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The dark side of the moon: Impact of moon phases on long-term survival, mortality and morbidity of surgery for lung cancer

Overview of attention for article published in European Journal of Medical Research, January 2009
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#19 of 460)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)

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2 news outlets
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6 tweeters

Citations

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9 Dimensions

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Title
The dark side of the moon: Impact of moon phases on long-term survival, mortality and morbidity of surgery for lung cancer
Published in
European Journal of Medical Research, January 2009
DOI 10.1186/2047-783x-14-4-178
Pubmed ID
Authors

A Kuehnl, M Herzog, M Schmidt, H-M Hornung, K-W Jauch, RA Hatz, C Graeb

Abstract

Superstition is common and causes discomfiture or fear, especially in patients who have to undergo surgery for cancer. One superstition is, that moon phases influence surgical outcome. This study was performed to analyse lunar impact on the outcome following lung cancer surgery.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Lithuania 1 5%
Unknown 19 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 25%
Student > Postgraduate 3 15%
Student > Bachelor 3 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 5%
Other 2 10%
Unknown 4 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 50%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 5%
Psychology 1 5%
Arts and Humanities 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 5 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. 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 21 September 2020.
All research outputs
#1,136,365
of 19,868,278 outputs
Outputs from European Journal of Medical Research
#19
of 460 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#11,494
of 182,131 outputs
Outputs of similar age from European Journal of Medical Research
#1
of 1 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 19,868,278 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 94th percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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