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Microwave thermotherapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2012
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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 (89th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (70th percentile)

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2 Facebook pages
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1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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Title
Microwave thermotherapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd004135.pub3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Richard M Hoffman, Manoj Monga, Sean P Elliott, Roderick MacDonald, Jens Langsjoen, James Tacklind, Timothy J Wilt

Abstract

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) has been the gold-standard treatment for alleviating urinary symptoms and improving urinary flow in men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). However, the morbidity of TURP approaches 20%, and less invasive techniques have been developed for treating BPH. Preliminary data suggest that microwave thermotherapy, which delivers microwave energy to produce coagulation necrosis in prostatic tissue, is a safe, effective treatment for BPH.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 51 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 51 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 20%
Student > Master 8 16%
Student > Bachelor 7 14%
Researcher 7 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 10%
Other 9 18%
Unknown 5 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 49%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 6%
Computer Science 2 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 4%
Other 6 12%
Unknown 10 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. 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 06 November 2019.
All research outputs
#1,679,448
of 14,944,712 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#4,331
of 11,056 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#16,548
of 152,522 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#26
of 87 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,944,712 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 88th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 11,056 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 22.5. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 60% of its peers.
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