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Quantitative analysis of residual protein contamination of podiatry instruments reprocessed through local and central decontamination units

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, January 2011
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Title
Quantitative analysis of residual protein contamination of podiatry instruments reprocessed through local and central decontamination units
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Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/1757-1146-4-2
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Authors

Gordon WG Smith, Frank Goldie, Steven Long, David F Lappin, Gordon Ramage, Andrew J Smith

Abstract

The cleaning stage of the instrument decontamination process has come under increased scrutiny due to the increasing complexity of surgical instruments and the adverse affects of residual protein contamination on surgical instruments. Instruments used in the podiatry field have a complex surface topography and are exposed to a wide range of biological contamination. Currently, podiatry instruments are reprocessed locally within surgeries while national strategies are favouring a move toward reprocessing in central facilities. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of local and central reprocessing on podiatry instruments by measuring residual protein contamination of instruments reprocessed by both methods.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 14 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 21%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 14%
Student > Bachelor 1 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Unknown 2 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 7%
Arts and Humanities 1 7%
Other 4 29%
Unknown 2 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 04 September 2013.
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#13,390,169
of 22,719,618 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
#607
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#133,473
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
#4
of 8 outputs
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