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Ginkgo biloba for cognitive impairment and dementia

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2007
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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 (79th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (51st percentile)

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Title
Ginkgo biloba for cognitive impairment and dementia
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2007
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003120.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Birks J, Grimley Evans J, Birks, J, Grimley Evans, J

Abstract

Extracts of the leaves of the maidenhair tree, Ginkgo biloba, have long been used in China as a traditional medicine for various disorders of health. A standardized extract is widely prescribed for the treatment of a range of conditions including memory and concentration problems, confusion, depression, anxiety, dizziness, tinnitus and headache. The mechanisms of action are thought to reflect the action of several components of the extract and include increasing blood supply by dilating blood vessels, reducing blood viscosity, modification of neurotransmitter systems, and reducing the density of oxygen free radicals.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 65 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Unknown 64 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 20%
Student > Bachelor 12 18%
Researcher 9 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 14%
Student > Postgraduate 7 11%
Other 12 18%
Unknown 3 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 38%
Psychology 11 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 8%
Social Sciences 3 5%
Other 9 14%
Unknown 6 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 05 December 2017.
All research outputs
#2,662,109
of 12,253,439 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#4,197
of 8,317 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#28,381
of 140,358 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#45
of 93 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,253,439 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 78th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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