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Ear drops for the removal of ear wax

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2009
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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 (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (94th percentile)

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3 news outlets
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3 blogs
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19 tweeters
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1 Facebook page

Citations

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Title
Ear drops for the removal of ear wax
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2009
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd004326.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Martin J Burton, Carolyn Doree

Abstract

Problems attributed to the accumulation of wax (cerumen) are among the most common reasons for people to present to their general practitioners with ear trouble. Treatment for this condition often involves use of a wax softening agent (cerumenolytic) to disperse the cerumen, reduce the need for, or facilitate syringing, but there is no consensus on the effectiveness of the variety of cerumenolytics in use.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
United States 1 3%
Switzerland 1 3%
Unknown 36 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 15%
Student > Postgraduate 5 13%
Other 5 13%
Student > Bachelor 4 10%
Professor 3 8%
Other 13 33%
Unknown 3 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 27 69%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 5%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 3%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 3%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 3 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 60. 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 14 June 2019.
All research outputs
#307,897
of 14,015,503 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#792
of 10,798 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,597
of 98,399 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#4
of 78 outputs
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