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Astragalus (a traditional Chinese medicine) for treating chronic kidney disease

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (80th percentile)
  • Average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source

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Title
Astragalus (a traditional Chinese medicine) for treating chronic kidney disease
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2014
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd008369.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Hong Wei Zhang, Zhi Xiu Lin, Chuanshan Xu, Connie Leung, Lai Sum Chan

Abstract

Astragalus (Radix Astragali, huang qi) is the dried root of Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch.) Bge. var. mongholicus (Bge.) Hsiao or Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch.) Bge. (Family Leguminosae). It is one of the most widely used herbs in traditional Chinese medicine for treating kidney diseases. Evidence is needed to help clinicians and patients make judgments about its use for managing chronic kidney disease (CKD).

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 89 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 20 22%
Student > Master 16 18%
Unspecified 12 13%
Researcher 10 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 9%
Other 23 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 38 43%
Unspecified 19 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 4%
Other 10 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 14 January 2019.
All research outputs
#2,392,364
of 13,218,736 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#5,273
of 10,526 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#44,992
of 233,666 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#148
of 252 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,218,736 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 78th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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