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Oral versus intravenous steroids for treatment of relapses in multiple sclerosis

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2012
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Title
Oral versus intravenous steroids for treatment of relapses in multiple sclerosis
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, December 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd006921.pub3
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Authors

Jodie M Burton, Paul W O'Connor, Marika Hohol, Joseph Beyene

Abstract

This is an updated Cochrane review of the previous version published (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD006921. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006921.pub2).Multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic inflammatory and neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system (CNS), is characterized by recurrent relapses of CNS inflammation ranging from mild to severely disabling.  Relapses have long been treated with steroids to reduce inflammation and hasten recovery.  However, the commonly used intravenous methylprednisolone (IVMP) requires repeated infusions with the added costs of homecare or hospitalization, and may interfere with daily responsibilities. Oral steroids have been used in place of intravenous steroids, with lower direct and indirect costs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 164 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 27 16%
Student > Master 25 15%
Researcher 18 11%
Other 16 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 8%
Other 19 11%
Unknown 48 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 59 35%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 5%
Psychology 8 5%
Neuroscience 6 4%
Other 18 11%
Unknown 54 32%

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 17 August 2019.
All research outputs
#5,606,769
of 21,344,814 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#7,591
of 12,080 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#42,879
of 169,702 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#57
of 96 outputs
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