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Endovenous thermal ablation for healing venous ulcers and preventing recurrence

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 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 (53rd percentile)

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Title
Endovenous thermal ablation for healing venous ulcers and preventing recurrence
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd009494.pub2
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Authors

Nehemiah Samuel, Daniel Carradice, Tom Wallace, George E Smith, Ian C Chetter

Abstract

Venous leg ulcers represent the worst extreme within the spectrum of chronic venous disease. Affecting up to 3% of the adult population, this typically chronic, recurring condition significantly impairs quality of life, and its treatment places a heavy financial burden upon healthcare systems. The current mainstay of treatment for venous leg ulcers is compression therapy, which has been shown to enhance ulcer healing rates. Open surgery on the veins in the leg has been shown to reduce ulcer recurrence rates, but it is an unpopular option and many patients are unsuitable. The efficacy of the newer, minimally-invasive endovenous thermal techniques has been established in uncomplicated superficial venous disease, and these techniques are now beginning to be used in the management of venous ulceration, though the evidence for this treatment is currently unclear. It is hypothesised that, when used with compression, ablation may further reduce pressures in the leg veins, resulting in improved rates of healing. Furthermore, since long-term patient concordance with compression is relatively poor, it may prove more popular, effective and cost-effective to provide a single intervention to reduce recurrence, rather than life-long treatment with compression.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Ecuador 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 141 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 26 18%
Student > Bachelor 20 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 11%
Other 15 10%
Researcher 13 9%
Other 34 24%
Unknown 20 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 74 51%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 14%
Psychology 5 3%
Social Sciences 5 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 2%
Other 11 8%
Unknown 26 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 26 June 2020.
All research outputs
#3,714,121
of 15,916,297 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#6,085
of 11,324 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#36,887
of 171,843 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#52
of 111 outputs
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