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Supportive care for patients with gastrointestinal cancer

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2004
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Title
Supportive care for patients with gastrointestinal cancer
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2004
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003445.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Nisar Ahmed, Sam Ahmedzai, Vandana Vora, Sophie Harrison, Silvia Paz

Abstract

Supportive care has traditionally been given to optimise the comfort of patients and their ability to function, as well as to minimise the side-effects of anti-cancer treatments. The scope of modern comprehensive supportive care however is broadening and covers not only specific palliative treatment but non-tumour specific treatment such as social, psychological and spiritual support. In oncology, best supportive care (BSC) has been used as a comparator arm of randomised controlled trials in chemotherapy. However the BSC arm is usually not well defined and its evaluation is therefore difficult because of the heterogeneity of the definitions. A systematic review was undertaken of the evidence from all RCTs of gastrointestinal cancers (includes gastrointestinal/gastric, colorectal/colon cancer but excludes pancreatic cancer trials) which include a BSC/SC arm.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Australia 1 1%
Unknown 97 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 23 23%
Researcher 16 16%
Student > Bachelor 11 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 9%
Other 20 20%
Unknown 11 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 41 41%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 11%
Psychology 10 10%
Social Sciences 8 8%
Unspecified 3 3%
Other 12 12%
Unknown 14 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. 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 27 February 2015.
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#9,293,764
of 12,100,779 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#6,674
of 7,978 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#124,701
of 198,682 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#139
of 157 outputs
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