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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 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (73rd percentile)

Mentioned by

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3 news outlets
twitter
2 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages

Citations

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Readers on

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228 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 3 1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Hong Kong 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 217 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 38 17%
Researcher 34 15%
Student > Bachelor 31 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 12%
Student > Postgraduate 16 7%
Other 42 18%
Unknown 40 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 90 39%
Nursing and Health Professions 23 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 22 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 7 3%
Other 21 9%
Unknown 54 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 27. 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 2016.
All research outputs
#889,004
of 17,361,274 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,333
of 11,660 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#16,411
of 314,550 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#65
of 244 outputs
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