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“Media, politics and science policy: MS and evidence from the CCSVI Trenches”

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Ethics, February 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#12 of 925)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
5 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
60 tweeters
facebook
20 Facebook pages
wikipedia
9 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user

Citations

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37 Dimensions

Readers on

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113 Mendeley
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Title
“Media, politics and science policy: MS and evidence from the CCSVI Trenches”
Published in
BMC Medical Ethics, February 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6939-14-6
Pubmed ID
Authors

Daryl Pullman, Amy Zarzeczny, André Picard

Abstract

In 2009, Dr. Paolo Zamboni proposed chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) as a possible cause of multiple sclerosis (MS). Although his theory and the associated treatment ("liberation therapy") received little more than passing interest in the international scientific and medical communities, his ideas became the source of tremendous public and political tension in Canada. The story moved rapidly from mainstream media to social networking sites. CCSVI and liberation therapy swiftly garnered support among patients and triggered remarkable and relentless advocacy efforts. Policy makers have responded in a variety of ways to the public's call for action.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 112 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 23 20%
Student > Bachelor 17 15%
Researcher 15 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 6%
Other 21 19%
Unknown 15 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 30 27%
Social Sciences 11 10%
Psychology 10 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 5 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 4%
Other 34 30%
Unknown 18 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 98. 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 19 March 2021.
All research outputs
#321,684
of 21,344,814 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Ethics
#12
of 925 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,917
of 282,374 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Ethics
#1
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