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Bereavement reduces neutrophil oxidative burst only in older adults: role of the HPA axis and immunesenescence

Overview of attention for article published in Immunity & Ageing, August 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#5 of 189)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

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Title
Bereavement reduces neutrophil oxidative burst only in older adults: role of the HPA axis and immunesenescence
Published in
Immunity & Ageing, August 2014
DOI 10.1186/1742-4933-11-13
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Authors

Ana Vitlic, Riyad Khanfer, Janet M Lord, Douglas Carroll, Anna C Phillips

Abstract

The effect of the chronic stress of bereavement on immunity is poorly understood. Previous studies have demonstrated negative effects on immunity in older adults, and those who report higher depressive symptoms. The aim of the present study was to compare the effect of bereavement on neutrophil function in healthy young and old adults, also assessing serum levels of the stress hormones, cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate (DHEAS). 41 young (mean age 32 years) and 52 older adults (mean age 72 years), bereaved and non-bereaved, took part in the study. They completed questionnaires on socio-demographic and health behaviour characteristics, as well as psychosocial variables, and provided a blood sample for analysis of neutrophil function (phagocytosis and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production) and stress hormone analysis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 3%
Unknown 36 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 22%
Researcher 6 16%
Student > Bachelor 6 16%
Other 4 11%
Professor 2 5%
Other 10 27%
Unknown 1 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 12 32%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 11%
Unspecified 3 8%
Social Sciences 3 8%
Other 7 19%
Unknown 1 3%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 72. 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 24 October 2018.
All research outputs
#213,830
of 12,834,493 outputs
Outputs from Immunity & Ageing
#5
of 189 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,993
of 201,811 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Immunity & Ageing
#1
of 2 outputs
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