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Clinical pilot study: efficacy of triple antibiotic therapy in Blastocystis positive irritable bowel syndrome patients

Overview of attention for article published in Gut Pathogens, August 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (85th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (83rd percentile)

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Title
Clinical pilot study: efficacy of triple antibiotic therapy in Blastocystis positive irritable bowel syndrome patients
Published in
Gut Pathogens, August 2014
DOI 10.1186/s13099-014-0034-0
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Authors

Robyn Nagel, Helle Bielefeldt-Ohmann, Rebecca Traub

Abstract

Blastocystis species are common human enteric parasites. Carriage has been linked to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Treatment of Blastocystis spp. with antimicrobials is problematic and insensitive diagnostic methods and re-infection complicate assessment of eradication. We investigated whether triple antibiotic therapy comprising diloxanide furoate, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole and secnidazole (TAB) given to diarrhoea-predominant IBS (D-IBS) patients positive for Blastocystis would achieve eradication.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Unknown 44 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 16%
Student > Bachelor 5 11%
Other 3 7%
Student > Postgraduate 3 7%
Other 11 24%
Unknown 5 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 33%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 27%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 4 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 4%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 6 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. 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 29 November 2014.
All research outputs
#2,443,717
of 17,829,175 outputs
Outputs from Gut Pathogens
#66
of 428 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#35,863
of 240,329 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Gut Pathogens
#2
of 6 outputs
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