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Drug therapy for obstructive sleep apnoea in adults

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, May 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 (87th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (66th percentile)

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1 blog
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7 tweeters
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1 Google+ user

Citations

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Title
Drug therapy for obstructive sleep apnoea in adults
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, May 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003002.pub3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Martina Mason, Emma J Welsh, Ian Smith

Abstract

The treatment of choice for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) applied via a mask during sleep. However, this is not tolerated by all individuals and its role in mild OSA is not proven. Drug therapy has been proposed as an alternative to CPAP in some patients with mild to moderate sleep apnoea and could be of value in patients intolerant of CPAP. A number of mechanisms have been proposed by which drugs could reduce the severity of OSA. These include an increase in tone in the upper airway dilator muscles, an increase in ventilatory drive, a reduction in the proportion of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, an increase in cholinergic tone during sleep, an increase in arousal threshold, a reduction in airway resistance and a reduction in surface tension in the upper airway.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 1%
Singapore 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Unknown 277 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 60 21%
Student > Bachelor 40 14%
Researcher 35 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 33 11%
Student > Postgraduate 18 6%
Other 57 20%
Unknown 44 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 133 46%
Nursing and Health Professions 19 7%
Psychology 13 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 9 3%
Other 42 15%
Unknown 59 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. 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 02 November 2017.
All research outputs
#1,459,403
of 13,288,681 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#4,111
of 10,547 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#18,551
of 151,208 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#43
of 129 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,288,681 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 89th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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