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Vaccines for post-exposure prophylaxis against varicella (chickenpox) in children and adults

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, June 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 (89th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (61st percentile)

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15 tweeters
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2 Facebook pages
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1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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Title
Vaccines for post-exposure prophylaxis against varicella (chickenpox) in children and adults
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, June 2014
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd001833.pub3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Kristine Macartney, Anita Heywood, Peter McIntyre

Abstract

The prevention of varicella (chickenpox) using live attenuated varicella vaccines has been demonstrated both in randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and in population-based immunisation programmes in countries such as the United States and Australia. Many countries do not routinely immunise children against varicella and exposures continue to occur. Although the disease is often mild, complications such as secondary bacterial infection, pneumonitis and encephalitis occur in about 1% of cases, usually leading to hospitalisation. The use of varicella vaccine in persons who have recently been exposed to the varicella zoster virus has been studied as a form of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Unknown 70 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 18%
Researcher 11 15%
Student > Bachelor 10 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 11%
Other 6 8%
Other 12 17%
Unknown 11 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 30 42%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 8%
Social Sciences 4 6%
Psychology 4 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 4%
Other 11 15%
Unknown 13 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. 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 03 July 2018.
All research outputs
#1,361,056
of 13,923,992 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3,848
of 10,759 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#20,429
of 188,205 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#77
of 200 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,923,992 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 90th percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 10,759 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 21.4. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 64% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 200 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 61% of its contemporaries.