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Ivermectin for onchocercal eye disease (river blindness)

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, August 2012
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (84th percentile)

Mentioned by

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1 policy source
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22 tweeters
wikipedia
4 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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18 Dimensions

Readers on

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112 Mendeley
Title
Ivermectin for onchocercal eye disease (river blindness)
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, August 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd002219.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Henry OD Ejere, Ellen Schwartz, Richard Wormald, Jennifer R Evans

Abstract

It is believed that ivermectin (a microfilaricide) could prevent blindness due to onchocerciasis. However, when given to everyone in communities where onchocerciasis is common, the effects of ivermectin on lesions affecting the eye are uncertain and data on whether the drug prevents visual loss are unclear.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 109 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 17 15%
Student > Bachelor 17 15%
Student > Master 14 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 11%
Student > Postgraduate 9 8%
Other 17 15%
Unknown 26 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 40 36%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 6%
Social Sciences 7 6%
Psychology 5 4%
Other 17 15%
Unknown 28 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. 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 22 December 2021.
All research outputs
#1,202,706
of 21,181,573 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,880
of 12,077 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7,356
of 152,854 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#13
of 79 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 12,077 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 28.8. This one has done well, scoring higher than 76% of its peers.
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