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Genetic counseling and testing for Alzheimer disease: Joint practice guidelines of the American College of Medical Genetics and the National Society of Genetic Counselors

Overview of attention for article published in Genetics in Medicine, May 2011
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#15 of 1,703)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

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21 news outlets
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1 blog
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1 tweeter
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1 patent
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2 Facebook pages
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289 Mendeley
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Title
Genetic counseling and testing for Alzheimer disease: Joint practice guidelines of the American College of Medical Genetics and the National Society of Genetic Counselors
Published in
Genetics in Medicine, May 2011
DOI 10.1097/gim.0b013e31821d69b8
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Authors

Jill S Goldman, Susan E Hahn, Jennifer Williamson Catania, Susan Larusse-Eckert, Melissa Barber Butson, Malia Rumbaugh, Michelle N Strecker, J Scott Roberts, Wylie Burke, Richard Mayeux, Thomas Bird

Abstract

Alzheimer disease is the most common cause of dementia. It occurs worldwide and affects all ethnic groups. The incidence of Alzheimer disease is increasing due, in part, to increased life expectancy and the aging baby boomer generation. The average lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer disease is 10-12%. This risk at least doubles with the presence of a first-degree relative with the disorder. Despite its limited utility, patients express concern over their risk and, in some instances, request testing. Furthermore, research has demonstrated that testing individuals for apolipoprotein E can be valuable and safe in certain contexts. However, because of the complicated genetic nature of the disorder, few clinicians are prepared to address the genetic risks of Alzheimer disease with their patients. Given the increased awareness in family history thanks to family history campaigns, the increasing incidence of Alzheimer disease, and the availability of direct to consumer testing, patient requests for information is increasing. This practice guideline provides clinicians with a framework for assessing their patients' genetic risk for Alzheimer disease, identifying which individuals may benefit from genetic testing, and providing the key elements of genetic counseling for AD.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 7 2%
Brazil 3 1%
Spain 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Philippines 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Unknown 274 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 67 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 49 17%
Researcher 40 14%
Student > Bachelor 37 13%
Other 21 7%
Other 74 26%
Unknown 1 <1%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 88 30%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 62 21%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 33 11%
Unspecified 28 10%
Neuroscience 19 7%
Other 58 20%
Unknown 1 <1%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 181. 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 05 December 2018.
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#64,034
of 12,381,422 outputs
Outputs from Genetics in Medicine
#15
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Outputs of similar age
#295
of 91,190 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Genetics in Medicine
#1
of 21 outputs
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