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Biologic therapy for autoimmune diseases: an update

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, April 2013
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3 patents
1 Facebook page
1 Wikipedia page


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Biologic therapy for autoimmune diseases: an update
Published in
BMC Medicine, April 2013
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-11-88
Pubmed ID

Ziv Rosman, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Gisele Zandman-Goddard


Biologic therapies for rheumatologic diseases, which are targeted at molecules involved in the mechanisms of the immune system, provide an alternative to the existing treatment methods of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs and other immunosuppressive medications. However, the current drawbacks of biologic therapies, including the inconvenience of intravenous administration, the high costs of these drugs, and the adverse events associated with them, prevent their wide use as first-line medications. This review provides an update of the recent literature on the new biologic therapies available. The review concentrates on nine drugs: tocilizumab, rituximab, ofatumumab, belimumab, epratuzumab, abatacept, golimumab, certolizumab, and sifalimumab, which are used as therapies for rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, or vasculitis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 2 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Unknown 297 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 47 15%
Student > Master 47 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 43 14%
Student > Bachelor 41 13%
Student > Postgraduate 30 10%
Other 60 20%
Unknown 37 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 107 35%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 42 14%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 26 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 25 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 22 7%
Other 36 12%
Unknown 47 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 48. 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 03 April 2019.
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