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Prophylactic antibiotics for preventing pneumococcal infection in children with sickle cell disease

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, November 2014
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Title
Prophylactic antibiotics for preventing pneumococcal infection in children with sickle cell disease
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, November 2014
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003427.pub3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ceri Hirst, Shirley Owusu-Ofori

Abstract

This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 2002, and previously updated in 2012. People with sickle cell disease are particularly susceptible to infection. Infants and very young children are especially vulnerable, and the 'Co-operative Study of Sickle Cell Disease' observed an incidence rate of 10 per 100 patient years of pneumococcal septicaemia in children under the age of three. Vaccines, including customary pneumococcal vaccines, may be of limited use in this age group. Therefore, prophylactic penicillin regimens may be advisable for this population.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Unknown 40 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 8 20%
Student > Master 7 17%
Researcher 7 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 10%
Other 7 17%
Unknown 2 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 23 56%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 7%
Mathematics 1 2%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 2%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 5 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 13 December 2014.
All research outputs
#1,927,863
of 5,036,385 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#5,471
of 7,691 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#47,921
of 145,518 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#174
of 201 outputs
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