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Zinc for the treatment of the common cold: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Overview of attention for article published in CMAJ, May 2012
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
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23 news outlets
blogs
5 blogs
twitter
87 tweeters
facebook
12 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
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4 video uploaders

Citations

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Title
Zinc for the treatment of the common cold: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Published in
CMAJ, May 2012
DOI 10.1503/cmaj.111990
Pubmed ID
Authors

M. Science, J. Johnstone, D. E. Roth, G. Guyatt, M. Loeb

Abstract

Results of randomized controlled trials evaluating zinc for the treatment of the common cold are conflicting. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of zinc for such use.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 1%
Australia 2 1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Thailand 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 157 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 32 19%
Other 18 11%
Researcher 18 11%
Student > Postgraduate 16 10%
Student > Master 16 10%
Other 45 27%
Unknown 20 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 66 40%
Nursing and Health Professions 19 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 5%
Chemistry 5 3%
Other 25 15%
Unknown 24 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 295. 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 30 July 2020.
All research outputs
#52,948
of 15,606,628 outputs
Outputs from CMAJ
#112
of 6,940 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#264
of 126,997 outputs
Outputs of similar age from CMAJ
#3
of 106 outputs
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