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Critical evaluation of the role of acarbose in the treatment of diabetes: patient considerations

Overview of attention for article published in Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, October 2012
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (51st percentile)

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Title
Critical evaluation of the role of acarbose in the treatment of diabetes: patient considerations
Published in
Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, October 2012
DOI 10.2147/dmso.s28340
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Authors

Christoph Rosak, Mertes

Abstract

The alpha-glucosidase inhibitor acarbose has been used for more than 20 years in the management of hyperglycemia. Owing to its unique mode of action in the gastrointestinal tract, its properties are very different from other antidiabetic medications. Patients on long-term treatment to control a chronic disease are not only interested in good treatment efficacy, but are also even more interested in the safety and side effects of their medications. Significant aspects of acarbose predominantly regarding safety and tolerability in the management of type 2 diabetes and prediabetes are reviewed. It is concluded that acarbose is a convenient long-term treatment option, with benefits for both type 2 diabetics and patients in a prediabetic state.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 <1%
Puerto Rico 1 <1%
Unknown 229 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 58 25%
Student > Master 29 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 11%
Student > Postgraduate 10 4%
Researcher 10 4%
Other 33 14%
Unknown 66 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 43 19%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 35 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 25 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 23 10%
Chemistry 15 6%
Other 16 7%
Unknown 74 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 April 2017.
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#4,890,529
of 9,656,318 outputs
Outputs from Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
#128
of 235 outputs
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#51,617
of 112,000 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
#1
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