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A systematic review and meta-analysis: probiotics in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Gastroenterology, February 2009
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#6 of 1,136)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)

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7 news outlets
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1 blog
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8 tweeters
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1 Q&A thread

Citations

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Title
A systematic review and meta-analysis: probiotics in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome
Published in
BMC Gastroenterology, February 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-230x-9-15
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Authors

Nourieh Hoveyda, Carl Heneghan, Kamal R Mahtani, Rafael Perera, Nia Roberts, Paul Glasziou

Abstract

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic gastrointestinal disorder and the evidence for efficacy of most drug therapies in the treatment of IBS is weak. A popular alternative is probiotics, which have been used in several conditions. including IBS. Probiotics are live microbial food supplements.The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials study was to evaluate the efficacy of probiotics in alleviating symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. We searched Ovid versions of MEDLINE (1950-2007), EMBASE (1980-2007), CINAHL (1982-2007), AMED (1985-2007), the Cochrane library and hand searched retrieved papers.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 4 1%
Honduras 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Philippines 1 <1%
Unknown 282 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 75 26%
Student > Master 51 17%
Researcher 35 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 10%
Student > Postgraduate 19 6%
Other 62 21%
Unknown 23 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 115 39%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 57 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 24 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 14 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 11 4%
Other 40 14%
Unknown 32 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 74. 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 12 September 2019.
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#343,895
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Outputs from BMC Gastroenterology
#6
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#4,164
of 198,457 outputs
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#1
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