advanced cancer patients. It is associated with reduced quality of life and shorter survival time. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is a long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid found naturally in some fish which has been used to decrease weight loss, promote weight gain and increase survival times in patients affected with cancer cachexia.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Hong Kong 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 250 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 39 15%
Researcher 35 13%
Student > Bachelor 34 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 31 12%
Student > Postgraduate 16 6%
Other 47 18%
Unknown 58 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 95 37%
Nursing and Health Professions 25 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 23 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 8 3%
Other 25 10%
Unknown 73 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 30. 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 11 January 2017.
All research outputs
#1,112,633
of 22,772,779 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,527
of 12,314 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,163
of 161,244 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#9
of 63 outputs
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