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Cannabinoids for the treatment of dementia

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2009
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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 (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (97th percentile)

Mentioned by

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5 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
twitter
72 tweeters
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1 patent
facebook
4 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
4 Google+ users
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2 video uploaders

Citations

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58 Dimensions

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Title
Cannabinoids for the treatment of dementia
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2009
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007204.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Sarada Krishnan, Ruth Cairns, Robert Howard

Abstract

Following the discovery of an endogenous cannabinoid system and the identification of specific cannabinoid receptors in the central nervous system, much work has been done to investigate the main effects of these compounds. There is increasing evidence that the cannabinoid system may regulate neurodegenerative processes such as excessive glutamate production, oxidative stress and neuroinflammation. Neurodegeneration is a feature common to the various types of dementia and this has led to interest in whether cannabinoids may be clinically useful in the treatment of people with dementia. Recent studies have also shown that cannabinoids may have more specific effects in interrupting the pathological process in Alzheimer's disease.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 135 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 24 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 14%
Student > Bachelor 20 14%
Researcher 17 12%
Student > Postgraduate 16 12%
Other 23 17%
Unknown 19 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 47 34%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 9%
Psychology 11 8%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 8 6%
Other 24 17%
Unknown 25 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 133. 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 03 February 2020.
All research outputs
#126,042
of 14,376,314 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#254
of 10,945 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#122,224
of 13,581,553 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#241
of 9,746 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,376,314 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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