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Complementary therapies for acne vulgaris.

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2015
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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 (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (85th percentile)

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news
1 news outlet
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
19 tweeters
facebook
11 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user

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28 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
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Title
Complementary therapies for acne vulgaris.
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2015
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd009436.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Cao H, Yang G, Wang Y, Liu JP, Smith CA, Luo H, Liu Y, Cao, Huijuan, Yang, Guoyan, Wang, Yuyi, Liu, Jian Ping, Smith, Caroline A, Luo, Hui, Liu, Yueming, Huijuan Cao, Guoyan Yang, Yuyi Wang, Jian Ping Liu, Caroline A Smith, Hui Luo, Yueming Liu

Abstract

Acne is a chronic skin disease characterised by inflamed spots and blackheads on the face, neck, back, and chest. Cysts and scarring can also occur, especially in more severe disease. People with acne often turn to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), such as herbal medicine, acupuncture, and dietary modifications, because of their concerns about the adverse effects of conventional medicines. However, evidence for CAM therapies has not been systematically assessed.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 4%
Unknown 27 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 29%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 18%
Student > Postgraduate 4 14%
Unspecified 4 14%
Student > Bachelor 3 11%
Other 4 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 57%
Unspecified 5 18%
Psychology 2 7%
Arts and Humanities 1 4%
Chemical Engineering 1 4%
Other 3 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 39. 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 11 January 2018.
All research outputs
#271,339
of 8,932,692 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#974
of 8,814 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#9,272
of 244,058 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#35
of 246 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 8,932,692 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.
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