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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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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Mentioned by

news
18 news outlets
blogs
5 blogs
twitter
80 tweeters
facebook
12 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
video
3 video uploaders

Citations

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48 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
136 Mendeley
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.

Twitter Demographics

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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 128 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 27 20%
Student > Postgraduate 15 11%
Other 15 11%
Researcher 15 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 10%
Other 34 25%
Unknown 16 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 57 42%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 4%
Chemistry 5 4%
Other 20 15%
Unknown 19 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 248. 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 March 2020.
All research outputs
#58,160
of 14,570,931 outputs
Outputs from CMAJ
#137
of 6,643 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#293
of 123,673 outputs
Outputs of similar age from CMAJ
#3
of 106 outputs
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