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Thalidomide for managing cancer cachexia

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2012
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Citations

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Title
Thalidomide for managing cancer cachexia
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd008664.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Joanne Reid, Moyra Mills, Marie M Cantwell, Chris R Cardwell, Liam J Murray, Michael Donnelly

Abstract

Cancer cachexia is a multidimensional syndrome characterised by wasting, loss of weight, loss of appetite, metabolic alterations, fatigue and reduced performance status. A significant number of patients with advanced cancer develop cachexia before death. There is no identified optimum treatment for cancer cachexia. While the exact mechanism of the action of thalidomide is unclear, it is known to have immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties, which are thought to help reduce the weight loss associated with cachexia. Preliminary studies of thalidomide have demonstrated encouraging results.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Hong Kong 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Unknown 186 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 37 19%
Researcher 25 13%
Student > Bachelor 22 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 10%
Student > Postgraduate 14 7%
Other 37 19%
Unknown 37 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 74 39%
Nursing and Health Professions 24 13%
Psychology 12 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 5%
Social Sciences 6 3%
Other 21 11%
Unknown 46 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 18 May 2020.
All research outputs
#4,905,679
of 17,749,513 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#7,293
of 11,759 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#34,497
of 133,722 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#54
of 96 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 17,749,513 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 72nd percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 11,759 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 25.3. This one is in the 37th percentile – i.e., 37% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
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