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The effect of testosterone and a nutritional supplement on hospital admissions in under-nourished, older people

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Geriatrics, October 2011
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Title
The effect of testosterone and a nutritional supplement on hospital admissions in under-nourished, older people
Published in
BMC Geriatrics, October 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2318-11-66
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Authors

Cynthia Piantadosi, Renuka Visvanathan, Vasi Naganathan, Peter Hunter, Ian D Cameron, Kylie Lange, Jonathan Karnon, Ian M Chapman

Abstract

Weight loss and under-nutrition are relatively common in older people, and are associated with poor outcomes including increased rates of hospital admissions and death. In a pilot study of 49 undernourished older, community dwelling people we found that daily treatment for one year with a combination of testosterone tablets and a nutritional supplement produced a significant reduction in hospitalizations. We propose a larger, multicentre study to explore and hopefully confirm this exciting, potentially important finding (NHMRC project grant number 627178).

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 4%
Brazil 1 2%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 2%
Unknown 53 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 26%
Researcher 9 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 12%
Student > Bachelor 7 12%
Unspecified 5 9%
Other 14 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 37%
Unspecified 7 12%
Sports and Recreations 5 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 9%
Other 14 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 27 May 2018.
All research outputs
#3,698,149
of 12,991,172 outputs
Outputs from BMC Geriatrics
#751
of 1,343 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#30,975
of 107,124 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Geriatrics
#22
of 62 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 1,343 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 9.3. This one is in the 43rd percentile – i.e., 43% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
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