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Homeopathic Oscillococcinum® for preventing and treating influenza and influenza-like illness

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2015
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
5 news outlets
blogs
11 blogs
twitter
118 tweeters
facebook
6 Facebook pages
wikipedia
4 Wikipedia pages
video
2 video uploaders

Citations

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33 Dimensions

Readers on

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230 Mendeley
Title
Homeopathic Oscillococcinum® for preventing and treating influenza and influenza-like illness
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2015
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd001957.pub6
Pubmed ID
Authors

Robert T Mathie, Joyce Frye, Peter Fisher

Abstract

Influenza is a highly infectious viral disease that is particularly common in the winter months. Oscillococcinum(®) is a patented homeopathic medicine that is made from a 1% solution of wild duck heart and liver extract, which is then serially diluted 200 times with water and alcohol.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 228 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 47 20%
Student > Bachelor 30 13%
Researcher 24 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 16 7%
Other 36 16%
Unknown 53 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 81 35%
Nursing and Health Professions 27 12%
Psychology 13 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 4%
Other 30 13%
Unknown 58 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 195. 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 27 October 2021.
All research outputs
#124,677
of 19,220,747 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#238
of 11,947 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,856
of 306,762 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#5
of 239 outputs
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