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Castor oil, bath and/or enema for cervical priming and induction of labour

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2013
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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 (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (85th percentile)

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Title
Castor oil, bath and/or enema for cervical priming and induction of labour
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003099.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Anthony J Kelly, Josephine Kavanagh, Jane Thomas

Abstract

Castor oil, a potent cathartic, is derived from the bean of the castor plant. Anecdotal reports, which date back to ancient Egypt have suggested the use of castor oil to stimulate labour. Castor oil has been widely used as a traditional method of initiating labour in midwifery practice. Its role in the initiation of labour is poorly understood and data examining its efficacy within a clinical trial are limited. 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%
France 1 1%
South Africa 1 1%
Ireland 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 95 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 24 24%
Student > Bachelor 17 17%
Researcher 15 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 12%
Unspecified 8 8%
Other 24 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 52 52%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 15%
Unspecified 12 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 6%
Social Sciences 5 5%
Other 10 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 26. 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 19 July 2019.
All research outputs
#614,969
of 13,385,708 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1,984
of 10,576 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#8,390
of 155,164 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#19
of 130 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,385,708 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 95th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 10,576 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 20.9. This one has done well, scoring higher than 81% of its peers.
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