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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 Canadian Medical Association Journal, May 2012
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25 news outlets
blogs
6 blogs
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87 tweeters
facebook
12 Facebook pages
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
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5 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
Canadian Medical Association Journal, May 2012
DOI 10.1503/cmaj.111990
Pubmed ID
Authors

Michelle Science, Jennie Johnstone, Daniel E. Roth, Gordon Guyatt, Mark 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 189 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 38 19%
Researcher 20 10%
Other 20 10%
Student > Master 18 9%
Student > Postgraduate 17 9%
Other 52 26%
Unknown 32 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 73 37%
Nursing and Health Professions 22 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 21 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 6 3%
Other 29 15%
Unknown 38 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 315. 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 06 April 2021.
All research outputs
#60,299
of 18,001,328 outputs
Outputs from Canadian Medical Association Journal
#131
of 7,585 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#259
of 134,579 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Canadian Medical Association Journal
#3
of 105 outputs
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