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Acupuncture for glaucoma

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, May 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 (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (86th percentile)

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1 news outlet
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1 blog
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3 tweeters
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4 Facebook pages
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2 Wikipedia pages

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Title
Acupuncture for glaucoma
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, May 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd006030.pub3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Simon K Law, Tianjing Li

Abstract

Glaucoma is a multifactorial optic neuropathy characterized by an acquired loss of retinal ganglion cells at levels beyond normal age-related loss and corresponding atrophy of the optic nerve. Although many treatments are available to manage glaucoma, glaucoma is a chronic condition. Some patients may seek complementary or alternative medicine approaches such as acupuncture to supplement their regular treatment. The underlying plausibility of acupuncture is that disorders related to the flow of Chi (the traditional Chinese concept translated as vital force or energy) can be prevented or treated by stimulating relevant points on the body surface.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
Spain 2 2%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 104 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 23 21%
Researcher 21 19%
Other 12 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 10%
Student > Bachelor 9 8%
Other 17 16%
Unknown 16 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 48 44%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 13%
Psychology 7 6%
Social Sciences 6 6%
Computer Science 3 3%
Other 11 10%
Unknown 20 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 22. 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 14 August 2017.
All research outputs
#587,228
of 12,100,779 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1,023
of 7,978 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#8,116
of 139,743 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#17
of 126 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,100,779 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 95th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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