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Can oral corticosteroids reduce the severity or duration of an acute cough, and the associated National Health Service and societal costs, in adults presenting to primary care? Study protocol for a…

Overview of attention for article published in Trials, March 2015
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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 (76th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (70th percentile)

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Title
Can oral corticosteroids reduce the severity or duration of an acute cough, and the associated National Health Service and societal costs, in adults presenting to primary care? Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Published in
Trials, March 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13063-015-0569-5
Pubmed ID
Authors

Harriet E Downing, Fran Carroll, Sara T Brookes, Sandra Hollinghurst, David Timmins, Elizabeth Orton, Kay Wang, Denise Kendrick, Paul Little, Mike V Moore, Anthony Harnden, Matthew Thompson, Margaret T May, Alastair D Hay

Abstract

Acute lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) is one of the most common conditions managed internationally and is costly to health services and patients. Despite good evidence that antibiotics are not effective for improving the symptoms of uncomplicated LRTI, they are widely prescribed, contributing to antimicrobial resistance. Many of the symptoms observed in LRTI are mediated by inflammatory processes also observed in exacerbations of asthma, for which there is strong evidence of corticosteroid effectiveness. The primary aim of the OSAC (Oral Steroids for Acute Cough) Trial is to determine whether oral prednisolone (40 mg daily for 5 days) can reduce the duration of moderately bad (or worse) cough and the severity of all its associated symptoms on days 2 to 4 post-randomisation (day 1 is trial entry) by at least 20% in adults ≥18 years with acute LRTI presenting to primary care.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 61 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 18%
Student > Bachelor 11 18%
Researcher 8 13%
Student > Master 7 11%
Other 5 8%
Other 12 19%
Unknown 8 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 39%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 8%
Social Sciences 4 6%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 3%
Other 9 15%
Unknown 15 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 28 April 2015.
All research outputs
#2,497,721
of 11,467,873 outputs
Outputs from Trials
#873
of 2,722 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#52,341
of 218,987 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Trials
#29
of 97 outputs
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