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The potential therapeutic effect of melatonin in gastro-esophageal reflux disease

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Gastroenterology, January 2010
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#22 of 886)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)

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8 tweeters
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11 Facebook pages
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1 Wikipedia page
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1 Google+ user
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Title
The potential therapeutic effect of melatonin in gastro-esophageal reflux disease
Published in
BMC Gastroenterology, January 2010
DOI 10.1186/1471-230x-10-7
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Authors

Tharwat S Kandil, Amany A Mousa, Ahmed A El-Gendy, Amr M Abbas

Abstract

Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) defined as a condition that develops when the reflux of stomach contents causes troublesome symptoms and/or complications. Many drugs are used for the treatment of GERD such as omeprazole (a proton pump inhibitor) which is a widely used antiulcer drug demonstrated to protect against esophageal mucosal injury. Melatonin has been found to protect the gastrointestinal mucosa from oxidative damage caused by reactive oxygen species in different experimental ulcer models. The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of exogenous melatonin in the treatment of reflux disease in humans either alone or in combination with omeprazole therapy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Belgium 1 1%
Unknown 68 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 16 23%
Student > Bachelor 10 14%
Student > Master 9 13%
Researcher 8 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 8%
Other 22 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 41 58%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 14%
Unspecified 8 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 3%
Other 5 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 30. 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 10 September 2019.
All research outputs
#570,680
of 13,606,441 outputs
Outputs from BMC Gastroenterology
#22
of 886 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,157
of 121,276 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Gastroenterology
#1
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