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Spironolactone versus placebo or in combination with steroids for hirsutism and/or acne

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2009
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (78th percentile)
  • Average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source

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Title
Spironolactone versus placebo or in combination with steroids for hirsutism and/or acne
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2009
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd000194.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Julie Brown, Cindy Farquhar, Olivia Lee, Robyn Toomath, Ruth G Jepson

Abstract

Hirsutism is the presence of excessive hair growth in women and is an important cosmetic condition often resulting in severe distress. The most common cause is by increased production of male sex hormones (androgens). It is also affected by increased sensitivity to androgens in the hair follicles, and secretory glands around hair follicles (sebaceous glands). Spironolactone is an antiandrogen and aldosterone antagonist used to treat hirsutism.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 2%
Unknown 59 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 18%
Other 10 17%
Student > Master 6 10%
Student > Bachelor 5 8%
Other 15 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 35 58%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 7%
Unspecified 4 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 5%
Other 10 17%

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 16 December 2018.
All research outputs
#3,100,566
of 13,087,494 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#5,722
of 10,458 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#52,736
of 245,277 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#300
of 490 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,087,494 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 75th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 10,458 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 20.6. This one is in the 44th percentile – i.e., 44% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
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