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Acupuncture and electroacupuncture for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2005
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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 (92nd percentile)

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4 news outlets
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3 blogs
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6 tweeters
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1 Facebook page
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3 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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Title
Acupuncture and electroacupuncture for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2005
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003788.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Lynn Casimiro, Les Barnsley, Lucie Brosseau, Sarah Milne, Vivian Welch, Peter Tugwell, George A Wells

Abstract

Acupuncture has been used by rehabilitation specialists as an adjunct therapy for the symptomatic treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine where thin needles are inserted in specific documented points believed to represent concentration of body energies. In some cases a small electrical impulse is added to the needles. Once the needles are inserted in some of the appropriate points, endorphins, morphine-like substances, have been shown to be released in the patient's system, thus inducing local or generalised analgesia (pain relief). This review is an update of the original review published in July 2002.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 2%
Portugal 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 144 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 29 19%
Student > Master 24 16%
Researcher 22 15%
Student > Postgraduate 15 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 7%
Other 29 19%
Unknown 19 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 68 46%
Nursing and Health Professions 23 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 7%
Psychology 5 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 3%
Other 13 9%
Unknown 26 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 63. 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 2019.
All research outputs
#292,188
of 14,015,503 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#746
of 10,798 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#283,460
of 13,284,043 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#711
of 9,751 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,015,503 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.
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