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Compression for venous leg ulcers

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, November 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (89th percentile)

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2 policy sources
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50 tweeters
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3 Facebook pages
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1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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Title
Compression for venous leg ulcers
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, November 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd000265.pub3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Susan O'Meara, Nicky Cullum, E Andrea Nelson, Jo C Dumville

Abstract

Up to one percent of people in industrialised countries will suffer from a leg ulcer at some time. The majority of these leg ulcers are due to problems in the veins, resulting in an accumulation of blood in the legs. Leg ulcers arising from venous problems are called venous (or varicose or stasis) ulcers. The main treatment is the application of a firm compression garment (bandage or stocking) in order to aid venous return. There is a large number of compression garments available and it was unclear whether they are effective in treating venous ulcers and, if so, which method of compression is the most effective.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Turkey 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Unknown 476 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 79 16%
Student > Master 77 16%
Other 53 11%
Researcher 48 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 45 9%
Other 131 27%
Unknown 56 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 225 46%
Nursing and Health Professions 82 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 23 5%
Psychology 16 3%
Engineering 9 2%
Other 60 12%
Unknown 74 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 44. 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 15 April 2020.
All research outputs
#514,975
of 16,018,042 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1,313
of 11,356 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,688
of 153,068 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#11
of 100 outputs
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