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Is the effect of non-invasive ventilation on survival in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis age-dependent?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Palliative Care, May 2013
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (63rd percentile)

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Title
Is the effect of non-invasive ventilation on survival in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis age-dependent?
Published in
BMC Palliative Care, May 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-684x-12-23
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Authors

Waltteri Siirala, Riku Aantaa, Klaus T Olkkola, Tarja Saaresranta, Arno Vuori

Abstract

Hypoventilation due to respiratory muscle atrophy is the most common cause of death as a result of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Patients aged over 65 years and presenting bulbar symptoms are likely to have a poorer prognosis. The aim of the study was to assess the possible impact of age and treatment with non-invasive ventilation (NIV) on survival in ALS. Based on evidence from earlier studies, it was hypothesized that NIV increases rates of survival regardless of age.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 4%
Unknown 26 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 22%
Other 5 19%
Student > Postgraduate 4 15%
Student > Master 3 11%
Professor 2 7%
Other 7 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 63%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 7%
Arts and Humanities 2 7%
Social Sciences 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 2 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 06 October 2015.
All research outputs
#3,577,666
of 12,373,620 outputs
Outputs from BMC Palliative Care
#334
of 523 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#42,711
of 148,250 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Palliative Care
#2
of 4 outputs
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