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Megestrol acetate for treatment of anorexia-cachexia syndrome

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, March 2013
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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 (92nd percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (76th percentile)

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1 blog
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9 tweeters
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1 Wikipedia page
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1 research highlight platform

Citations

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Title
Megestrol acetate for treatment of anorexia-cachexia syndrome
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, March 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd004310.pub3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Vicente Ruiz Garcia, Eduardo López-Briz, Rafael Carbonell Sanchis, Jose Luis Gonzalvez Perales, Sylvia Bort-Martí

Abstract

This is an updated version of a previously published review in The Cochrane Library (2005, Issue 2) on 'Megestrol acetate for the treatment of anorexia-cachexia syndrome'. Megestrol acetate (MA) is currently used to improve appetite and to increase weight in cancer-associated anorexia. In 1993, MA was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of anorexia, cachexia or unexplained weight loss in patients with AIDS. The mechanism by which MA increases appetite is unknown and its effectiveness for anorexia and cachexia in neoplastic and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) patients is under investigation.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Hong Kong 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 230 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 44 18%
Researcher 34 14%
Student > Postgraduate 29 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 9%
Student > Bachelor 19 8%
Other 70 29%
Unknown 23 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 112 46%
Nursing and Health Professions 27 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 5%
Social Sciences 8 3%
Other 36 15%
Unknown 34 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. 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 11 March 2018.
All research outputs
#832,659
of 12,627,642 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,775
of 10,383 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#11,052
of 146,478 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#27
of 116 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,627,642 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 93rd percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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