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New developments in the assessment of COPD: early diagnosis is key

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, February 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 (81st percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (80th percentile)

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9 tweeters

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127 Mendeley
Title
New developments in the assessment of COPD: early diagnosis is key
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, February 2014
DOI 10.2147/copd.s46198
Pubmed ID
Authors

Eric Gartman, Nicholas Csikesz

Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the most common chronic lung disease in the world, and its associated health burdens and costs are mounting. Until recently, it was generally accepted that targeting the diagnosis of COPD early in its course was a relatively fruitless effort, since treatments other than already ubiquitous smoking-cessation efforts were unlikely to alter its course. However, there is strong evidence to suggest that the majority of patients with objective COPD are not aware of their condition, and this leads to a significant delay in diagnosis, more aggressive smoking-cessation intervention, and potential treatment. Novel methods of diagnostic testing, community health programs, and primary-care provider recommendations hold promise to expand the recognition of COPD in its incipient stages - where recent evidence suggests a rapid decline in lung function occurs and may be prevented if acted upon. This review explores the evidence to support the efforts to justify programs aimed at early diagnosis, alternative diagnostic strategies that may augment traditional spirometry, therapeutic modalities that could potentially be used in the future to alter early lung-function decline, and emphasizes the necessary cooperative role that physicians, patients, communities, and governments need to play to realize the significant health impact that stands to be gained.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Unknown 125 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 17%
Researcher 17 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 13%
Student > Bachelor 16 13%
Other 14 11%
Other 24 19%
Unknown 19 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 49 39%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 8%
Engineering 10 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 3%
Other 24 19%
Unknown 20 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. 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 21 May 2014.
All research outputs
#2,496,285
of 13,949,329 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#334
of 1,712 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#35,759
of 189,629 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#5
of 25 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 1,712 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.2. This one has done well, scoring higher than 80% of its peers.
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