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The increasing need for biomarkers in intensive care unit-acquired weakness - are microRNAs the solution?

Overview of attention for article published in Critical Care, April 2015
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Title
The increasing need for biomarkers in intensive care unit-acquired weakness - are microRNAs the solution?
Published in
Critical Care, April 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13054-015-0901-1
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Authors

Sebastian T Lugg, Phillip A Howells, David R Thickett

Abstract

There is an increasing focus on intensive care unit-acquired weakness, its underlying mechanisms and therapeutic options. In this article we offer a commentary on the paper by Bloch and colleagues entitled 'MiR-181a: a potential biomarker of acute muscle wasting following cardiac surgery'. There is a need for biomarkers for intensive care unit-acquired weakness, not only in clinical practice but also in order to streamline future therapeutic trials. MicroRNAs are attractive biomarkers, and may have an important role in this disease. We highlight the significance of the authors' finding of miR-181a, a novel plasma biomarker for the development of acute muscle wasting in post-operative cardiac surgery patients and discuss future research that is needed in this field following on from the study findings.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 17 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 35%
Other 2 12%
Student > Master 2 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 12%
Student > Bachelor 1 6%
Other 4 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 76%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 6%
Engineering 1 6%
Unknown 1 6%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 25 April 2015.
All research outputs
#6,634,146
of 12,786,839 outputs
Outputs from Critical Care
#2,751
of 4,101 outputs
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#82,356
of 225,663 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Critical Care
#30
of 57 outputs
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