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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
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (59th percentile)

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1 news outlet
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3 tweeters
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2 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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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 1%
Unknown 82 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 14%
Other 12 14%
Student > Master 12 14%
Student > Bachelor 8 10%
Other 16 19%
Unknown 10 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 43 52%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 5%
Other 10 12%
Unknown 11 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. 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 09 July 2019.
All research outputs
#1,329,324
of 15,404,988 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3,586
of 11,183 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#21,040
of 251,283 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#189
of 477 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 15,404,988 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 91st percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 11,183 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 23.1. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 67% of its peers.
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