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Selenium for alleviating the side effects of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery in cancer patients

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2006
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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 (86th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (61st percentile)

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2 tweeters

Citations

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Title
Selenium for alleviating the side effects of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery in cancer patients
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2006
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd005037.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Gabriele Dennert, Markus Horneber

Abstract

Selenium supplements are frequently used by cancer patients. Selenium is an essential trace element and is involved in antioxidant protection and redox-regulation in humans. Several adverse effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy in cancer patients as well as cellular processes that maintain chronic lymphoedema have been linked to oxidative cell damage in the human body. Selenium has recently been investigated as a remedy against chemotherapy and radiotherapy-associated side effects as well as its effects on lymphoedema.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Namibia 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Singapore 1 <1%
Lebanon 1 <1%
Unknown 122 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 31 24%
Student > Bachelor 21 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 11%
Researcher 13 10%
Unspecified 13 10%
Other 36 28%
Unknown 1 <1%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 56 43%
Unspecified 21 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 5%
Other 20 16%
Unknown 1 <1%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. 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 26 February 2015.
All research outputs
#1,437,560
of 12,527,093 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3,638
of 8,923 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#19,946
of 152,391 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#45
of 117 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,527,093 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 88th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 8,923 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 21.2. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 60% of its peers.
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