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Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, an omega-3 fatty acid from fish oils) for the treatment of cancer cachexia

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2007
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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 (95th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (79th percentile)

Mentioned by

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3 news outlets
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2 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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Title
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, an omega-3 fatty acid from fish oils) for the treatment of cancer cachexia
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2007
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd004597.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ann Dewey, Chris Baughan, Taraneh P Dean, Bernie Higgins, Ian Johnson

Abstract

Cancer cachexia is a distressing weight loss syndrome commonly seen in advanced cancer patients. It is associated with reduced quality of life and shorter survival time. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is a long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid found naturally in some fish which has been used to decrease weight loss, promote weight gain and increase survival times in patients affected with cancer cachexia.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 3 2%
France 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Hong Kong 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 129 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 26 19%
Student > Master 20 14%
Student > Bachelor 20 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 13%
Unspecified 14 10%
Other 41 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 61 44%
Unspecified 23 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 5%
Other 19 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 30. 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 April 2016.
All research outputs
#480,771
of 12,527,093 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1,463
of 8,923 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#12,518
of 287,851 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#45
of 221 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,527,093 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 96th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 8,923 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 21.2. This one has done well, scoring higher than 84% of its peers.
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