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Heated, humidified air for the common cold

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, June 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 (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (93rd percentile)

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4 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
17 tweeters
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3 Facebook pages
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2 Wikipedia pages

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Title
Heated, humidified air for the common cold
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, June 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd001728.pub5
Pubmed ID
Authors

Singh M, Singh, Meenu, Singh, Manvi

Abstract

Heated, humidified air has long been used by sufferers of the common cold. The theoretical basis is that steam may help congested mucus drain better and heat may destroy the cold virus as it does in vitro.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Unknown 42 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 15 34%
Student > Master 10 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 20%
Student > Bachelor 7 16%
Other 6 14%
Other 21 48%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 47 107%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 11%
Psychology 5 11%
Unspecified 2 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 5%
Other 7 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 58. 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 12 September 2017.
All research outputs
#174,054
of 8,614,798 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#566
of 8,696 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,630
of 124,336 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#8
of 128 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 8,614,798 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 97th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 8,696 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 18.9. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 93% of its peers.
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