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Magnesium for skeletal muscle cramps

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (97th percentile)

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7 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
twitter
86 tweeters
facebook
5 Facebook pages
video
2 video uploaders

Citations

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47 Dimensions

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212 Mendeley
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Title
Magnesium for skeletal muscle cramps
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd009402.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Scott R Garrison, G Michael Allan, Ravneet K Sekhon, Vijaya M Musini, Karim M Khan

Abstract

Skeletal muscle cramps are common and often presented to physicians in association with pregnancy, advanced age, exercise or disorders of the motor neuron (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Magnesium supplements are marketed for the prophylaxis of cramps but the efficacy of magnesium for this indication has never been evaluated by systematic review.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Switzerland 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Unknown 208 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 49 23%
Student > Bachelor 42 20%
Researcher 25 12%
Other 20 9%
Unspecified 16 8%
Other 60 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 88 42%
Unspecified 24 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 19 9%
Sports and Recreations 18 8%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 17 8%
Other 46 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 135. 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 10 October 2019.
All research outputs
#112,232
of 13,623,773 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#238
of 10,684 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#813
of 130,226 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2
of 91 outputs
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