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Acupuncture for chronic, stable angina pectoris and an investigation of the characteristics of acupoint specificity: study protocol for a multicenter randomized controlled trial

Overview of attention for article published in Trials, February 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (77th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (66th percentile)

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Title
Acupuncture for chronic, stable angina pectoris and an investigation of the characteristics of acupoint specificity: study protocol for a multicenter randomized controlled trial
Published in
Trials, February 2014
DOI 10.1186/1745-6215-15-50
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Authors

Dehua Li, Mingxiao Yang, Ling Zhao, Hui Zheng, Ying Li, Xiaorong Chang, Jin Cui, Ruihui Wang, Jing Shi, Junling Lv, Junyan Leng, Juan Li, Fanrong Liang

Abstract

Chronic stable angina pectoris (CSAP) is a common cardiovascular condition that endangers a patient's life quality and longevity. As demonstrated in several clinical trials, acupuncture is attested to be effective for CSAP. Current trials are not adequate enough to provide high-quality evidence for clinical decision making, as a result of inadequate methodology design and small sample size. Notably, stark controversy toward acupoint specificity also exists in the clinical acupuncture trials for CSAP. Therefore, we designed the present study as a randomized controlled trial primarily to investigate the effectiveness of acupuncture in addition to routine care among patients with CSAP. Meanwhile, we examined whether acupoint on the disease-affected meridian (DAM) is superior to either acupoint on the non-affected meridian (NAM) or non-acupoint (NA), to further investigate the meridian-based characteristics of acupoint specificity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Denmark 1 1%
Unknown 72 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 18%
Other 7 9%
Student > Bachelor 7 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 7%
Researcher 5 7%
Other 15 20%
Unknown 22 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 8%
Sports and Recreations 3 4%
Psychology 3 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 3%
Other 10 14%
Unknown 25 34%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 March 2014.
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#3,178,291
of 12,834,559 outputs
Outputs from Trials
#1,279
of 3,177 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#54,227
of 241,685 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Trials
#23
of 68 outputs
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