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The contribution of microscopy to targeting antimalarial treatment in a low transmission area of Tanzania

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, January 2006
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Title
The contribution of microscopy to targeting antimalarial treatment in a low transmission area of Tanzania
Published in
Malaria Journal, January 2006
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-5-4
Pubmed ID
Authors

Hugh Reyburn, John Ruanda, Ombeni Mwerinde, Chris Drakeley

Abstract

There is a need for improved targeting of antimalarial treatment if artemisinin combination therapy is to be successfully introduced in Africa. This study aimed to explore why malaria slides are requested and how their results guide treatment decisions in an area of low transmission of P. falciparum.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 133 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 3%
United Kingdom 3 2%
Kenya 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 <1%
Bangladesh 1 <1%
Unknown 122 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 42 32%
Researcher 22 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 16%
Student > Bachelor 10 8%
Student > Postgraduate 8 6%
Other 23 17%
Unknown 7 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 57 43%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 20 15%
Social Sciences 17 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 5%
Psychology 6 5%
Other 20 15%
Unknown 7 5%

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 01 February 2008.
All research outputs
#4,523,025
of 14,719,300 outputs
Outputs from Malaria Journal
#1,753
of 4,282 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#69,228
of 231,995 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Malaria Journal
#100
of 237 outputs
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