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Megestrol acetate for the treatment of anorexia-cachexia syndrome

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2005
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (74th percentile)
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Title
Megestrol acetate for the treatment of anorexia-cachexia syndrome
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2005
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd004310.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Berenstein EG, Ortiz Z

Abstract

Megestrol acetate (MA) is currently used to improve appetite and to increase weight in cancer-associated anorexia. In 1993 MA was approved by the USA's Federal Drug Administration for the treatment of anorexia, cachexia, or unexplained weight loss in patients with AIDS. The mechanism by which MA increases appetite is unknown, and its effectiveness for anorexia and cachexia in neoplastic and AIDS patients is under investigation.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Hong Kong 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Unknown 41 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 19%
Student > Postgraduate 6 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 14%
Researcher 5 12%
Student > Bachelor 3 7%
Other 7 16%
Unknown 8 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 40%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 7%
Arts and Humanities 1 2%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 2%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 13 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 17 May 2014.
All research outputs
#1,769,078
of 7,493,619 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#5,382
of 8,555 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#43,562
of 173,930 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#145
of 209 outputs
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