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Oral evening primrose oil and borage oil for eczema

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

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2 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
twitter
53 tweeters
facebook
6 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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54 Dimensions

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Title
Oral evening primrose oil and borage oil for eczema
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd004416.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Joel TM Bamford, Sujoy Ray, Alfred Musekiwa, Christel van Gool, Rosemary Humphreys, Edzard Ernst

Abstract

Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition, which usually develops in early childhood. Many children outgrow this disorder as they reach secondary school age, and although It may improve with age, there is no cure. Constant itch makes life uncomfortable for those with this condition, no matter what age they are, so it may have a significant effect on a person's quality of life. Its prevalence seems to be increasing as populations move from rural locations to cities. Some people, who do not see an adequate improvement or fear side-effects of conventional medical products, try complementary alternatives to conventional treatment. This is a review of evening primrose oil (EPO) and borage oil (BO) taken orally (by mouth); these have been thought to be beneficial because of their gamma-linolenic acid content.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 166 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 39 23%
Researcher 28 16%
Student > Master 22 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 12%
Unspecified 18 11%
Other 43 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 73 43%
Unspecified 24 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 8%
Psychology 11 6%
Other 31 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 82. 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 October 2018.
All research outputs
#198,968
of 13,360,908 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#481
of 10,564 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,096
of 148,415 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#5
of 116 outputs
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