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Preoperative hair removal to reduce surgical site infection

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2006
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Citations

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Title
Preoperative hair removal to reduce surgical site infection
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2006
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd004122.pub3
Pubmed ID
Authors

Tanner, J, Woodings, D, Moncaster, K

Abstract

The preparation of people for surgery has traditionally included the routine removal of body hair from the intended surgical wound site. However, there are studies which claim that pre-operative hair removal is deleterious to patients, perhaps by causing surgical site infections (SSIs), and should not be carried out.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 85 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 17 20%
Other 15 17%
Researcher 11 13%
Student > Bachelor 11 13%
Student > Master 10 11%
Other 21 24%
Unknown 2 2%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 64 74%
Unspecified 7 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 2%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 2%
Other 5 6%
Unknown 2 2%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 16 February 2019.
All research outputs
#3,007,260
of 13,376,849 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#5,589
of 10,572 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#39,231
of 205,087 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#265
of 501 outputs
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