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Whole plant cannabis extracts in the treatment of spasticity in multiple sclerosis: a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Neurology, December 2009
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#11 of 1,627)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

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2 news outlets
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29 tweeters
facebook
35 Facebook pages
wikipedia
3 Wikipedia pages
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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Readers on

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169 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
Title
Whole plant cannabis extracts in the treatment of spasticity in multiple sclerosis: a systematic review
Published in
BMC Neurology, December 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-2377-9-59
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Authors

Shaheen E Lakhan, Marie Rowland

Abstract

Cannabis therapy has been considered an effective treatment for spasticity, although clinical reports of symptom reduction in multiple sclerosis (MS) describe mixed outcomes. Recently introduced therapies of combined Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) extracts have potential for symptom relief with the possibility of reducing intoxication and other side effects. Although several past reviews have suggested that cannabinoid therapy provides a therapeutic benefit for symptoms of MS, none have presented a methodical investigation of newer cannabinoid treatments in MS-related spasticity. The purpose of the present review was to systematically evaluate the effectiveness of combined THC and CBD extracts on MS-related spasticity in order to increase understanding of the treatment's potential effectiveness, safety and limitations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 3 2%
United States 3 2%
United Kingdom 2 1%
Germany 2 1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Croatia 1 <1%
Unknown 156 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 34 20%
Student > Bachelor 31 18%
Student > Master 22 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 12%
Other 16 9%
Other 33 20%
Unknown 12 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 60 36%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 33 20%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 6%
Social Sciences 8 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 6 4%
Other 30 18%
Unknown 22 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 57. 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 08 January 2020.
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#326,422
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