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Acromegaly: a challenging condition to diagnose

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of General Medicine, August 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#40 of 453)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (60th percentile)

Mentioned by

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2 news outlets
twitter
1 tweeter
facebook
1 Facebook page
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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Readers on

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32 Mendeley
Title
Acromegaly: a challenging condition to diagnose
Published in
International Journal of General Medicine, August 2018
DOI 10.2147/ijgm.s169611
Pubmed ID
Authors

Salma AlDallal

Abstract

Acromegaly is an uncommon, chronic disease, characterized by hypersecretion of a pituitary growth hormone by somatotroph adenomas, along with increased levels of insulin-like growth factor-1. Although acromegaly presents a wide array of clinical manifestations, the salient symptoms include acral and soft tissue enlargement, joint pain, heart and respiratory failure, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension, leading to increased morbidity and mortality. Hence, early diagnosis of the disease is critical to enhance life expectancy and quality of life. New approaches are being developed for diagnosis and surveillance (both screening and follow-up), including sensitive biochemical assays and the use of MRI to visualize extremely small tumors, and are helpful in the early diagnosis of acromegaly, subsequent treatment, and disease control. This mini-review summarizes the most common and effective tools used in the diagnosis of acromegaly.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 32 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 31%
Student > Master 4 13%
Student > Postgraduate 3 9%
Other 3 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 9%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 6 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 41%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 16%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 3%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 6 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 21. 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 17 September 2019.
All research outputs
#875,426
of 14,504,773 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of General Medicine
#40
of 453 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#28,729
of 274,748 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of General Medicine
#2
of 5 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,504,773 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 93rd percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 453 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 9.4. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 91% of its peers.
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