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Oral rinses, mouthwashes and sprays for improving recovery following tonsillectomy

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (78th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (56th percentile)

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Title
Oral rinses, mouthwashes and sprays for improving recovery following tonsillectomy
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007806.pub4
Pubmed ID
Authors

Zbys Fedorowicz, Esther J van Zuuren, Mona Nasser, Ben Carter, Jassim H Al Langawi

Abstract

This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in The Cochrane Library in Issue 1, 2010 and previously updated in 2011.Tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of lymphoid tissue, the palatine tonsil, which is located at the back of the throat. It is still commonly performed for patients who have recurrent bouts of acute tonsillitis. Although tonsillectomy is considered a fairly minor procedure, pain and bleeding are two of the most common complications; either may delay recovery and can on occasion lead to hospital readmission. Postoperative tonsillectomy medication should provide an adequate reduction in morbidity while minimising side effects, therefore topical agents would seem to be an ideal, safe option. A number of mouthwashes and topical sprays are available which offer pain relief or can help to reduce bleeding in the immediate postoperative period.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 1%
United States 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 160 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 26 16%
Student > Bachelor 22 13%
Other 19 12%
Student > Postgraduate 14 8%
Researcher 14 8%
Other 46 28%
Unknown 24 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 96 58%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 7%
Psychology 8 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 2%
Other 11 7%
Unknown 29 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 31 January 2020.
All research outputs
#3,334,243
of 16,726,235 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#6,134
of 11,580 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#33,770
of 167,459 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#53
of 121 outputs
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