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Drugs of abuse and the adolescent athlete

Overview of attention for article published in Italian Journal of Pediatrics, February 2010
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#20 of 295)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (82nd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (83rd percentile)

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Title
Drugs of abuse and the adolescent athlete
Published in
Italian Journal of Pediatrics, February 2010
DOI 10.1186/1824-7288-36-19
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Authors

Alan D Rogol

Abstract

Doping with endocrine drugs is quite prevalent in amateur and professional athletes. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has a list of banned drugs for athletes who compete and a strategy to detect such drugs. Some are relatively easy, anabolic steroids and erythropoietin, and others more difficult, human growth hormone (rhGH) and insulin like growth factor I (IGF-I). The use of such compounds is likely less in adolescent athletes, but the detection that much more difficult given that the baseline secretion of the endogenous hormone is shifting during pubertal development with the greatest rise in testosterone in boys occurring about the time of peak height velocity and maximal secretion of hGH and IGF-I. This review notes the rationale, physiology, performance enhancement, adverse events and the detection of doping with insulin, rhGH, rhIGF-I, erythropoietin, and anabolic-androgenic steroids.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 1%
Russia 1 1%
Portugal 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 63 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 16 24%
Student > Master 14 21%
Researcher 6 9%
Professor 4 6%
Other 4 6%
Other 15 22%
Unknown 8 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 28%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 12%
Sports and Recreations 7 10%
Chemistry 6 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 6%
Other 11 16%
Unknown 12 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. 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 26 April 2015.
All research outputs
#778,026
of 5,039,753 outputs
Outputs from Italian Journal of Pediatrics
#20
of 295 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#15,924
of 92,915 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Italian Journal of Pediatrics
#3
of 18 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 295 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 2.3. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 92% of its peers.
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