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Acupuncture at local and distant points for tinnitus: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Overview of attention for article published in Trials, November 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 (88th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (89th percentile)

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Title
Acupuncture at local and distant points for tinnitus: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Published in
Trials, November 2012
DOI 10.1186/1745-6215-13-224
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Authors

Guang-Xia Shi, Li-Li Han, Li-Ying Liu, Qian-Qian Li, Cun-Zhi Liu, Lin-Peng Wang

Abstract

Tinnitus is the perception of a sound in the absence of an objective physical source. Up to now, there is no generally accepted view how these phantom sounds come about, and also no efficient treatment. Patients are turning to complementary or alternative medical therapies, such as acupuncture. Based on the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, acupoints located on both the adjacent and distal area of the disease can be needled to treat disease. Furthermore, the way of combining acupoints is for strengthening the curative effect. We aim to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture at local points in combination with distal points in subjective tinnitus patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
New Zealand 1 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
Turkey 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 64 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 14 21%
Student > Master 11 16%
Other 7 10%
Researcher 6 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 7%
Other 15 22%
Unknown 10 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 40 59%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 10%
Arts and Humanities 2 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 1%
Environmental Science 1 1%
Other 4 6%
Unknown 13 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. 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 2015.
All research outputs
#965,316
of 11,040,729 outputs
Outputs from Trials
#389
of 2,663 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#33,636
of 304,880 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Trials
#8
of 73 outputs
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