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Membrane sweeping for induction of labour

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2005
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (74th percentile)

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Title
Membrane sweeping for induction of labour
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2005
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd000451.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Michel Boulvain, Catalin M Stan, Olivier Irion

Abstract

Sweeping of the membranes, also named stripping of the membranes, is a relatively simple technique usually performed without admission to hospital. During vaginal examination, the clinician's finger is introduced into the cervical os. Then, the inferior pole of the membranes is detached from the lower uterine segment by a circular movement of the examining finger. This intervention has the potential to initiate labour by increasing local production of prostaglandins and, thus, reduce pregnancy duration or pre-empt formal induction of labour with either oxytocin, prostaglandins or amniotomy. This is one of a series of reviews of methods of cervical ripening and labour induction using standardised methodology.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 107 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 23 21%
Student > Master 18 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 13%
Researcher 7 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 5%
Other 20 18%
Unknown 22 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 56 51%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 12%
Social Sciences 5 5%
Engineering 4 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 3%
Other 5 5%
Unknown 24 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. 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 22 March 2019.
All research outputs
#1,315,261
of 14,537,063 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3,722
of 10,988 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#15,431
of 154,715 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#39
of 154 outputs
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