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Antibiotic prophylaxis for mammalian bites

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2001
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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 (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (88th percentile)

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2 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
policy
2 policy sources
twitter
14 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages
wikipedia
3 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user

Citations

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190 Mendeley
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Title
Antibiotic prophylaxis for mammalian bites
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2001
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd001738
Pubmed ID
Authors

Iara Marques Medeiros, Humberto Saconato

Abstract

Bites by mammals are a common problem and they account for up to 1% of all visits to hospital emergency rooms. Dog and cat bites are the most common and people are usually bitten by their own pets or by an animal known to them. School-age children make up almost a half of those bitten. Prevention of tetanus, rabies and wound infection are the priorities for staff in emergency rooms. The use of antibiotics may be useful to reduce the risk of developing a wound infection.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
Chile 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Singapore 1 <1%
Unknown 185 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 27 14%
Student > Postgraduate 21 11%
Student > Bachelor 21 11%
Student > Master 19 10%
Researcher 18 9%
Other 46 24%
Unknown 38 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 110 58%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 5%
Unspecified 7 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 2%
Social Sciences 3 2%
Other 8 4%
Unknown 49 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 53. 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 29 September 2022.
All research outputs
#671,573
of 22,774,233 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#1,364
of 12,314 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#376
of 40,289 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3
of 25 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,774,233 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 97th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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