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Phase II trial of standard versus increased transfusion volume in Ugandan children with acute severe anemia

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, April 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)

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Phase II trial of standard versus increased transfusion volume in Ugandan children with acute severe anemia
Published in
BMC Medicine, April 2014
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-12-67
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Peter Olupot-Olupot, Charles Engoru, Jennifer Thompson, Julius Nteziyaremye, Martin Chebet, Tonny Ssenyondo, Cornelius M Dambisya, Vicent Okuuny, Ronald Wokulira, Denis Amorut, Paul Ongodia, Ayub Mpoya, Thomas N Williams, Sophie Uyoga, Alex Macharia, Diana M Gibb, A Sarah Walker, Kathryn Maitland


Severe anemia (SA, hemoglobin <6 g/dl) is a leading cause of pediatric hospital admission in Africa, with significant in-hospital mortality. The underlying etiology is often infectious, but specific pathogens are rarely identified. Guidelines developed to encourage rational blood use recommend a standard volume of whole blood (20 ml/kg) for transfusion, but this is commonly associated with a frequent need for repeat transfusion and poor outcome. Evidence is lacking on what hemoglobin threshold criteria for intervention and volume are associated with the optimal survival outcomes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 2 4%
Ethiopia 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Unknown 45 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 16%
Other 5 10%
Researcher 5 10%
Lecturer 5 10%
Student > Bachelor 5 10%
Other 14 29%
Unknown 7 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 29 59%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 6%
Engineering 2 4%
Social Sciences 2 4%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 2%
Other 3 6%
Unknown 9 18%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. 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 18 June 2019.
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