↓ Skip to main content

Dove Medical Press

Article Metrics

Stem cell technology for tendon regeneration: current status, challenges, and future research directions

Overview of attention for article published in Stem cells and cloning advances and applications, December 2015
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (90th percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
1 blog
twitter
5 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

Citations

dimensions_citation
26 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
88 Mendeley
Title
Stem cell technology for tendon regeneration: current status, challenges, and future research directions
Published in
Stem cells and cloning advances and applications, December 2015
DOI 10.2147/sccaa.s60832
Pubmed ID
Authors

Pauline Po Lui

Abstract

Tendon injuries are a common cause of physical disability. They present a clinical challenge to orthopedic surgeons because injured tendons respond poorly to current treatments without tissue regeneration and the time required for rehabilitation is long. New treatment options are required. Stem cell-based therapies offer great potential to promote tendon regeneration due to their high proliferative, synthetic, and immunomodulatory activities as well as their potential to differentiate to the target cell types and undergo genetic modification. In this review, I first recapped the challenges of tendon repair by reviewing the anatomy of tendon. Next, I discussed the advantages and limitations of using different types of stem cells compared to terminally differentiated cells for tendon tissue engineering. The safety and efficacy of application of stem cells and their modified counterparts for tendon tissue engineering were then summarized after a systematic literature search in PubMed. The challenges and future research directions to enhance, optimize, and standardize stem cell-based therapies for augmenting tendon repair were then discussed.

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 5 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 88 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Unknown 87 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 22%
Researcher 14 16%
Unspecified 13 15%
Student > Bachelor 13 15%
Student > Master 10 11%
Other 19 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 27%
Unspecified 15 17%
Engineering 14 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 11%
Other 12 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. 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 September 2018.
All research outputs
#1,034,308
of 13,285,335 outputs
Outputs from Stem cells and cloning advances and applications
#4
of 45 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#33,681
of 357,526 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Stem cells and cloning advances and applications
#1
of 1 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,285,335 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 92nd percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 45 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.2. This one scored the same or higher as 41 of them.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 357,526 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 90% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 1 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has scored higher than all of them