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Bacterial microbiome of lungs in COPD

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 (82nd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (80th percentile)

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1 policy source
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7 tweeters
reddit
1 Redditor

Citations

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161 Mendeley
Title
Bacterial microbiome of lungs in COPD
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, February 2014
DOI 10.2147/copd.s38932
Pubmed ID
Authors

Don Sin, Marc Sze, James Hogg

Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is currently the third leading cause of death in the world. Although smoking is the main risk factor for this disease, only a minority of smokers develop COPD. Why this happens is largely unknown. Recent discoveries by the human microbiome project have shed new light on the importance and richness of the bacterial microbiota at different body sites in human beings. The microbiota plays a particularly important role in the development and functional integrity of the immune system. Shifts or perturbations in the microbiota can lead to disease. COPD is in part mediated by dysregulated immune responses to cigarette smoke and other environmental insults. Although traditionally the lung has been viewed as a sterile organ, by using highly sensitive genomic techniques, recent reports have identified diverse bacterial communities in the human lung that may change in COPD. This review summarizes the current knowledge concerning the lung microbiota in COPD and its potential implications for pathogenesis of the disease.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 3 2%
Germany 1 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 154 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 37 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 37 23%
Student > Master 22 14%
Student > Bachelor 18 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 7%
Other 28 17%
Unknown 8 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 49 30%
Medicine and Dentistry 44 27%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 25 16%
Immunology and Microbiology 13 8%
Chemistry 4 2%
Other 11 7%
Unknown 15 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. 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 01 January 2020.
All research outputs
#2,376,537
of 14,317,838 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#324
of 1,758 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#33,079
of 189,033 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#5
of 25 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,317,838 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 83rd percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,758 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.3. This one has done well, scoring higher than 81% of its peers.
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