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Blastocystis: past pitfalls and future perspectives

Overview of attention for article published in Trends in Parasitology, August 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (86th percentile)

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Title
Blastocystis: past pitfalls and future perspectives
Published in
Trends in Parasitology, August 2012
DOI 10.1016/j.pt.2012.05.001
Pubmed ID
Authors

Pauline D. Scanlan

Abstract

Blastocystis is a genetically heterogeneous protist found in the intestinal tract (IT) of many vertebrates, and although it is implicated in a variety of human intestinal disorders, data regarding the clinical relevance of Blastocystis is at best speculative. Several research issues, including a lack of standardization across studies, the potential for intrasubtype variation in pathogenicity, and difficulties associated with diagnostics for many idiopathic disorders of the human IT have led to conflicting reports in support of a role for Blastocystis pathogenicity. Here, several research areas and methodologies are reviewed that if integrated appropriately into a prospective study may prove useful and facilitate a better understanding of the role of Blastocystis in human health and disease.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Philippines 1 1%
Unknown 87 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 19 22%
Student > Bachelor 10 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 10%
Student > Master 9 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 8%
Other 24 27%
Unknown 10 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 28%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 21 24%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 8 9%
Engineering 2 2%
Other 8 9%
Unknown 15 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. 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 2021.
All research outputs
#1,569,830
of 18,731,132 outputs
Outputs from Trends in Parasitology
#221
of 1,503 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#10,566
of 136,744 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Trends in Parasitology
#3
of 22 outputs
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