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Double gloving to reduce surgical cross-infection

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2006
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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1 blog
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29 tweeters
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1 Wikipedia page

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Title
Double gloving to reduce surgical cross-infection
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2006
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003087.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Judith Tanner, Hazel Parkinson

Abstract

The invasive nature of surgery, with its increased exposure to blood, means that during surgery there is a high risk of transfer of pathogens. Pathogens can be transferred through contact between surgical patients and the surgical team, resulting in post-operative or blood borne infections in patients or blood borne infections in the surgical team. Both patients and the surgical team need to be protected from this risk. This risk can be reduced by implementing protective barriers such as wearing surgical gloves. Wearing two pairs of surgical gloves, triple gloves, glove liners or cloth outer gloves, as opposed to one pair, is considered to provide an additional barrier and further reduce the risk of contamination.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 153 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 24 15%
Student > Bachelor 23 15%
Researcher 21 13%
Student > Postgraduate 19 12%
Other 16 10%
Other 55 35%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 99 63%
Unspecified 17 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 4%
Psychology 5 3%
Other 16 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 34. 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 03 September 2019.
All research outputs
#493,962
of 13,522,269 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1,516
of 10,624 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,295
of 145,496 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#5
of 105 outputs
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