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Herbal therapy: a new pathway for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease

Overview of attention for article published in Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, January 2010
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Title
Herbal therapy: a new pathway for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease
Published in
Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, January 2010
DOI 10.1186/alzrt54
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jinzhou Tian, Jing Shi, Xuekai Zhang, Yongyan Wang

Abstract

It has been a clinical challenge to treat Alzheimer's disease (AD). In the present commentary we discuss whether herbal therapy could be a novel treatment method for AD on the basis of results from clinical trials, and discuss the implications for potential therapy for AD pathophysiology. There is evidence to suggest that single herbs or herbal formulations may offer certain complementary cognitive benefits to the approved drugs. The current evidence supporting their use alone, however, is inconclusive or inadequate owing to many methodological limitations. Herbal mixtures may have advantages with multiple target regulation compared with the single-target antagonist in the view of traditional Chinese medicine. Several clinical trials using herbal mixtures are being conducted in China and will hopefully show promising results for treating AD in the near future.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 42 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 18%
Student > Bachelor 6 14%
Student > Master 5 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 9%
Lecturer 3 7%
Other 8 18%
Unknown 10 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 14%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 7%
Chemistry 2 5%
Other 11 25%
Unknown 10 23%

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 14 May 2016.
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#9,642,183
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#471
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#178,229
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#24
of 26 outputs
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