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Hepatoprotective effects of Spirulina maxima in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a case series

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Medical Case Reports, April 2010
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Title
Hepatoprotective effects of Spirulina maxima in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a case series
Published in
Journal of Medical Case Reports, April 2010
DOI 10.1186/1752-1947-4-103
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Authors

Aldo Ferreira-Hermosillo, Patricia V Torres-Duran, Marco A Juarez-Oropeza

Abstract

Non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases range from simple steatosis to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. The "two hits" hypothesis is widely accepted for its pathogenesis: the first hit is an increased fat flux to the liver, which predisposes our patient to a second hit where increasing free fatty acid oxidation into the mitochondria leads to oxidative stress, lipoperoxidation and a chain reaction with increased ROS. Clinical indications include abdominal cramps, meteorism and fatigue. Most patients, however, are asymptomatic, and diagnosis is based on aminotransferase elevation and ultrasonography (or "brilliant liver"). Spirulina maxima has been experimentally proven to possess in vivo and in vitro hepatoprotective properties by maintaining the liver lipid profile. This case report evaluates the hepatoprotective effects of orally supplied Spirulina maxima.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mexico 1 2%
India 1 2%
China 1 2%
Unknown 52 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 12 22%
Student > Master 11 20%
Researcher 8 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 11%
Other 10 18%
Unknown 2 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 14 25%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 9%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 4%
Chemistry 2 4%
Other 10 18%
Unknown 6 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 October 2018.
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#3,421,610
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Outputs from Journal of Medical Case Reports
#260
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#27,975
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#1
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