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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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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.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 132 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 21 16%
Student > Bachelor 18 13%
Student > Master 16 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 9%
Student > Postgraduate 9 7%
Other 19 14%
Unknown 40 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 45 33%
Social Sciences 10 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 5%
Psychology 5 4%
Other 18 13%
Unknown 42 31%
Attention Score in Context

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 12 May 2024.
All research outputs
#1,499,245
of 26,107,981 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3,042
of 13,188 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#8,621
of 187,513 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#47
of 212 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 26,107,981 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 94th percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 13,188 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 35.4. This one has done well, scoring higher than 76% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 212 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 77% of its contemporaries.