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Whole brain radiotherapy for the treatment of newly diagnosed multiple brain metastases

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2012
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Title
Whole brain radiotherapy for the treatment of newly diagnosed multiple brain metastases
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003869.pub3
Pubmed ID
Authors

May N Tsao, Nancy Lloyd, Rebecca KS Wong, Edward Chow, Eileen Rakovitch, Normand Laperriere, Wei Xu, Arjun Sahgal

Abstract

Brain metastases represent a significant healthcare problem. It is estimated that 20% to 40% of patients with cancer will develop metastatic cancer to the brain during the course of their illness. The burden of brain metastases impacts on quality and length of survival. Presenting symptoms include headache (49%), focal weakness (30%), mental disturbances (32%), gait ataxia (21%), seizures (18%), speech difficulty (12%), visual disturbance (6%), sensory disturbance (6%) and limb ataxia (6%).Brain metastases may spread from any primary site. The most common primary site is the lung, followed by the breast then gastrointestinal sites. Eighty-five per cent of brain metastases are found in the cerebral hemispheres, 10% to 15% in the cerebellum and 1% to 3% in the brainstem. Brain radiotherapy is used to treat cancer participants who have brain metastases from various primary malignancies.This is an update to the original review published in Issue 3, 2006.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 2%
Germany 2 <1%
Japan 2 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Greece 1 <1%
Unknown 212 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 40 18%
Researcher 36 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 30 13%
Other 27 12%
Student > Postgraduate 25 11%
Other 68 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 142 63%
Unspecified 25 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 6%
Neuroscience 9 4%
Other 21 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. 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 21 November 2017.
All research outputs
#1,893,255
of 12,527,093 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#4,159
of 8,923 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#17,132
of 118,086 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#35
of 94 outputs
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