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Homeopathic Oscillococcinum® for preventing and treating influenza and influenza-like illness

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 (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (97th percentile)

Mentioned by

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4 news outlets
blogs
11 blogs
twitter
124 tweeters
facebook
6 Facebook pages
wikipedia
4 Wikipedia pages
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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215 Mendeley
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Title
Homeopathic Oscillococcinum® for preventing and treating influenza and influenza-like illness
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2015
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd001957.pub6
Pubmed ID
Authors

Robert T Mathie, Joyce Frye, Peter Fisher

Abstract

Influenza is a highly infectious viral disease that is particularly common in the winter months. Oscillococcinum(®) is a patented homeopathic medicine that is made from a 1% solution of wild duck heart and liver extract, which is then serially diluted 200 times with water and alcohol.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 213 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 44 20%
Student > Bachelor 28 13%
Researcher 27 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 16 7%
Other 34 16%
Unknown 44 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 77 36%
Nursing and Health Professions 27 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 5%
Psychology 10 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 5%
Other 31 14%
Unknown 49 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 196. 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 13 January 2021.
All research outputs
#108,375
of 17,499,602 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#213
of 11,703 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,744
of 296,244 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#6
of 240 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 17,499,602 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 11,703 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 25.2. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 98% of its peers.
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